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Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School

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Posted June 23, 2014

Great teachers, wonderful and caring principal Ms. Mendez, and lots of community and parent involvement. My kids are happy at Peirce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2014

We have been very happy with the environment and education that Peirce has provided our 2 kids. We wanted to send our kids to a school where they would experience the world as it is: diverse in every way, but full of opportunity and resources. There is a very involved and passionate parent community and we have found the teachers to be great and responsive to input and involvement. The resources available at Peirce are amazing (technology, Science Lab, Art, Music, Language, etc.). The recent incident attributed to bullying is tragic, but it does not represent Peirce as a whole or represent a systemic issue with bullying. Many things have been done and are being done to combat this and other issues. Give Peirce a look. You won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

This school has a serious bullying problem. My friend in 6th grade was verbally bullied and physically bullied and as much as her parents complained, the school ignored their cries for help. That young girl couldn't handle the bullies anymore and she took her own life. This easily could've been avoided. DO NOT send your kids to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

This school has bullies that include teachers and students. One of my friends was bullied by her teacher and classmates. Her parents told the principle but they never did anything about it. My little brother also gets picked on and his teacher doesn't do anything about our. So my advice as a student is to never send your kids to this school.


Posted September 22, 2011

My daughter just started at Peirce this fall and we couldn't be happier. Her teacher is amazing - and even has his own blog that helps keep the parents in the loop. The kids are fantastic - we've even attended our first birthday party with one of her classmates. And the parent involvement is top rate - We are volunteering for our first fund raiser in two weeks. We are so excited to be in this neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

My child attended PK at Peirce during the 2010-11 school year. The teacher was kind and sweet with the children and my daughter thrived socially but experienced very little in the way of any academics. The curriculum is play-based and I appreciate that it is designed to develop social skills, curiosity and creativity. However, when implemented thoughtfully, children should also be gaining early literacy, language and math skills. There were few structures in place to make the play meaningful which helps translate into early learning. Even more disconcerting was the attitude of the administration. As parents, we did not feel that our thoughts or concerns were at all welcome by the principal and there appeared to be a lack of clear communication between the school leadership. The parent involvement in the school is exceptional and I hope that in time, they are able to improve school leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2011

We love Peirce. Teachers, activities and parents have all been great for our daughter. It is so wonderful to have a neighborhood school with a dedicated focus on doing the best for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

I love Peirce school! I am always amazed by the dedication of the teachers and the entire staff. Lots of parental involvement, too, which is key. Peirce is a hidden gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

Daughter in Kindergarden. Excellant communication between teacher and parents. My daugher is so thrilled by learning. Problems seem to be delt with promptly and fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

A great neighborhood school that is improving leaps and bounds every year. It has a group of intensely passionate parents committed to bettering the entire school. Amazing teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

Peirce is an exceptional school for our family. We have 2 children at Peirce with another attending next year. The teachers we have had are excellent, attentive and energetic. Most teachers at Peirce are involved with extracurricular activities and are present at Peirce events. It feels like they all have a vested interest and genuine concern for the school and work hard to make it so good. The parents are very passionate about Peirce. Everyone is working hard to continue to build the school up and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

My daughter (K) and son (PK) both attend Peirce school. The school is clean, new, and well maintained. Most every teacher we have had interactions with have been very helpful and go out of their way for the kids. My kids love the school. Great parent involvement. Extracurricular activities for PK include an optional (parent paid)Spanish or Mandarin/Chinese class which my son took last year. My daughter took an after school (parent paid)drama class that she loved. Upper grades seemed to be very conscientious and disciplined from my interactions w them in hallways and from volunteering to help with a history fair. Be sure to find out when the open house is--and GO. The principal is my biggest complaint. The rest of the school is great...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

i don't like Peirce school. My daughter and son go to Peirce and they dont get enough help in the area that they need help with . Some of the teachers are mean and my daughter is always complaining that the teachers are sometimes mean to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I am grateful to be part of such a hard-working, caring bunch of folks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Peirce is a very good school. Be visible and volunteer and you'll receive what you hoped. I have 2 kids there & and have been there since 02-03. We will remain. The school is safe and most staff seem to care. Kids are disciplined in a timely and non-harming manner. Looking at kids more on an individual basis could improve. Looking forward to the '09 ISATs in Math as this teacher has been there many years and I'm feeling that her method of teaching needs to be reviewed and her concern for the students is dwindling-unless badgered. Step up and be aware incoming 6th grader parents. Communication is good and normally timely. As with any school, parents need to stay in contact with the teachers at all times. Parent Portal is wonderful as well as website.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

This is a great school for you kids to learn in and grow in a diverse community setting.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2008

Peirce School is a fantastic school in the Chicago Public Schools. Peirce being a neighborhood school has blossomed into a school that even out of district families want to be a part of along with our neighborhood families! As an educator this has been an exciting time. Parents, community members, and Peirce Families are spreading the word of how great this school is. Peirce School has an amazing staff that is committed to student success, creating a safe and friend learning environment. I look forward to the coming school year! Great things are headed our way! We welcome any families that are interested in our school to stop by and learn more about our Peirce School family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2008

I am a parent of three students at Peirce. All of them started since PK. My oldest is getting ready to go to Lincoln Park H. S. I believe that the education he has recieved at Peirce is what has made this possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

This is our first year and Pierce where we have a child in Kindergarten. We have been quite happy. We are involved in both the Parent Teach Organization and the Local School Council. We live out of the neighborhood and applied to be admitted to Peirce. Our daughter looks forward to attending class daily and the teachers we have interacted with have been helpful and show a great deal of concern for the children. The school has been enjoying increasing test scores year to year, and in our opinion, is focused on maintaining that upward trend. We have another child entering pre-school at Peirce next year and we plan to remain involved. We expect to see continued community involvement and look forward to seeing new parents join as well as the continued involvement of many long term parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

I am a former teacher, now stay at home. Three of my students attend/ed Peirce. Two have graduated and one is currently a student in the upper grades. I am devoted to the neighborhood, the school and public education. I must say that the strength of the school is the 3rd and 4th grade teachers. They are excellent in every way. While grades k-2 are acceptable, the upper grades is an area that needs great restructuring and and rehiring. Other areas in need of improvement are the P.E. and Art Programs.
—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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners14%

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners19%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male68%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income52%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male50%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income51%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income77%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners48%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students58%
Female53%
Male62%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income76%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners29%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income66%
Not low income64%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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

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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 24%
White 15% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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 Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Nancy Mendez

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 534-2440

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