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Boone Elementary School

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Posted September 2, 2014

This school has been on our radar for the last year or so as the houses around it are fantastic (sturdy and well - priced for the north side.) I have met with the assistant principal and found her very welcoming and the facility seems well cared for. Plus, one of the teachers was recently awarded the WGN teacher of the month award. I am considering sending my daughter for pre-k (assuming we can get in.)


Posted April 10, 2014

I am a 7th grader at Boone going to be on 8th grade. I have been in boone since I was in pre-k and I love it. All of my teachers are extremely helpful when I don't understand a question, they also help you to cope with stress and things that are causing you problems. Just a few months ago most of the Middle school in Boone helped us paint the bathroom stalls, we did paintings for the walls in Boone so now it looks like a remodeled school. I am very sad to leave this school and I will always be a pure Boonie at heart no matter were I go


Posted September 19, 2013

My kids were transfer to Boone from Budlong Elementary School. I am very happy with the transfer. Everyone in the school is very friendly and helpful. I am very pleased with the security, they have someone at each door making sure only students and teachers come in. So that makes me feel at ease when I leave my kids at school. They have lots of things for the kids to do after school. Knowing that my kids will be getting art incorporated into their curriculum is great, I believe a kid needs to explore their creative side and it will help them with the other subjects they have in school. It is very organize and when I drop my kids off, everything runs smoothly. I really believe that Boone's first priority is the kids and their well being. I had an issue with one of the Kindergarten assistants, I talked to the teacher and the issue was solve next day. Unfortunately, for the assistant, she got fired. This showed me that they will not tolerate any non-sense and that if at any time a teacher or staff is not doing what they should, they will not have that person in their school. I highly recommend this school. Parents get involved, and don't complaint if you don't. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

As a new upcoming 8th grader I'm sad to say it will be my last year here at Boone. Boone has so many great qualities for ex) it's diverse, it's open to the public, and it's located in one of Chicago's safe and friendly neighborhood. I have so many great memories of making friends and meeting new teachers. I hope in my last year of Boone i cherish all these moments for they will never be lost. 8th grade may be the "finish line" however even the "finish line" is just the beginning of the whole race. Forever long live Boone! thank you for all you've given to me!


Posted October 9, 2011

I am a parent of a current Boone school student and my son graduated from there almost fiver years ago. I have been very happy with Boone school for my 12 years of involvement there. I have not found the teachers lazy - on the contrary I have found them to be extremely good overall and very hardworking. The most recent comments are so vague and uninformed. What exactly happened to make you make that accusation that the teachers are lazy? How long have your children been attending Boone? Have you ever volunteered? Are you aware that regular public schools like Boone have to accept whatever child lives in the neighborhood that comes to the school? So that means there will be kids there who are the products of whatever home environment in which they have been brought up. Do you go to the school during the day to observe? Have you ever asked if they need help? Or, are you one of those parents who drops her kids off and expects the school to take care of the rest? You sound like complainers and not people who actually find out what is really happening. So easy for you! And lazy! By the way, school lunches are dictated by the District not the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE! To be honest, it USE To be a very good school! I don't know what happend, but from my experience; There is Fights ALMOST EVERY WEEK! The food looks uttertly disgusting, the staff are rude! The teachers there, are lazy! With the staff and everything, they don't even do anything to prevent the fights! Horrible horrible school. I'm very glad this is my last year! I MOST CERTAINLY NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL.


Posted October 16, 2009

The staff needs to be trained on how to respect the parents. There need to be better teachers who know what they are doing. Better communication between parents and teachers. So much more to say but don't have the time. This school really needs to be revamp
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

Don't like. I feel that the school can do a much better job if it wasn't overcrowded, better programs, new staff, cleaner bathrooms, classrooms. New and better after-school programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

My daughter just started kindergarten and I am very satisfied with the school. It's a very diverse school and I see this as an advantage. She has a great teacher and the administrative staff was very helpful and supportive so far. The after school program is great. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

I love this school! Everybody here is so nice! If you where a student here, you wouldn't complain! The kids here are so outgoing! My son just loves it! My daughter is starting to make friends as well, and she is a shy girl! Boone is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

I am a parent of a student of Boone School I think that Boone is a wonderful school and a great place to learn. All organizations have their issues and I don't believe in sitting back and complaining. If you are not happy with anything at Boone then get involved and try to make a difference. Boone has wonderful teachers and the case managers are some of the best in their field. The diversity at Boone is amazing! I have been very happy with my child's education. I am very involved with the school and will continue to try to help out whenever possible. Do not just sit back and complain, volunteer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

I am a staff member at Boone and the need for change in the way we do things is apparent. It will not happen until parents take a more organized, proactive role. We have only one parent involved in our so called parent organization. Parents need to be an example and follow rules and procedures. We are a school community and we will only succeed when we are all commited to working together for the benefit of all our children. Education is a tough profession and many of us that work at Boone give our best everyday. Take the time to encourage those who get the job done and speak up at LSC meetings or with the principal about those things/individuals that are not up to the standard you expect. Together we can make a difference.


Posted October 22, 2007

great atmosphere, great teachers, great playground
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

Overcrowding, safety, and discipline issues: rude attitudes are at an all time high here. The students seem more out of control than ever, even in lower grades. Administration tries to deal with issues, but students in need of immediate attention seem to still slip through the cracks. Acting out children do not always seem to receive the help they need within a reasonable time. There is a high tolerance for inappropriate behavior. This was a fine school with great teachers but it definitely needs an overhaul in the administration. My child was so relieved to be moved from this school. He now is joyous when leaving his new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

My child have attended Boone school for three years. I feel this school offers a great program However, it is overshadowed by the behavior of some teachers and staff.Also, I feel that administration needs to demand appropriate behavior from staff because it is the main Catalyze behind getting children to behave in a proactive manner (teachers should be held accountable for disrespectful behavior to students. I watched this school transform from a school that encouraged individuality to a school that focus most of the attention on discipline.If we dare to take a glimpse back in history, we might find that we are setting the stage for social reproduction. (What happen to student government, this teaches leadership skills)? There is hope! Start, with administration next, staff and teachers then, Children because children learn through observation! In closing, I believe in administration ability's to refocus on the goals of this school thus,yielding children who can compete in society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

My kids transferred to Boone from a private school, and they both like it better at Boone, and have been motivated to do very well academically. Their teachers are excellent, and the curriculum is good. We are very pleased overall with our experiences so far at Boone School. Barbara R.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

This school is very disorganized. the teachers are not able to control the problematic and disruptive students and all students in class are effected by it. My child was doing more in kindergarden at her old school than she is now. spelling tests have been withheld for a week because the paper didn't get back from the office in time. science was withheld a form of punnishment to discipline the class. There is not enough help or resources for students as well as a poor selection of ater school activities. my child will not be attending this school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

Some of the teachers are extraordinary. The diversity is stimulating and rare. Better than some all-white high-test-score schools in my opinion. Nevertheless, Boone has its problems to be sure. Rather noisy, some of the staff is condescending (to students and parents alike), and this place is definitely not for every child. Upper grades are especially bad as far as i could tell (7th and 8th).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

my son attended school there for 2 years k-1 i loved everything from the staff to the students they are just great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

this school is a very unorganized school. there teachers and staff do not know how to work with problem children. your child will have multiple problems. problem children will get away with everything and your child will pay the price for being a good person. the management acts like they care and they where dilling with the problem and they really don't accomplish anything. the kids that create the problems get away with everything and the good children get the punishment. counslers don't know what to do and don't know how to communicate with the parent nor child. the teacher's don't have the pacience or what they call the learning skills to teach the children. a very poor school, poor counslers, poor principles, poor after school day care.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

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67%

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86%

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81%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income65%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners61%

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners36%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian61%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income50%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income48%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income70%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners44%
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male53%
Black46%
Asian50%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income43%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black54%
Asian77%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Low income40%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners6%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male47%
Black40%
Asian57%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Low income46%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black40%
Asian64%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income51%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners12%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male49%
Black30%
Asian69%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black80%
Asian47%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners15%
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 growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Hispanic 44% 24%
White 24% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 4%
Black 11% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jaclyn Delaney

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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6710 North Washtenaw Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 534-2160

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