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South Loop Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 784 students

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Posted June 6, 2007

We are moving both of children out of South Loop because classroom teachers seem to have problems managing behavior in the classroom. While the school has a lot of activities and partnerships, the programs themselves are not quality programs. The feedback I hear from my children is that they are not learning anything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

South Loop has been a school in transition for the last several years. Unfortunately, most of the school's successes have been 'for show' with a principal who was more concerned with test scores and community partnerships than with supporting the teachers in their work. Classroom discipline can be a problem and administration does not crack down enough on those students. Many parents are cliquey and combative with teachers, instead of working collaboratively. There also needs to be a higher standard for what qualifies as 'gifted.' The school atmosphere can be bleak at times and needs to be more friendly, genuine, and student-centered. Hopefully the new principal will bring about positive changes to turn the school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

I have two children attending this school, one in each program. Both the gifted and neighborhood fine arts magnet programs are tremendous considering this is a public school. Criticisms of the gifted program not really being gifted may have been true at start up due to lower relative applications. It is no longer the case as application rates have risen to levels comparable to Skinner and other gifted elementary schools. From the beginning the school has required teachers of every class to adhere to the curriculum demands equally. Each class goes through an intensive data assessment phase that is used for curriculum design. Resources are directed equally among the programs. The best part of this school is dedicated parents. This school ranks in the top 5% of CPS schools for money raised. Events are well attended. Parents here value education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

We've seen continuous change in 4 years. Not only academically for all students, but also in terms of the Fine Arts program and extra-curricular choices. Thanks to the principal, the school has received numerous grants and is in many partnerships. A literacy grant provide all resources, training and individual assessment tools. The Music program, with 2 full-time teachers, offers all band or choir from 4th grade, Recorder in 3rd and learn music theory earlier. 2nd and 3rd graders can choose String lessons for free after school and anyone can pay for piano lessons. Anyone can participate in before and after-school activities beyond Academics and Sports (Theater & Dance, Lill Street Art, chess, book club) with hot breakfast and hot dinner. Fundraising added another teacher to the largest classroom, a technologist and more computers. The parent-run safety patrol helps congestion & safety. Monthly Family nites are fun. Sensitivity and openminded-ness spells
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

Get the definition of what 'gifted' means before you apply to this school. The majority of the children in the gifted program are not in the uppper 95% of the bell curve when tested. As a result this school is not prepared to meet the needs of children who test in the 98 and 99%. There are ceilings in the gifted classrooms. Behavior problems are present in some of the classrooms and the afterschool program. It seems that all children are punished for the bad deeds of a few. The parent 'culture' might put you off - quite cliquey, territorial, and many overly involved parents (yes there is a such a thing at SLES), have some type of unknown agenda. This school will definitely meet the needs of the general population but if you are looking for gifted program make sure you ask a lot of questions before making a decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

My child has attended South Loop since Kindergarten and is currently in the 2nd grade gifted class. I think South Loop is a wonderful school. Test scores rose from 51% to 81% in 2006; note that the gifted class only represented 1/7 of the classes tested. I think the dedicated parent participation and their initiatives to help raise funds, benefit all three curriculums (pre-K, gifted & magnet) and have made a huge impact on the quality of education provided at South Loop. The teachers are qualified and seem enthusiastic. No situation is ever perfect, so issues do arise, but there seems to be a strong partnership between the administration, teachers and parent groups to work together to continually improve the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I would not recommend this school to anyone in search of quality education and safe environment for their children. My son was in the 6th grade and was constantly harassed by other students. The teacher didn't seem to care one way or another. A seemingly lack of control by the staff is apparent. Also, the gifted program is only a few years old, still full of kinks, and only for primary students. The children in the upper grades seem to have be left in the cold; hence, the low test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

My son has been attending South Loop School since kindergarten. He is currently in 2nd grade. We are very pleased with South Loop School. We have had wonderful teachers, and the new principal has done a tremendous job of turning the school around and initiating all kinds of new programs. They have music, art, sports in the regular school day, and through a partnership with a 3rd party, offer a tuition based on-site after-school program where the kids can participate in additional activities such as dance and drama. All students have an opportunity to participate in clubs such as chess club and book club. There is a great Family Involvement group that has Friday night activites once a month. They also have a wonderful positive behavior initiative program which rewards children for positive behavior and focuses on how to teach behavior. It has been a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

My son has been attending the Pre-K program for the last two years. They moved into a dedicated building just north of Chinatown called the Early Childhood Center. Overall, we are pleased with the experience. Although the school generally lacks efficient organizational skills (as the new center was opening, workers were still working on the school and the opening itself was chaotic), I believe the longer they are in operation, the better it will become esp. since it is a tuition based program and primarily attracts the local residents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

As a gifted student myself, and the parent of a gifted child, I find this school to be excellent. Sadly the school currently only offers its Regional Gifted Center for grades: K, 1, 2 & 3. Fortunately, one gifted grade will be added annually. Surely, once the school becomes 100% gifted, any 'ignorance and unorganization' mentioned in another parent review will be eliminated along with the under achieving students that cause this school's state test scores to be below average. Judging by the same parent's mis-spelling of the word 'tolerance' more than likely her child will be one removed to make more room for the gifted children like mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

This institution is trying to head in a direction that is exclusive.Exclusively for Gifted and to the area children only.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

This school is quickly on its way to becoming one of the top elementary schools in the Chicago Public School System. In the classrooms where the Principal's directives have been carried out by the teachers the test scores and student achievement have risen to levels never before approached at this school. There is still work to be done and a small segment of teachers who are resisting the reforms, but tremendous strides have been made in two years and as the school continues to add a gifted/neighborhood class year each year, things will only continue to improve. The school has a very dedictaed, active and cohesive local school council that is solidly behind the Principal and an active parent group, especially in the lower grades that is developing strong financial and volunteer support for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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

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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 18%
White 29% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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  • 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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