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Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center

Public | PK-8 | 256 students

 
 
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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 10 ratings
2011:
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Posted February 24, 2014

The administration of the old Courtenay and old Stockton were very attentive to the needs of the ENTIRE COMMUNITY. The new administration of the new Courtenay will say and twist words to make parents happy. However, little is actually ever done by administration, unless it is done by the Intern Prinicipal. Up until recently when a recent article declared the school a "war zone" there was little communication from the school administration. The teachers here look worn out not only from the lack of support. The older students practically run this school since there is no discipline procedures in place. The number of students at this school is declining and I'd be surprised
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

The school administration is very attentive to students' and parents' needs. Our child transitioned from preK at Courtenay to kindergarten in the merger that welcomed Stockton's students. I think that everyone is frustrated with CPS corporate management and the teachers are trying their best. That said, I think the school administration should pay more attention to ALL teachers following the IEPs of students and not delegate the goals to be met by the Special Ed teachers alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

It should be noted that this school is much different than the reviews posted in 2013 and prior. It was merged for the 2013-2014 school year as part of the mass CPS school closings and is a completely different environment than the one described below.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I am am a graduate from Courtenay that goes to Amundsen. The teachers and staff at Courtenay are amazing and kind. The teachers are relaxed and try hard to help kids get good grades. When I went I was part of C3 club where we learned about recycling and the earth. I was also part of the robotics club, even though we did not win it was an amazing experience.


Posted April 23, 2013

I am freshmen in high school, i attended Courtenay for 11 years, from 2 years in pre-k, kindergarten and then 1-8. This school is wonderful, the bonds built with the teachers and staff are very strong. Everyone is really nice. We raised money to build the new playground. The teachers really are dedicated to helping the students.


Posted April 23, 2013

Courtenay Language Arts Center is not only a school, but a close knitted community; a family. Your children will not only learn the needed skills to achieve in life, but will also develop frienships that will last beyond elementary. I went to this school, and I honestly believe that Courtenay prepared me for high school. Currently, I go to Lane Tech, one of the best highschools in Illinois. Thanks to Courtenay, I am now enjoying my time at there. The staff is very friendly and efficient, they truly do care about their students. As a student there, I was encouraged to do my best every day. If you are considering a school for your child, look no further, this is the school for you.


Posted January 11, 2013

Courtenay Language Arts School is a great school where children are put first. If you want your child to feel valued and learn leadership skills, then this is your school. The school has excellent teachers and great leadership and support from the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

This school is the best it has great academics ,as well as great teachers. Parents are always there to help out when needed and my son made lots of friends. I give it two thumbs up !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

What a great school community to be a part of! A diverse population, involved parents, dedicated teachers and administration- what more can you ask for? A new playground is being built and should be ready on the first day of school. They are adding an art and literacy teacher to their staff for next year as well. Friends of Courtenay is in place with active parent participation. Looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

We chose Courtenay because of the small class sizes and high test scores, and we have not been disappointed. The teachers and administration are focused on ensuring that each child reaches their full potential. My kindergartener has gym class, music, and recess, and participates in monthly Literacy assemblies where students practice public speaking skills. Character development is emphasized as well, and there is an atmosphere of support and respect. A playground is being built this summer, technology is expanding, and Common Core curriculum standards are being adopted a year early to ensure that students are prepared in advance of the CPS wide shift. We are so pleased we chose to send our daughter to Courtenay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

My Grandchildren started here this year. My Grandaughter is in sixth grade. I was so worried about her changing schools at this grade level, but it was an easy transition for her. There is a familiarity between the kids/staff that is very trusting and reassuring, especially to an overprotective Grandma. She is very happy here and that is important to me. My Grandson started pre school as well. I am hoping he will be able to continue here for the remainder of his elementary education. There are many activities that students can be involved in and I like that.I hope that our Alderman will bring some support to this school. I would love to see it in full bloom.


Posted March 18, 2012

I attended this school for ten years all the way up to eighth grade. This school has the best staff I've ever met. The teachers really care about the students and make sure that they are performing at their full potential. When I first enrolled at this school I did not know one word of English, however the teachers all worked with me and before long I was exceeding in school with straight A's, top percentile scores on standardized tests, and attending science fair competitions for the area and city of Chicago. I now go to Northside prep, the top school in Illinois and the 24th best school in the nation. While all of my classmates are complaining about homework and how low their grades are I am accustomed to the work load and have learned through elementary school how to juggle sports, academics, as well as efficient time management skills. I am one of the only freshmen at my school who did not have trouble adapting to the expectations of high school life. It is thanks to all of the staff at Courtenay, that I continue to exceed in school. If you are looking for a small school where your child's education can be given the attention it needs don't think twice about Courtenay.


Posted March 12, 2012

I transferred my daughter to Courtenay because of the school's excellent test results and its small size. I am very happy about this transfer. The small class size allows my daughter to learn a lot more in school. The teachers are excellent and passionate about their work. The math teacher offers extra help and teaches the students strategy and approach. I am very impressed by the Principal and the Assistant Principal. They greet every single child by name and show lots of affection and respect for the children. This is one big family and I am proud that my daughter is part of the Courtenay community. Great School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

My daughter started 1st grade this year and had come from a private school - I was worried that she'd get bored because she could read and write so well, but Courtenay has an "enriched" class for students who are advanced in reading and math. It is so wonderful to see her learning at her level, while the teacher is still able to focus on the students at the first grade level as well. All of the staff are friendly and focused on the school. The principal is wonderful and has addressed any concerns I've had immediately and with urgency. She also acts on the needs of the school and kids. They will be getting a playground next year, they offer PE twice or three times a week, technology. I am looking forward to see what's in addition next year with the longer school day. I am so happy we were able to attend this school. We enjoy the small tight-knit community that has the feel of a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

The people and teachers of this school are very dedicated and friendly. My son is behind in some subjects but they have teachers working with not only him but other students as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

I have two childeren at Courtenay and having had them at two other schools in the CPS system (one of which was a magnet), I can tell you they have never gotten close to the quality instruction they receive at Courtenay. The focus is on core; math, reading, science and the scool is small enough for the teachers to give all children the time and attention they need to suceed. These standard are set by Dr. Percel (principal) and never have I seen a principal so involved in the daily activities and achievements of the children directly. I couldn't be happier with our with our choice, and hope in the future they get the funding and attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

We are new to Courtenay this year and I am very happy that we made the switch. Although Courtenay is small in size and population, it is very big with its goals. They are constantly working to communicate with the families to improve the learning environment both at school and at home. My children receive so much more attention and better instruction than our last school that I feel that I couldn't have made a better choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

One of THE BEST schools in chicago and they deserve much more recognition for all that they do for the children. I have four kids who at some point attended Courtenay and everyone that we've encountered has been truly a beautiful person. You can see the passion that everyone working at this school has for ALL the kids. From the teachers to the ladies that greet you and are watching our children you can see that they care and want the best for our children which as a parent is exactly what I want from my kids and am overjoyed to have found them. The one thing I wish were different would be that the school was bigger so that many more children would have the honor of attending it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

We have been at Courtenay since 2006 and we can not say how much we LOVE this school. When we moved out of the area we didn't think twice about keeping our younger daughter there. The commute to take both daughters to school (our older goes to Northtown now) is at least 45 minutes in good traffic but it is well worth it! All the teachers care about the students and are so enthusiastic about teaching. Dr. Percel and Ms. Lunetto (Principal and vice-principal) are doing amazing things to and with the school. We are so happy to be a part of the Courtenay Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

This is truly one of the best Elementary Schools in Chicago. My daughter is First Grade at Courtenay. Her class room is small with only 21 first graders. The principals and staff are fantastic, friendly, open and very involved in the students. The children are learning at least 6 months advanced of other first graders. I've been nothing but impressed with this school!! It is a hidden gem!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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60%

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93%

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100%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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70%

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92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income79%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income90%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female70%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female90%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female70%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income81%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income81%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income94%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income71%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 24%
Black 17% 18%
White 16% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 2nd Most Promising School Chicago Magaizine (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Juliet Rempa
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Girls on the Run
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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1726 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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Phone: (773) 534-5790

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