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Mcauliffe Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 856 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2013

This school has had a series of misfortune with its administrators. The current principal held a lot of promise. Completely unprofessional and no behavior managment in place for the students. The kids are so out of control and he rather bully her staff than ever correct a child. If students and parents do not respect their principal, they also won't respect the teachers either. This is a BIG problem. The nice looks of a school does not reflect how it truly is on the inside. Any school can change for the good, but with this principal, its just more of the same; a hostile work environment and burned out teachers. She really fooled her new staff. Good thing is, that Chicago has better options than this school. This one is a mess!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 5, 2013

I went to the school as a child and now my kids go there. We have challenges in the community, but one thing we want is that the people who teach our kids are being respected and not belittled by their principal or whoever is in charge (for the time being). The principal seems to fear parents and their complaints so she lets the kids do what they want. We got letters about a new PBIS thing and I don't see it working. kids running out at dismissal, they can hurt the little ones and the principal just plays like she don't see anything. She just wants the paycheck but doesn't seem to truly push the kids to the next level. THAT IS HER JOB!!! yes she tried to say that she got rid of the other teachers as a "reform" thing in reality they just left! vry smart, I wonder how many of the teacher will come back next year. Try Funston or ANY other school in the network. If the principal can't handle this small school, find another person, even the Vice principal seems better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2012

What that principal did to McAulliffe is a travesty. There is a reason HALF of the staff left after her first year in 2011-2012, even the AP she hired! The principal lacks leadership. She's an alpha-male. A good leader builds strength of others & an environment of trust & community. The school had a leadership team prior to her arrival. She belittled their voices. She YELLS at her staff. Her lack of respect & leadership skills are a recipe for disaster. If she focused less on being seen as the boss-man, she'd realize not replying to parent & staff emails & ignoring students who need special support are ignored. She went an entire year w/o holding an RTI meeting! How many students fell through the cracks last year? This principal wants a submissive & malleable staff. I'm sure she replaced the staff with new teachers; they're cheaper & naive. I hope they know a bully when they see one. She's disrespectful & the definition of a bully. She's passive-agressive, then someone questions her & she attacks. Any pleasantries you see are not genuine. She succumbed to the disgusting ways of CPS leadership. As a parent, I recommend you find a school with a better leader, not this dictator.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2012

the PRINCIPAL IS VERY disconnected with US parents.Also the PRINCIPAL needs to take BULLY more serious,Me as a parent say there is a lot of improving to do...i really can't saY the same for the PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT now he should become the the PRINCIPAL.He does take care of business....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

approachable, caring administration. wonderful teachers. friendly office staff. discliplinarian shows love and respect when she speaks to the children. my children are very happy there. One complaint! - school should have 7th and 8th grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I noted that the date of the one parent comment was from 2004. There is now a new administration at McAuliffe that is doing a great job, and the climate at the school has improved accordingly. Administration is very respectful of teachers needs, yet encourages them to try new activities to benefit the students.


Posted September 16, 2004

I think McAuliffe is a beautiful school, cosmetically only. The administration in my opinion is very disconnected with the teaching staff and the teaching staff is very disconnected with the parents. This school appear to be geared toward the advancement of the hispanic community with a slight bias undertone. The few African American students that attend are often seen in the office for 'disciplinary' reasons; as well as forced classroom changes. I would highly recommend this school if you are hispanic, but if you are African American be prepared for continued battles for justice.
—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

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%
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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students19%
Female22%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income19%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students24%
Female29%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners10%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female26%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income70%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners48%
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 Students35%
Female38%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students34%
Female46%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female50%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Reading growth at this school

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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 91% 24%
Black 7% 18%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Maria Luisa Gonzalez

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1841 North Springfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
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