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St Benedict Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 618 students

We are best known for DePaul Partnership.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $277,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,000.

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted May 30, 2006

St. Ben's is a gem of a school. My children have attended from pre-school through 2nd grade. The small class size allows the teachers to really focus on academic excellence. The connection with DePaul University is not only beneficial to the school, but is the cutting edge of progressive and excellent education. Imagine university professors working hand in hand with the elementary school faculty, student teachers in the classroom, all working to create an interesting, innovative and excellent learning environment. The DePaul partnership is in place from pre-school through the elementary and high school. The principal is fantastic. The sense of community is best described as a small town in the big city -- all are truly concerned with your child's well being. We are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

My daughter actually attended the preschool & loves it. They offer (for additional fees) computer classes & language classes are apparently coming soon. The room rep Mom program needs better organization/guidelines & more parent involvement in the classroom would be great (parents really aren't needed or asked to join/help unless there is a party or one of the monthly teacher appreciation breakfasts). There is a good core curriculm, however my daughter has learned more (her letters/numbers/basic spelling/addition) at home. Over all though it is a good, safe, caring enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

The preschool has a great program. My son learned so much. I was amazed everyday at content. Preschool is great and flexible for working parents needs.
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Posted March 8, 2006

My two children have been at St. bens for four years and I have seen the school go thru many changes. The school is a definite school for consideration. The Principal as made huge strides in the few years she has been at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 60%
Two or more races 10% N/A
Hispanic 9% 16%
Asian 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • DePaul University Professional Development Partnership (2010)
  • State of Illinois Recognition (2010)
  • NCPL Girls and Boys Basketball First Place Award (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Rachel Gemo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (773) 463-0782

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Kickball, Boy Scouts and Band
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Kickball, Girl Scouts and Band
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parents are involved as little or as much as they'd like to be. we have a parent-partnership program where parents can earn up to $200 off tuition if they provide at least 20 hours of service during the school year. parent are involved in all aspects of the school program: advisory board, athletics, fundraising, recruiting, class events, etc.
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  • 2009-10 Terra Nova Results Our students perform far beyond the national norm in Terra Nova Tests!! For example, our Grade Two reading score suggests that our students scored better than 71% of the students in the national group. This score is not to be used to compare ISAT’s, for the TERRA NOVA test compares against a peer norm group, not achievement of standards like the ISAT’s.. How to understand the scores reported below: Grade Mean Equivalents – Describes the year and month of school that students achieved. For example, our average fourth grade student reads at a 7.3 level, the equivalent of how a seventh grader in the third month of school would score on the same test. NP of the Mean NCE (National Percentile of the Mean Norm Curve Equivalent) – essentially this is a fancy term for a percentage that can be compared to National Percentiles of different standardized tests (such as if you wanted to compare our results to schools who use the IOWA test, CAT, etc…) GRADE TWO Subject Grade Mean Equivalents National Percentile of the Mean NCE Reading 3.7 71% Math 3.3 78% Science 3.2 65% Social Studies 3.8 76% GRADE THREE Subject Grade Mean Equivalents National Percentile of the Mean NCE Reading 5.0 71% Language 5.4 73% Math 5.1 81% Science 5.1 76% Social Studies 7.0 86% GRADE FOUR Subject Grade Mean Equivalents National Percentile of the Mean NCE Reading 7.3 75% Language 7.8 77% Math 6.6 80% Science 6.0 72% Social Studies 8.6 83% GRADE FIVE Subject Grade Mean Equivalents National Percentile of the Mean NCE Reading 8.9 72% Language 8.4 67% Math 6.4 63% Science 8.0 71% Social Studies 8.1 73% GRADE SIX Subject Grade Mean Equivalents National Percentile of the Mean NCE Reading 10.8 76% Language 10.1 71% Math 8.1 62% Science 8.0 63% Social Studies 9.8 72% GRADE SEVEN Subject Grade Mean Equivalents National Percentile of the Mean NCE Reading 12.2 81% Language 13.0 83% Math 10.8 78% Science 11.0 75% Social Studies 12.4 85%
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Benedict High School
St. Ignatius
Loyola Academy
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
Summer college prep programs
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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3920 North Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL 60618
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Phone: (773) 463-6797

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