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New Field Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 674 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2012

Wonderful School. My child attended kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. Great teachers, Admin and Facility. I just wish it went past 3rd grade!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

I am very satisfied with this school, I have 2 boys in New field pk and 2nd. All the teachers I have come in contact with are very good with communicating w/parents. The principals are visible and they are concerned about child saftey. I reccomend this school to everybody!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

We think NF is GREAT ! Our child has bee there for 3 yrs. WE wish they could attend 4 & 5th grade at NF. The principal & asst. principal & ofc staff are always courteous & helpful. The teachers are wonderful too.


Posted June 1, 2011

Since my initial visit at the school 3 years ago, I was mostly impressed it being a Chicago Public school. My children have been attending the past 3 years, we now have an amazing principal who supports and encourages the teachers, connected with the parents by taking time to greet and talk to parents during drop off time in the morning and pick up time in the afternoon outside in the playground areas. The principal knows my children by name, she is aware of what my kids' classroom is learning, wonderful teachers who cares and works w/ my kids, as children learn in different stages as a class, the teachers work w/ my kid according to the level he is at. I cannot be happier with the great environment of New Field. Now I only wish NF would add a couple more grades so that will be a couple more years i would not have to worry about beyond 3rd grade when we get there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

My child has attended Kindergarten and first grade at New Field and im so pleased with everything and everyone there that i am about to enroll my boy for kindergarten as well. What i like mostly about it is that they are all lil children pre k-3. They don't have to deal with bullies and they don't see everything that the older kids do therefore, they don't want to mimic them.......I love that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

This school is a gem. Only PreK-3rd grade means mostly wonderful kids. Principal Kilbane is out there, meeting parents and knowing the names of kids. Each child is known by the lunchroom staff, other teachers, administrators. I could not be happier with the excellent attention my children receive and how incredibly much they are learning! They are keeping up with the kids at top rated school like Blaine!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

I don't recommend this school if you are raising a well rounded child . Don't let the shinny new building and fake smiling staff, distract you. My child has attended this school for 3 years and has being treated unfairly by 2 teachers. Teachers who treat children as numbers and not individual persons. I thought the goal was to learn about each and every child. Then construct different teaching methods to teach the whole group. Not going strictly by, the black and white student teacher text manual. There doesn't seem to be much hands on experience with with children and their developmental differences. My child lacked the teachings needed to grow as a productive student. So, now I am opting out of this school for a private school. This way, I know my child will receive a nurturing, personalized education. And not, some distant ,cold, robotic styled institutionalized one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I visited this school and did puppet shows. the children, and the faculty, were terrific. Attentive, responsive and cooperative. An awesome combination.


Posted October 17, 2009

I do not recommend this school to anyone. We have been here for 3 years and our daughter is just now getting the extra help we said she needed more than a year ago. We are disappointed in the education she has received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

I am very unhappy with all the moves made in the preschool this year, the lack of communication and the lack of leadership. We are looking for a different school for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

My son is in preschool here. We're very impressed with his teacher, she seems to have a very orderly classroom, where the children really enjoy themselves. And she's been great fulfilling my requests, such as communicating via email, making sure my son is in speech therapy, etc. As far as the school itself, it's in a beautiful new building, which is immaculate. In my experience that's somewhat unusual w/ CPS. We've also been impressed with the principal, she seems to have a real passion for her work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

My daughter started preschool at New Field this fall. The classroom is full of fun toys and learning tools and her teacher is terrific. My husband and I have also found the administration to be very available to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

We live a block from New Field. Our daughter goes to preschool there. The teacher and aide are wonderful, very energetic and supportive. The principal is very responsive. The preschool classrooms are beautiful and well-stocked with lots of activities. Overall, the facilities are great as it's a new school and well maintained. Also, it's a tremendously diverse school, a wonderful place for our kids to learn together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

I had my child join this school because I heard it was a partial magnet school. I find the teachers to be very informative and they accepted him even though he is not in their district. I am impressed because my child even gets breakfast and lunch and he is only there for 3 hours a day. Awsome school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

I really like the way the parents and the teachers interact with one another. You get a real sense of community in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

I like this school because the teachers are a group of professionals that really care about the quality and content of material they present to their students. The school is on the up and up. The academic programs are top-notch. The diverse availability of music, art, sports, and other educational programs are great, as well. This school stresses the importance of culture and is very multicultural, in that, the student make-up is diverse. There are Latinos, Blacks, and some Africans students as well. Parental involvement is good here, too. They have a lot good programs that boost parent-student interaction. There is one called Family Night.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male49%
Black57%
Asian64%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male42%
Black68%
Asian80%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners24%
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
Hispanic 65% 24%
Black 21% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White 4% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Susan Margaret Kilbane

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1707 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
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