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Newberry Elementary Math & Science Academy

Public | K-8 | 560 students

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted September 30, 2010

A+....the teachers and staff are top notch and love what they do! It is a happy place for the students. And so many ways to get involved as a parent.... They even have an all day pre-school with a highly experienced teacher with two teaching asst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Newberry Academy is a nurturing environment with a truly committed principal, dedicated teachers, and devoted parents. When a child, parent, or member of the community enters the school, one of your first impressions is the sense of warmth and care which people in this school have for the students they serve. Teachers at Newberry tutor children before and after school, children are involved in clubs and sports galore, and parents have plenty of opportunities to get involved in school events whether they be during the school day or after school hours.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2010

Newberry's web site says that the school's focus is math, science and technology. The technology is one computer cart with 30 computers. This can be checked out by teachers on a first come-first served basis. However, there is no one to teach the kids basic computer skills. Does the social studies teacher teach word processing or social studies. This school has a significant lower income student population. Because the student body is not being exposed to the skills that will allow them to succeed, these kids will only have the skills to qualify them for lower income/non-skilled jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

crowded classrooms, some teachers are not accomodating work for students with needs, only accomodate the "usual" parents, that dont need to work, lots of bullying, girls making fun of other girls, no feeling of peace in the school, no free after school programs like art, music, dance...everything is payed, seems like this school is very focused on collecting money and for what of we have to end up paying for everything? parties, meeting, after school, tons of supplies (3 reams of copy paper per 22 students? come on are we supplying the whole school with supplies?) what are all the auctions, collections, "donation" for? why are teachers asking for donations to do their work? this scool is ridiculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Pros: Strong academic focus, math & science cirriculum, diverse community, competent staff and administrators, caring atmosphere. Cons: Early school schedule, short school day, lacking arts programming, arts/music programming is tuition based only, increased class sizes over past 4 years, which is a reversal of previous 4 year trend, where classes became smaller, parental involvement isn't widespread ("usual suspects")
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Great Kids, caring parents and a School to go with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Newberry is a rarity in our urban environment. It is a school that strives for academic excellence that also has a very diverse population, economically and ethnically. Getting along with varied people is a lesson that all of us (including our children) need to learn, and Newberry's students live it every day. The school has wonderful teachers who are support their students, and are extremely communicative with the parents. The administration is extremely approachable and will address any concerns raised by anyone within the community. This is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers are wonderful. The community of the school is amazing. Everyone puts children first!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2010

Newberry is the hidden gem in this bustling city. So wonderfully diverse, it is a wonderful learning community. Parents are devoted, students love coming to school to learn, teachers go above and beyond always. It feels like family. The math & science learning is incredible! Administration has an open-door policy and it's location is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Great teachers! It all starts with great teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

This school is horrible! I would definently recommend for parents to not send there child to this school. Three of my children attended this school one graduated in 2004 the other 2006 and the youngest graduated in 2009. I am completely dissapointed in the way this school shows there dedication to students. My first two daughters did a great job in this school but, my last daughter to graduate failed behind in the year of 2003 when she was in 3rd grade and since then she became bad at math up until the following year, and Newberry passed her just so they would meet the standards of Illinois schools. This school should be closed down, teachers and staff are rude especially in the office Ms.Pantoja is a huge budge...she walks around the school entertaining the children like a clown!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This is a great school, I'm a new parent and I'm loving it already and so my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It's an inner city haven that embraces every child, providing the best advantages and resources to prepare them for their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

I have two kids at Newberry, one 1st grade the other one in 7th, we just have an excellent year, I can say more than yes to this wonderful magnet school. Teachers are always challenging students, my 7th grade son is on the track and field team and had a increndible coach. Thanks everybody for all the support. We are one of the schools with good resources every class count with a smartboard great facilities. We just love to be part of Newberry Math and Science Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I have two children at Newberry and would recommed Newberry to anyone. I loved the reduced class sizes for the lower grades 1-3. All the teachers have been wonderful. In 3rd grade my child was struggling with math and her teach set-up extra help 1/2 before school starterd to get her caught up. The office staff is always very helpful. Newberry has this great talent show everyother year which is so mcuh fun to watch all the kids perform. My only wish was their was more afterschool activities that were not fee based. Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

Newberry offers a decent education to those who are willing to make the effort. Some of the instructors are absolutely inspired. Some are simply there. My kids attend Newberry and are happy. That means a lot to me. However, as a working mother, their lack of an afterschool program has left me in dire straits at times. Extra-curricular activities (art, music, sports) must be paid for by the parents. I also think that the special projects (history fair, science fair) are challenging but are often internet based research which limits those kids who do not have a computer at home or a parent who can take the time with them to research and edit their work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

I wrote a review in June of 2004 and now, as the parent of a newly graduated Newberry student(!), I wish to reiterate how pleased we have been with Newberry Academy. I feel my son is *extremely* well prepared for his high school experience - both academically and socially. The teachers, support staff, and administrators have been wonderful over the past several years. Further, there have been vast improvements in recent years which include more after-school programs, improvement in teaching staff (upper grades in particular), and a greater outreaching of the social network of the Newberry Community. In particular we love the incredible diversity of Newberry Students - the school represents a near-perfect microcosm of Chicago - which offers our children a wealth of experience in culture and socialization. If you were to ask me if you should send your child to Newberry, I would reply with a resounding yes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I love Newberry - both of my children have attended since kindergarten. Teachers are wonderful nurturing yet challenging, I feel like a community is formed even with children being bussed in. My only complaint(s) is no afterschool program, no real clubs, no arts or music. I think the administration is supportive but more partnering needs to happen. Nonetheless, my kids look forward to school everyday, have made wonderful friends and love their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

Newberry is a great school. My kids have had excellent teaching. The staff (as well as faculty) are very involved. Band is offered as a fee based program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

Newberry Academy provides a great learning environement for a very diverse student population. The diversity is one of the school's assets - it allows children to learn skills which will be so importnat in all their years to come. The teachers are genrall phenomenal, are dedicated and hard-working. It has been a wonderful experience for my kids. I would say that the upper grades at Newberry at less 'solid' than the lower grades, but in recent years the adminsitration has been making great strides in improving the upper grades.
—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.

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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46%
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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

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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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School culture

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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