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Prescott Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 197 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

My son has been at Prescott since Prescott Tots, prek, kindergarten and now 1st grade. Each year the school exceeds our expectations. The teachers are outstanding. If you call CPS, they will tell you Prescott teachers are the best in the district-85% of faculty has one or more Masters degrees. Faculty graduated from Cornell, Stanford, Erikson Institute, U of I (Champaign), and Michigan State. Principal Roche was selected to participate in Vanderbilt University doctoral program in educational leadership. Prescott's curriculum is progressive. The school hosts family learning events quarterly, including Reading, Science and Math events. The art teacher is amazing. Many extra-curricular activities are offered, including chess, Emerald City Theater drama class, Language Stars mandarin and spanish classes, violin, yoga and more. The parents group is working hard to continue to make Prescott the best school on the northside. A tour will be held this Friday, March 28th at 9AM and April 8th at 9AM. The school is a must-see with its mosaic tiled walls, art-lined hallways, hall of university flags and stunning library. Also visit www.prescottparents.com.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Let's also not forget that just because a teacher leaves the school doesn't mean they were forced out. Teachers have lives too and I can say for certain that the 4/5 grade teacher left last year because her husband was transferred. The other two were not renewed because they were not meeting the needs of the kids. As a parent, I am thrilled that the principal takes the necessary steps to "right a wrong".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

We love Prescott. We have a child in 2nd Grade and will be sending another next year to Kindergarten. Prescott students received the highest improvement in the city on the ISAT last year. The principal continues to hire outstanding teachers. Over half of the teachers are National Board Certified when many other schools only have one or two. The art teacher is absolutely amazing. I can't believe the art they are producing. Even the gym teacher is incredible! He works tirelessly to get the kids active and healthy and to expose them to a variety of sports. Regarding the negative comments, it seems like someone just wants to bash the school even though their children do not attend the school. Come take a tour, meet the parents who are involved with the school and see for yourself. Tours are on the 2nd Tuesday of most months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

Not a good school. The leader Principal was difficult to deal with, Google him. Preschool teacher just was not right. We left after preschool. I have written reviews before about this school but after checking back this school appears to edit their negative comments and solicit good ones from other people so beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

Comcern 1: My kids have been attending for the past several years and have had teachers they have LOVED either not get offered a contract to come back the following year or leave for other/better opportunities. I have never seen a school with so much turnover and it's a terrible trend to perpetuate. It concerns me that the "climate" is not good for some of the great teachers that remain Concern 2: Two of my kids are on the spectrum, and the schools lacks adequate support services for some kids with special needs. My son's former aid had absolutely no training or experience and used yelling, threats, and punishment as a means to "help" him when these kids usually need role modeling and positive verbal reinforcement and explanation. My daughter's teachers were wonderful! My son's teacher woefully unskilled in spectrum disorders or how to manage, which made for a very tough year. Concern 3: There is a lack of communication from the administration on basically everything Building a good foundation starts from the ground up and I don't this administration has quite gotten that yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

If you are looking for an honest review of this school, please be aware that the majority of unsatisfactory or negative reviews are taken off this site (I periodically check in just to see what feedback has been) and its disturbing to know that apparently some people think its okay to censor feedback. Shame on whoever is responsible. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Comments, even negative, can be used as fuel for positive change in any institution and anyone who believes this institution is "perfect" and immune from any comment is ignorant, or at best delusional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

This will be our second year at Prescott at my child could not be happier. She came home everyday with something to share with me that she had learned from her teacher. The art teacher ... I can not say enough about her. She has taught my child not only the love of art, but also the history! Wow! With all of that being said, I am a little concerned with the teacher "turnover". It was always my understanding that to build a community of learners, you need consistency from the teachers, curriculum, and the mastery of that grade level, not to mention the routines and rituals that you would like from the staff and students. How does this happen when you have three teachers leaving in one year? Were they not a good choice in the first place? Did they not fit the criteria that the parents were looking for? Did those teachers want to leave? Above all, I think expectations and consistency is what makes a school thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

Another year has gone by and another 3 teachers will no longer be with us...1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4/5th grade......something is definitely wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

We just completed our first year at Prescott (K) and could not be happier. There will always be parents who are never satisfied with the amount of attention or focus that they feel their child (or they themselves!!) should be getting, but this is a public school and I can say that in comparison to my child's peers attending other reputable CPS schools, Prescott is right on par or above average in terms of academic curriculum. I think the principal and teachers are dedicated to making Prescott an amazing school and not just another cog in the CPS machine. My child cannot wait until next year, and neither can I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

There are excellent teachers here and it's a shame that one new teacher bad mouths other teachers and the school to other parents, gossips about other parents. Prescott is a good school and will be even better when the new first grade teacher will no longer be a part of Prescott. Looking forward to a great new school year next year 2013_2014 yayyyyy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

If you are fortunate enough to have choices for your child's school, use your own judgement after visiting each in person. You'll know best where your child will thrive and how involved you'll want to be in the school community. Those of us who are involved at Prescott are very happy with the teachers, administrators, and educational outcomes. Dramatic parents are unavoidable no matter where you are, but when you know your school is great - as we do - you rise above it and focus on being enthusiastic partners with the school in delivering a superior education for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

Interesting that all the good reviews were written on one day... My child went here for three year before going to a private school. His new teacher said he was at least half a year behind grade level in math and reading, and he was one of the top students at Prescott! The teachers and principal give off an air of arrogance and superiority when they talk to you. The principal seems really detached and not involved. This is not an environment I wanted for my child. Save your money and go private or move to the suburbs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

It is fantastic that the school administration, Prescott Parents and the PTA work so closely together to make sure the needs of all our students are met. We are a close knit school community that collaborates on all projects and events (auction, walkathon, UFO days, art shows, family nights, movie nights etc...) to ensure success and fun for the school community and our students. With great teachers, rigorous academics, improving test scores and a growing enrollment, Prescott is all that we hoped it would be. It's a shame that some parents who have not been actively involved in the school feel the need to cut down those groups that are working diligently to bring about high levels of success to the students...and their kids as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

Prescott is an excellent school because the principal, office staff, teachers, school partners, and parents are dedicated to making the learning environment at Prescott enriched with high quality education and fun events throughout the school year. These school events are greatly enjoyed by students and parents and it is a nice way to meet other parents and get to know the school culture and the community. The school has many programs and partnerships with great organizations that focus on improving students' learning and providing recreational activities. As a parent I am well informed and updated on my children's educational and emotional developmental, and I feel comfortable talking with the teachers regarding my children's performance at school. My children are really happy at Prescott because their teachers and staff are caring, wonderful, and professional towards them. I highly recommend this school if you are considering it for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

We have been at Prescott for 3yrs and I have to say I have gotten to know upper grade and lower grade teachers and students. I think the teachers are hands down, amazing. Students are taught to repsect each other. Homework is for learning and to help your child's education grow. Teachers try really hard to help all of their students succeed. The teachers have a hugh impact on my child's eduction and I am glad its at Prescottt. The parent involvenment is amazing too. There are a lot of amazing things going on at Prescott and I am excited that my kids attend a great school. The PTA continues to grow and help make the school a success as well as Prescott Parents. Both groups work hard to make the school a great place to be. We are glad to be at Prescott. Hope you join us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I have a kindergartener and a pre-schooler at Prescott. I like that the school is small, around 400 students pk-8. Prescott is a level 1 school. The school has clear consistent message that Parents are children's first teachers. They provide lots of opportunities for families to participate in learning. The teachers are excellent. I feel that my both my children's teachers not only educate but genuinely care for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Prescott is awesome! Our child is currently in the preK program and we couldn't be happier. All the teachers and staff seem caring and concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

This is our first year at Prescott and we couldn't be happier. We love this school! The kindergarten teachers are awesome and I love the whole school community feeling and participation from the families. The parent group is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Our son is in kindergarten at Prescott, and our experience there has been fantastic! The school staff are always welcoming, friendly and available to discuss thoughts and concerns. The parent support group is tremendous and truly keeps the school running with PTA, volunteer opportunities, teacher appreciation events, fundraisers, etc. When I think of a true community striving to provide a strong learning environment for children, I think of Prescott!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

We live in the district and it has been wonderful to be able tto send our son to our neighborhood school and feel really good about it - something I was not sure would happen for us in Chicago! My son is in kindergarten and the year has been very positive. His learning and social growth have been impressive and most of all he has really enjoyed going to school. I have volunteeered in the classroom on occasion and have beem very pleased with the quality of the instruction and also with the other children in his class -- all very sweet, engaged students. My little guy LOVES math but has struggled a bit with the writing lessons and his teacher has TRULY gone above and beyond to understand where his issues lie and how to address them. I also appreciate that my son has PE every day and regular art classes to round out his educational experience. He loves both and the instruction has been phenomenal. The after school activites have been great too with my son attending drama, chess and violin classes. Prescott is truly a community and I have enjoyed being part of the parents group and participating in school events. Everyone is very motivated to make it the best school it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%

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86%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students63%
Female73%
Male54%
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Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students93%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income91%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students62%
Female83%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female58%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
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 Students46%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
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Whiten/a
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income82%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income71%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 23%
Black 18% 18%
White 16% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Asian 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Erin W Roche

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1632 West Wrightwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 534-5505

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