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Nettelhorst Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 370 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2009

My son is in kindergarten at Nettelhorst. He is reading and writing and we are amazed with his progress since he started last fall. We are thrilled with the school. The teachers, principal, and parent community are wonderful and welcoming. The after school program is amazing. Nettelhorst has a wonderful program and is concerned about building a child's character as well as education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

I love this school! my daughter is in second grade and I couldn't be happier. I cannot wait to meet her third grade teacher, both 3rd grade teachers are dedicated and amazing from what I hear. This is a school where you truly feel luck to be a part of, the staff welcomes you and the principal sends week a letter, 'friday news', which informs parents of everything that is happpening in the school. I am moving, but I will commute to ensure that my daughter continues to attend this amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

I grew up in the neighborhood and had friends who attended Nettelhorst. My son is now in Kindergarten at Nettelhorst. The school has made a 180 turn around since my friends went there, the principal the teachers all the volunteers and parents are committed to making Nettelhorst the best school. We are very happy our son goes there and so is he.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Nettelhorst is the best chicago public school my child has attended. It meets all of her academic and extracuricular activities. I live in the city by not near the school . My daughter is very happy with her principal, teachers, and classmates. My commute is well worth it. Job well done. Bravo. I give Nettelhorst 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

Nettelhorst is the best of the best. Not only are test scores sky rocketing, but the kids are all very happy to be there. It is a beautiful school that feels more like a private school then the urban public school that it is. I would chose Nettelhorst over all the expensive private schools in Chicago. My child is getting a better education here. We are so very lucky to be a part of the magic that is The Nettelhorst School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

Nettelhorst lives up to the hype. It s hard to imagine a public school that has traveled as far and as fast as this little school. My kids have been going to Nettelhorst for three years now. We have ridden some rocky waves along the way, but all schools have things that could be improved; one of the nice things about Nettelhorst is that the principal has really empowered the parents to help solve problems. I would put my kids education (including the academic part) up to any school in the country, both public and private. The Nettelhorst community is vibrant, dynamic, and welcoming. I recommend the school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

Parents have done amazing things with the interior of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

This school has interesting activities, but I think the people involved with making the changes care more about gimmicks like cafe tables and bathtub reading spaces than curriculum improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

With huge parent participation, a wonderful principal and staff and many extra programs from which to choose the school is fantastic! My friends daughter has been at school in Oak Park and transferred here in third grade she says she is learning more now than she was in the suburban school. The school is very open encouraging parents to show up at any time to help out or observe in a class.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted March 21, 2006

This is a great school for the arts, and some encouraging new test scores give me hope that it really is a 'rising star' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

Great teachers overall. A beautiful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2006

My 11 year old son went to Nettelhortst in 2005, without knowing a word in English. He met there excellent teachers and stimulating environment. I am really satisfied by the way he was encouraged to work hard and by the way he was rewarded for his success. He gained more confidence in himself, became more responsible and ambitious. I really believe that with the collective efforts of parents, teachers and administrators Nettelhorst is on it's way of becoming one of the finest public elementary schools in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

my kids and i love the overall appearance of the school...very welcoming and fun. there is always a great afterschool activity from which to choose that encourages the arts, music and sports...we love the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

I think this school has a lot of potential. My daughter is happy in the tuition-based preschool program, but I have to say overall the school seems disorganized. I do like the extra activities on-site as well as the option for after care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

Nettlehorst is an up and coming elementary school in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Not much to look at on the outside, it is a mosaic of art and paintings inside. Much of it's recent resurgance can be credited to the principal, Dr. Susan Kurland, and her cooperation with the very active and progressive Parent's Coop. Together, they have successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods and services from the bustling neighborhood retailers. The teachers are compassionate and demanding and do their best with the limits of the Chicago Public Schools system. Nettelhorst is one of, if not the most, mentioned public schools in Chicago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

This is our daughter's second year at Nettelhorst. She was sooo excited to start school again and eagerly looked forward to seeing her classmates & wonderful teacher. The parent involvement seems to be on the rise and I saw a lot work in progress the first week of school. The school is now a fine arts/performing arts school. We're very happy with Nettelhorst, it always seems to strive for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Nettelhorst is such a jem--we're so lucky to have it in our neighborhood. We felt from minute one that this was a school and community that our children would thrive in--and we were right. The principal and all the teachers we've come in contact with are fantastic--very focused on making this school the most successful elementary school in Chicago. We have a kindergardener and a pre-schooler in the school and they absolutely love it. The after-school program (Jane's Place) is fantastic. Our kindergardener is in something every day and our preschooler takes one after-school class as well. Can't say enough good stuff about this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I've been volunteering at Nettelhorst for the past 2 years and it never ceases to amaze me the wonderful staff that is there. The teachers are top-notch, the principal is wonderful - my daughter loves her, and the office staff is friendly and inviting. I love the community center in the school and think the classes there are terrific. I'm excited for my daughter to start school at Nettelhorst!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

My son is of a diverse background. His family is German, Black, Polish, and Hispanic and I proud that there is a place in Chicago that allows him to learn in an atmosphere he is comfortable and accepted. Nettelhorst is a perfect example of what a real chicagoland elementry school should look like; the staff and student population is diverse, the teaching methods are innovative and imaginative, communication between students, teachers, and parents are encouraged and accepted. Nettelhorst is a beautiful school celebrating the diversity of teaching,learning and of its students - I am happy to have my son enrolled in this institution and it is my hope that it continues to be a leader for its students and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

We looked at the private pre-k options in the city, and we really disappointed with the physical space of classrooms that were offered (small, old, dark, etc.) Nettelhorst has big, open, airy classrooms, fabulous artwork and a variety of unique items adorning the hallways (globes hanging from the ceilings) with fresh paint everywhere. In addition to the great classrooms, the pre-k has access to a huge gym, art class space and there are opportunities to sign up for extra classes after school, like ballet and language to name a few. The pre-k is every day, and the tuition based can be a longer day for kids whose parents work. Having that flexibility for our child to stay there a longer day has really been helpful, and she enjoys staying late so there is no parental guilt! Great things are happening at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income43%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female90%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income43%
Not low income89%
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 Students77%
Female70%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income72%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income76%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income92%
Not low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income55%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income62%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income65%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income54%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
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 Students70%
Female59%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income52%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female82%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income52%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income67%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
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 Students63%
Female56%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income57%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income50%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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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of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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
White 59% 51%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Black 11% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Italian
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Community Schools Grant, Chicago Community Trust Arts Grant
  • featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, the Chicago Tribune, the Sun Times, The Reader, Chicago Parent, Education Weekly and Principal For

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Language Stars
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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

School start time
  • State pre-k- 8
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Cindy A Wulbert

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Language Stars
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • The nettelhorst community group, jane’s place at nettelhorst, and the local school council.
More from this school
  • Nettelhorst will be offering tours of the school the LAST Tuesday of every month, beginning at 9:30 am. The school continues to offer community Story Time and Open Gym Playtime every Tuesday morning. Please see our website www.nettelhorst.org to confirm tour dates, times, and Jane's Place programing. Take a virtual tour of Nettelhorst on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZr6BYJSGc. For the whole back-story, check out How to Walk to School: Blueprint of a Neighborhood School Renaissance; www.howtowalktoschool.com
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3252 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60657
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Phone: (773) 534-5810

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