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Pulaski Elementary Fine Arts Academy

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 860 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 18, 2014

We switched from a Catholic school to Pulaski to 'try it out' since we had heard good things about it and it is actually our neighborhood school. One of the best decisions ever! I am a fairly involved parent and I love seeing how parent/teacher effort and participation really impacts the school and the larger community. Pulaski has started doing 'socials' for parents and the community members which is a great way to connect with other families. At an academic level, I can't thank enough the teachers for their dedication. My son at the end of first grade was reading at a level appropriate for a second grader ( end of school year). He also developed such a love for books that he knows the hours for the nearby public library by heart. Between discipline and academic excellence, I truly believe I have found the school that meets our educational needs. 5+ years ago the school was somewhat struggling but this has dramatically changed. There also have been numerous facilities and grounds improvements such as building out an outdoor classroom and a sensory garden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

I currently have first grader at Pulaski and could not be happier. We live just outside the neighborhood and wanted a great community school with a strong curriculum. Pulaski fit that bill. We are so fortunate to have gotten called off the waitlist. The IB program is fantastic. Such a grounded and well rounded curriculum and I hear my child speaking the IB language daily. She has learned so much. She has fantastic teachers. I am amazed with them daily and we are thrilled with Dr Bedard and the administration. She hit the ground running and has brought nothing but positive energy to the school every single day. I also enjoy being an involved parent with so many opportunities to help out. We look forward to many wonderful years ahead at Pulaski!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

The school is academically great the only thing that does disappoint is the Administration staff they are VERY unhelpful and rude they could care less about You as a parent or about their students...


Posted January 13, 2014

I currently have a first grader at Pulaski. I am proud of our neighborhood school-we specifically bought in Bucktown for this school. I am an involved parent and love the community we're building here. My son is excelling here in the IB program. We're looking forward to our future at Pulaski!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

Pulaski school is simply the best. My son has been there 3 years now and I could not be happier and more convinced I made the right choice. The teachers are amazing at what they do, they are all experienced, innovative and ceative with their teaching methods at all levels and grades while also being very caring and supportive. The genuinely care about all the kids well being, academic advancement and are great role models. The parent involvement here amazes me. A great number of parents volunteer all of their free time to coordinate activities, clubs, bus and parent pick up and drop offs, child safety and more. Not to mention the great IB programs offered by Columbia College.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My husband and I have been pleased with our experience at Pulaski thus far. We have two kids who attend the school, and we plan to enroll our third in preschool for the next school year. We are finding that our kids are both challenged by and enjoying the IB education program at Pulaski. Everyone there (faculty and parents alike) work together to make Pulaski a better place for the children and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I have two sons at Pulaski. They are both extremely happy at school and love their teachers. The principal is so involved, caring and responsive. The school offers music, art, technology, library, Spanish and physical education. The school is not only focused on their minds, but their health. Talking to them about healthy eating habits and exercise. The kids love it and want to make great choices. We love walking our kids to school and have such a sense of pride and community in our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Second year at Pulaski. Second GREAT year. Pulaski is our neighborhood school and we are so happy with all aspects: engaged teachers, amazing principal/assistant principal, great enrichment programs, and parent involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My son is a 1st grader and it is our 3rd year at Pulaski. We've been happy watching our school improve and really become a strong neighborhood school over the last few years. I'm very happy with our principal Dr Bedard and look forward to more years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

We could not be more please with Pulaski International School of Chicago. Our son is a second grader and has attended the school since pre-school. He has had a caring and dedicated teacher every year who have each given him confidence and the desire to be the best student he can be. Not only does he love going to school, he is proud of his school. The teachers and administration are thoughtful, responsive and approachable. The parent involvement continues to grow and the community feeling at Pulaski is extremely positive. This is exactly what we hoped our neighborhood school would be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Pulaski International is a terrific school in a fantastic neighborhood. The teachers are so caring and involved. The parents are really engaged in the school as well, which will only make the school continue to get better. Our son is going into 1st grade this year and had a wonderful kindergarten experience. He learned so much his first year there I was really amazed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

Pulaski International School is a good Ib school to go to for all students !! Pulaski School can be hard sometimes but if you try then you will be fine for everything students !! This school has rules you need to respect whick are Be Responsible,Be Respectful,Be Positive,Be Safe. In Pulaski School you learn alot of new things that you have never knew before !! This school has specific consequenses you need to do if you do not listen and respect all teachers from this school which are detention, righting a letter to the teacher,and to dtay inside for recess and help the teacher do things. If you dont wear the uniform you are not suppost to be wearing you will get sent to detention on a specific day and you have to wake up super early . Pulaski school teachers want all of their students to be on their best behavior and to get good grades to be on the honor roll and also no tardy slips and perfect attendence because you learn more when you are at school !! My name is Genesis and i am going to sixth grade.


Posted May 7, 2013

nice school but you have to eat with the students at lunch time!i had fun subbing there!


Posted March 15, 2013

We live in the neighborhood and are thrilled to send our daugher to our neighborhood school. The new principal, Dr. Bedard, is fantastic and has hit the ground running. The administration is very responsive. The teachers are so dedicated, really KNOW your children, and we are blown away with all that our daughter has learned in kindergarten. There are also many opportunites for parent involvement (lunchroom/recess, kiss'n go, office/library assistance, etc.). We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2013

I have had my kids at Pulaski for four years and neither they nor any of their classmates have ever gone missing. However - in my career as an elementary teacher, I have made the awful mistake of leaving a kiddo behind. It happens, usually only once. The faculty and staff at Pulaski are outstanding and vigilant. A little perspective is a wonderful thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2013

Children have gone missing at Pulaski. A 4 year old boy was brought to his classroom after being found outside. The pre-school teacher's response was that he should know better not to leave the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

I've got two daughters at Pulaksi International already (2nd Grade and Pre-K) and another that will go in the future. I doubt any school is perfect, but the commitment level and quality of the teachers at Pulaski is incredibly impressive. Seeing the teachers collaborating after hours to provide the best education for the students gives me such a feeling of pride for our neighborhood school. I also think that the integrated nature of the International Baccalaureate curriculum is having a very positive impact on my daughters. They are learning to think critically and absolutely love their teachers and classmates. I love the school and am confident in its ability to help develop my girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

I have been a parent at Pulaski since my kids where in Pre-K. I am proud to say that this year my kids will be graduating and going to a good High School. Even though Pulaski has gone through some rough challenges, as a school community, it has shown the students that they can overcome anything in life. I would like to say THANK YOU to the teachers, staff and principal for their commitment, hard work and support. KEEP ON ROCKING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

I have been a parent of a student at Pulaski for three years and every year I have been impressed by the growth in learning from my child and the other children I've seen at the school. I am also part of the school's Council of parents and staff that oversee the operations of the school. This is the hardest working staff I have ever seen. The teachers are motivated and their students are excited to learn. The International Baccalaureate program is in place for all grade levels and is connecting the students to people and cultures around the world. The principal's vision inspiring. He is building strong team work amongst teachers and is helping the students become competitive for High School and then college. Parents are involved on a daily basis around the school as well as organizing larger events for the school and community. This school feels like people are working together to build a great education for all the students. Students are being challenged and inspired to learn. Teachers are being innovative and using technology to further their lessons. School leadership is visionary, yet rooted in what is going to help the students at the school now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I'm a parent of a first grader at Pulaski. His kindergarten teacher last year was amazing. She had all the kids reading and writing by the end of the year. Now our son has another amazing teacher. Ms. McGee treats all students as scholars and has high expectations. She does a terrific job differentiating the needs of each student. She expects more from kids who are able, yet she expects each child to keep pushing the limits. By early April this year - the students had all met the requirements for graduating 1st grade and the kids will have surpassed the spelling requirements 2 years beyond what is expected. WE LOVE IB. Students are learning empathy and how to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. My son is learning critical thinking, inference, multiplication, Spanish, creative writing, science, ecology etc... My son recently did a presentation and was encouraged to use Powerpoint. He also wrote a book about how his family life would be different if he lived in another country. He's becoming a global citizen and a scholar. AND there is a band. AND we walk to school. AND my son loves his class!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners22%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income71%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners44%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income87%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners63%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners0%
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%
Female73%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female81%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners7%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income85%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income74%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income78%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 90% 24%
White 6% 51%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Analila Chico

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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2230 West McLean Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
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