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Thorp O A Elementary Scholastic Academy

Public | K-8 | 834 students

Thorp Scholastic Academy focuses on Math, Science and Technology.

 
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Based on 8 ratings
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Posted May 23, 2007

As an alumna and parent of a kindergartner now enrolled at Thorp, I can honestly say that the educational experience surpasses most schools. I am currently a graduate student and have the motivation to go much further, this is because of the drive instilled at the grade school level. I valued my education so much that I made sure to give my son the same opportunity. There are many chances throughout the school year for parent involvement, independent school fund raising (no using limited resources as an excuse), student motivation, arts enrichment, etc. I love this school because the students come first. They are, for the most part, well behaved and respectful, which may be attributed to the time spent nurturing them individually. Former Student and Current Parent
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2007

My daughter is in kindergarten, she loves going to school. Her teacher is wonderful, although there are a many kids in the classroom she manages to take care of the needs of each one of them. She has learned so much, we are very happy with the school. We wish the parents where more involved and helpful. The PTA is great and works really hard to help the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

The school is great! Sports and other programs stimulate growth and encourage students. The gifted program is really fun an challenging. I am in the gifted program and come home with a bunch of homework everyday. None of the teachers at Thorp are slackers and are very involved in helping children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2006

I think Thorp needs to consider their music program and make it more available for lower income students as well.Also I feel that the Chicago Public Schools should seriously consider starting spanish/french @ the grade school levels just as they have the english classes for the foreign students, instead of waiting until they reach the high school level. By the time they reach high school they could be fluent in the languages.Please inform Mr. Arnie Duncan of this request as I will forward him an email too!As a parent of Thorp Academy students(3) I'm very proud & satisfied with it's curriculum, but would like to see longer after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2006

I love O.A.Thorp it is so fun we do all types of activities like field day ice cream day and etc... some of the teachers up there are real cool. im going to sixth grade and im staying until i graduate. The pricipal ms bandolik is cool but also serious when she need to bee i think parents will love O.A.Thorp!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2006

This school is very well run from the top down. The internal gifted program particularly well designed and implemented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

The parent involvment at Thorp is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

I am not happy with the quality of the teachers at Thorp. Some Teachers at Thorp don't take time to spend with the kids having a difficult time with the currculum. The impression given is they go to school, teach to collect a paycheck and at the end of the day....they're gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

academic programs are great and the principal is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

My son started O.A. Thorp in the second grade. O.A. Thorp is a school where children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart of dumb kid. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. Mary R. Ravid is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my son graduates this year. Thank you O.A. Thorp for bringing out the best in my child and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world. Aisha Hamidani Vides Anuskiewicz
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy is a good school. Coming from experience as a present student, this school has taught me many things. They also have displined me when needed! Yes, I can say that I am glad this is my last year at Thorp. But I will surely miss this school called Thorp.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

I think that Thorp has an excellent administration. Thorp is very diverse and has great scores. My son just started kindergarten and I really love the school. He has learned much in his first year and his teacher is outstanding. I really appreciate having a principal that works hard to keep the school and students at their best and strives for continued improvements. My dearest congrats to all staff and to the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter has been a student at Thorp for eight years. I am very satisfied with the education she has received from teachers and staff. She is on her way to high school and I just pray that she enters a high school that cares so much about their students, like the teachers at Thorp academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My Daughter has only been there for 2 years but she has learned so much. The teachers have made her early years fun. I hope we can be apart of this school till Graduation Day in 2010. Thank You Thorp Academy.
—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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income60%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income64%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners20%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income71%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income68%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income93%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income63%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income67%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male67%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income63%
Not low income89%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male66%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income76%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male63%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income61%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income91%
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income73%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income71%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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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 41% 24%
White 31% 51%
Black 12% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 6% 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 Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Tagalog
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Efren Toledo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Game club
  • Girls on the run
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Thorp is the only magnet school of six Scholastic Academies throughout the city with a Comprehensive Gifted Program. Unlike schools such as Decatur Classical, Edison Regional Gifted Center, or the Academic Centers at Taft, Whitney and Lane; Thorp students are selected solely through a random lottery. Students in our Gifted Comprehensive Program are initially selected based on their performance at the end of Kindergarten.
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1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
90
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1400

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
33% Selective Enrollment HS (Lane, Payton, etc.)
24% Options (Von Steuben, Lincoln Park, etc.)
21% Neighborhood
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6024 W Warwick Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
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Phone: (773) 534-3640

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