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South Loop Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 743 students

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted May 20, 2010

This school does not only compete victoriously against other CPS schools or other schools in the city, but against the best schools in the whole Chigagoland. It is a hidden gem in the heart of the city!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I love the Early Childcare program at South Loop. I love Mrs. B. You can tell she just enjoys her job teaching the children. Her two TA are awesome as well. I will miss them when my son goes to kindergarden next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Great community of involved caring parents, and energized, motivated teachers in the heart of the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

South Loop staffs and teachers are very concerned about their students education. They care about their students like their own child. They programs are more advance then other neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

Over the past three years or so this school has begun a decline that can be measured by the number of students transferring out, particularly from the gifted program. The very active and involved parent community can only do so much. With a competent principal, this school might be able to get back on its previous upward trajectory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

Have been very disappointed with this school. There is so much potential, but something is lacking. Nothing innovative, and no sense of the joy of learning among the students, particularly when compared with other schools. It may sound good on paper but the reality is quite different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

How can a school be anything more than average when no foreign language is offered? This is a very strange area in which to cut back in our global world. After school activities are nice, but they don't make up for lack of the basics (and are only available at additional cost to parents.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Led by Ms. Shelton, SLES is showing kids from all socioeconomic backgrounds that they do matter and they do have it in them to succeed! How the staff learns all these kids' (and parents') names is beyond me, but they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I have three daughters at south Loop Elementary school, my oldest started in the preschool back in 2001. This school was almost shut down but then parents elected a new local school council and a new principal and the scores went up 85% and now they are overcrowded, a good problem! We love things like the South Loop Way - 'be safe, be respectful, be responsible.' We love Mr. Gabe, Mr. Mitch, Mr. Butler, Mrs. Pierce, Ms. Shelton, Ms. Townsend, Ms. Garcia...the list goes on and on of caring teachers and administrators. This is a very diverse school and the parent volunteers are incredible! Our daughters are being nurtured in both the accelerated and neighborhood programs. They added volleyball teams this year. We are already looking forward to the drama perfomance. Our oldest plays basketball and volleyball. Our middle daughter is a member of the cheerleading club. Our middle and youngest are getting piano lessons in after-school. We are hopeful that Spanish will be added back to the curriculum soon. They're doing the best they can with the limited funding in Illinois. We wouldn't want our girls anywhere else in the city!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

South Loop is a great neighborhood school. The kids are getting a great education and have access to many extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I love the spirit of community and respect at this school. We know the teachers, administrators, other parents and students -- not just our children's classmates, but kids from all the classes! It is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

The teachers, administration, student and parent community are top-notch. The school has improved greatly over the last 5 years and continues to do so!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

After a few years of dissatisfaction with this school, I decided to try another CPS school for my child. Now I'm just sorry that I did not make the move sooner! Until this school gets a principal with vision and some intellectual depth, it will remain average at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

My child only attended the kindergarten before we had to move due to job changes, but I would like to report that this school is definitely good, and truly excellent by CPS standards. We found that the other children and parents we met were the highest quality of people, and serious about education. The teaching staff was very professional and the school functioned well. It is, however, a CPS school, and when there are any problems, things can feel a little cold and institutional. I honestly don't know how anyone can expect more from the behemoth CPS, and I think any child would be fortunate to attend South Loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Although this school isn't as bad in the lower grades, you will see many parents transfer their children as they approach the middle school. It's sad, because this could be a wonderful neighborhood school, supported by a very active group of parents, but the emphasis is on the very superficial. No focus on curriculum, be it innovative or traditional. More attention is paid to a school dance for first graders than to a serious academic environment. Parents can only do so much when there is a lack of leadership and focus on what is important educationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

I would not recommend this school unless you have no other options. The 'gifted' program is no more advanced than any other middle-class school. There is no real leadership or vision by the administration who seem more interested in obtaining 'partnerships' with corporate interests which do not seem to benefit the kids, but rather provide publicity for the corporate interests. There are a surprising number of disciplinary problems which have continued year after year and diminish the already brief school day. Curriculum does not appear to be well planned or organized, substitute teachers are frequent, and a huge amount of time is wasted on non-academics. It's too bad because there are a large number of very involved parents who give generously of their time and resources. Their efforts would be better used to find a principal who strives for academic excellence instead of mediocrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

As a parent of an older student that has been at the school when it was just starting to make the change I can tell you there is no other school I would want my child at. My child has gotten the best education at South Loop. The staff cares so very much for the kids, the parents give their all for the school, and the kids come everyday and it is a fight to get them to go home. No school is perfect but we have found as close to perfect as we could. I would send my child to South Loop again if I had to do it all over again. I have seen other schools and I realize what is truly important in a school that my child feels safe, challenged mentally, and supported emotionally. We get this here and we get the 3 R's also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

After several years at this school I see many of the students in the upper grades moving out to different schools. Why? Lack of academic challenge (this is tue in both gifted and neighborhood classrooms), safety/behavioral concerns and lack of diversity. The school is changing most at the lower grade levels. The principal and front office staff have not changed at all-don't expect friendliness or warmth either toward parents or students. As you can tell by test scores they are getting the job done. You must decide if your unique child will fit in this transitioning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

I have been very pleased with quality of education and parent involvement. I agree one school does not fit all but most parents in the neighborhood are choosing to send their children here. Wish those that were angry would try to change it and not just complain.


Posted November 3, 2008

I am so glad I found this website, but I wish I had found it when shopping around for schools. I find the comments about South Loop to be extremely polarized. Parents are either angry or very happy. My expereince has been very negative with the school. I have two children, one in each program. Overall, I am not happy with the lack of academic vigor. I feel the instruction is rote and focuses on memorization, which is not the way either of my children will grow. This is only my second year at the school. At the end of last year, though disappointed, I was willing to give it another year. Also, I didn't want to transition my children to another school in so short a period of time. I am considering alternatives, but I have to stick out this school year.
—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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
100%

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

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students64%
Female52%
Male77%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income39%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female74%
Male85%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income52%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income73%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female91%
Male70%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income68%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income86%
Non-low income97%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income72%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income78%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
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%
Female74%
Male80%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income72%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female71%
Male81%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income69%
Non-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 Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income56%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male73%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income63%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income78%
Non-low income97%
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 Students79%
Female71%
Male91%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income75%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female76%
Male91%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income78%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 18%
White 26% 51%
Hispanic 9% 23%
Asian 7% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 0%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
Tagalog
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academic Improvement Award (2007)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

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
Visual arts
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Tara Safonia Shelton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (773) 534-8689

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
More from this school
  • South Loop School is a partner with Community Schools which enables the school to offer a 8:00 am early morning drop off program, a springbreak/christmas break program (8am to 2pm), a summer program (8am to 6:00 pm) and an after-school program(2:45pm to 6pm) for working families. Parent involvement is our greatest asset.Contact slsvolunteers@gmail.com for more details on parent participation.
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1212 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60605
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Phone: (773) 534-8690

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