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Newberry Elementary Math & Science Academy

Public | K-8 | 560 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted May 1, 2014

level 1 that's why I give it a 4 star...I have no idea about the school but its is better then a level 3.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

We transferred our children into Newberry from another public school and they could not be happier. They love the teachers, the scheduling (they say the day "flies by"), and the challenges that they are now being presented with academically. The teachers are top-notch and the enthusiasm and love for the subject each teaches is definitely shown with the students. We are happy we came to Newberry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

I love this school from its students to its faculty and staff. I wish more parents were involved as I feel that would improve the sense of community. In the 4 years that we have been with the school I have seen my children grow and learn and have very positive experiences. I am not sure what some of the other parents below are expecting from their grade school or even if they remember their own past experience for reference. The experience is what you put into it and the most important is what your child is getting out of the school. I am very involved and I care about all of the students. Regarding the fundraising comment, it is by no means a requirement and the expectation is for parents/families can donate in whatever means they feel comfortable. We live in different times where budgets are constantly being cut and I do not believe that ALL of OUR students should have to go without. It is through the generosity of our Newberry Community that we will have a brand new library next year. Let's celebrate how fortunate our Newberry students are and not drag the community down with negative commentary. If you don't like it do something about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

This is a great school with a caring, approachable and intelligent school principal. The negative comments about her have me baffled. I met with her recently to discuss some concerns that I had about my children. She responded to my request immediately and was very responsive to my concerns. I was blown away with how much she actually knew about my children on a very personal level! The teachers are approachable and seem to work very hard to help the students to learn. I couldn't be happier with this school and am thrilled to be sending my youngest to kindergarten in September!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

The school has a great reputation only because of where it is located. By far not impressed anymore. They should not have changed the prior principal. The new principal was the asst. principal and by far has no people skills and seems like she's just there to collect a paycheck . She seems checked out and should not have been given the Principal role. Sometimes roles as such can give you a power trip and have no positive outcome. Mr. Collins (asst. prinicpal) is great! Overall academically I am extremely disappointed with Newberry. My student is in 8th grade and I can not wait until this is over! They don't challenge the students to their full potentail it's sad how it's their last year and it seems that they are not learning anything this year. The only teacher that seems to care and go the extra step is the Math teacher Mr. Greenburg. I have another child that I did not enroll here and is being challenged to her full potential where she's at now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

This school is not what they say they are they cover up so many things just to keep the status they have, they care if about the fundraiser this is a public school not a school of rich kids. The only only one that seems to care about the students is Mr. Collins.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

I think this is a great school. It's small so students get sufficient attention to help them academically. There are some after school activities as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2012

Good school, good teachers - Principal is openly catty and a little of her goes a long way, but the Vice principal seems to be keeping it together so far. I expect great things under his leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

great school.very smart kids.but to say the truth i really really don't like the way the school keeps asking for money.it teaches children a bad thing for greed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

Excellent and dedicated teachers, strong and approachable school administration, challenging academics, diverse student body-a gem of a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

I am very pleased with this school. My daughter came here from a very good private school. Last year was her first year here and she adjusted very well to fourth grade. This is her second year here and I'm please with her academic progress. The teachers here challenge her to reach higher. Her transition from a private to a public school has been assisted by the undertanding prinicple and staff. The diverse community is well represented here a Newberry. I will continue to support the extra cirirriclium as well as the fundrasiers to help them to pursue thir goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

My daughter has been here since kindergarten and is currently in the first grade. I think the schools academics are wonderful. The other day she was helping a friend in 2nd grade at another magnet school do homework on subtraction and word problems. She understood and was able to explain her answers. I find that to be OUTSTANDING! While the work my seem to be challenging, I do believe she will on or above level with the rest of the world. She's learning to tell time and count money already and her reading is above average. The science class and lab are wonderful. My daughter has been teaching me about plants that I didn't know existed. Thank you Newberry!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

I agree that it is amazing that the campaign to revamp the playground has been successful! Congratulations to the principal and the Friends of Newberry for accomplishing this goal in such a short amount of time!as a parent I hope to see the overall parent involvement increase and be made up of a more diverse group of people. I feel that the current staff and administration values parent support and it would benefit the school to see more parents get on board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

As a parent of a soon to be 1st grader- all I can say is "WOW", Friends of Newberry /PTO has raised over $500,000 to redo the school's playground, parking lot and other beatifications (i.e. lighting, planters). They launched their campaign September 2010 and exceed their goal, and broke ground in July. The new leadership from Principal Foley-Acevedo and Asst. Prin. Collins was amazing. Their constant focus on bringing our school to the next level was nothing less than amazing! Pretty impressed with the school on a whole, but just like every other school- parent involvement needs to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2011

As a parent of a 7th grader, and speaking on behalf of many parents, I feel the upper grade teachers are all wonderful, including the science teacher. This teacher has been particularly supportive and motivating to my child. Considering the lack of discipline by the current administration that has become an issue at all grade levels, these teachers have alot more to deal with, and it is unfortunate that uninformed parents such as the previous review, may not be involved enough with the teacher or school to really understand what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

Great School! Great Educators! My oldest graduated from newberry and my youngest still there. I'm thrilled with the leadership of our new principle Mrs.Acevedo. She has added some new afterschool sports and activities for the children which have been wonderful. Mrs.Acevedo has her own children at Newberry which right there say's alot! She is vested in our school! I have been there for a while and I can see a new life in the teachers and staff! Only one teacher I feel needs to be replaced and that is the 7th & 8th grade science teacher. She is unmodivating/uninspiring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

good school over all they are diing much better with sports. a bit to much money asking fromparents. getting better wit the children and making them feel better. but needs to make sure the teachers are nice to the kids and fair


Posted March 12, 2011

Newberry is a good school to go to. reading the other comments people say i can dissagree when they say dont send your kids to that school. i am a student at this school. the teaching is very good. it meets the levels. may not be the most AMAZING school ever but its a good school the sport programs are much better. and i do agree that they ask for a bit to much money. every teacher has there way of being. but im a student here i have been here since 2nd grade and i can say that im proud to be a student here. i have seen this school try to better. and they are improving. im very happy that they are trying to make us feel better here at school. overall i love newberry.


Posted December 28, 2010

Newberry academy is an outstanding school. It is one of the most diverse schools in Chicago - both socioeconomically and racially. It has a great culture of academic achievement, an excellent teaching staff that works collaboratively to challenge students and strong adminstrators setting the direction and vision for the school. The school's test scores reflect this focus on achievement. I am very pleased to have my children attend Newberry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

My daughter is an advanced Kindergartener and is currently taking on first grade responsibilities and I am very satisfied with the challenge.
—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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female63%
Male56%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income46%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners57%

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male59%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income50%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners36%
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 Students67%
Female58%
Male72%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female39%
Male54%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income87%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)90%
Students without disabilities92%
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%
Female67%
Male70%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income78%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income68%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male69%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income75%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male65%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income67%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income86%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
Students without disabilities100%
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%
Female78%
Male48%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income50%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female85%
Male59%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income61%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities86%
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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26%
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
Black 35% 18%
Hispanic 29% 24%
White 26% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Linda S Foley-Acevedo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (773) 534-8000

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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700 West Willow Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Phone: (773) 534-8000

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