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Edison Park Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 426 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2012

I can't say enough good things about Edison Park Elementary school, it is a great school. It's our 4th year at the school. We have two kids, they love it!!! The principal, the teacher............all of them are amazing with excellent Acadamics. We are very lucky to have Edison Park as our kids school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

I'm going to guess that any negative reviews come from parents who have spent little time in EPE. The dedication to academics, personal development and independent thought are incredible. My son is a first grader, who is reading light years above his level, thanks to an incredible kindergarten teacher, and a first grade teacher who has challenged him daily. He is happy to go to school every day, and I feel safe and comfortable with the high-quality staff that surrounds him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

I am a current student at Edison, and let me say it is a GREAT School. Great Academics, great teachers, and great students. There's not really any bullying in the Middle School, but I can't say much for the Elementary school classes. The Academics are challenging and engaging, there's a plethora of extracurricular activities like Student Council, Sci Fi club, and Environmental groups. The principal is amazing, and the field trips are amazing and educational.


Posted January 6, 2012

Unbelievably impressed so far. I have 2 children at Edison and feel very lucky we live in this neighborhood and can send them there. Both my wife and I are products of suburban schools in towns with excellent schools and I can say with absolute certainty the curriculum my children are receiving is ahead of what I learned in their grades. Staff across the board is superior and there couldn't be a more committed principal than Mr. Z. My only complaints are class sizes and with the parents who in some of the negative notes below are most likely the ones who never partipate in making the school even better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

To help readers filter my review let me say my children have only been at the school for 2 years. Also, I want to add that my only other experience w/ schools are Oriole Park Elementary & the private school education my wife & I have had. Excuse my grammar as I had to play w/ words for my review to fit. Teachers: acceptable. Principal leadership: good. Parent involvement: excellent! The staff is nice & friendly w/ the exception of one staff member who always lacks professional manners. She is always rude & has a bothered look on her face as if she doesn't want to help. The security is by far the worst thing in the school. Anyone can get in at anytime and do whatever they want. They only have one, 60-ish person at the man entrance in plain clothes. After school people come in & out of all doors w/out being challenged. I always worry about the safety of my kids. I understand money is an issue, but good security doesn't cost much if you know what to do & Edison Park doesn't have a clue. I've never been a fan of 5 star ratings. I give the school a 7.5 out of 10. I think the school has a great rating because the people rating don't have anything better to compare it to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

I think my kids receive a well rounded education from Edison. I really love the accessibility of the teachers and principal. A sense of community and involvement is nurtured. There are high expectations for the kids along with a challenging curriculum but they have tons of fun too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

I love this school! From the principal to the teachers, you get professionals who care about your kids. Clean and calm with polite kids and involved parents. What this school needs is more funding to help it grow even more. I am so grateful my kids get to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

I can't say enough good things about EPE. It's our second year at the school, oldest child is now a first grader. Our child's reading and math abilities are well above average. We were worried specifically about reading and writing skills entering K. He struggled in this area and did not enjoy working at it. Less than one month into school we could see major strides. It has continued at a high level as we end the first grade, very impressed with the teaching staff. He loves to go to school to learn, socialize and grow as a person. He absolutely loves going to this school and he is well educated. Parent involvement is off the charts. The principal is an amazing person who makes this school great. EPE will be recognized for excellence in every category because of him and his endless work days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I moved my two sons from a local Lutheran school to EPE 3 years ago with severe reservations about leaving a private school. I'm VERY happy to say that both of my sons, my and wife and I are more than pleased with the switch. One big downside to this school is the lack of space/overcrowding but the Principal seems to be doing a great job working with that limitation. We've had nothing but positive experiences with all the teachers and staff. The curriculum seems to be challenging but not suffocating. My third grader is doing math that I don't remember seeing until a much later age! The parent involvement appears to be close to 100% in this school, which obviously makes a HUGE difference to a successful educational experience. It is true that few of EPE'S students have gone on to the VERY few choice CPS high school's, but let's be honest, that is NOT the fault of EPE or the outstanding Principal. The ridiculous lottery system and obvious race bias is the problem. If those schools took only the best and brightest, I am certain EPE would be sending quite a few each year! Unfortunately, that is never going to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

Edison Park is a fantastic place for children to learn and grow. The teachers and administrators are smart, caring and always give 110%. To address the two negative reviews below; according to EP's state report card, 94% of the 8th grade students met or exceeded the standards last year - clearly EP is doing something right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

I am a parent of multiple students at Edison Park and I work in the field of education. As a parent and as an knowledgable educator, Edison Park is a superior school. Since my children have been attending they have excelled in all areas, academically as well as social/emotional. A principal makes a school and thankfully Edison Park's principal has made it an enviornment of high standards of learning while allowing the students opportunites to particpate in programs/activites that develop self esteem and personal growth. Under the principals leadership, the staff at Edison Park is motivated to make our children succeed. I am very luck to have Edison Park as my kids school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

I am a good example of a parent that had her child in a Catholic school. Besides the no tuition anymore and with property taxes going up each year we decided to send our child to Edison Park. We were amazed and how behind she was in MATH. At least a 1/2 year behind on what she had learned in catholic school. She is and always was a straight A student. Working a few weeks with the Math teacher she was brought up to where she needed to be and still continues the high honor roll from year to year. We could not be more pleased with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

I am one of several upper grade parents who pulled their children out of Edison because they were not being taught sufficiently. Academically they are light years behind the other public schools on the NW side. Horrible discipline approach. So glad we made the move out. Word is spreading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

Principal is a "people pleaser" who wants to create a "community school." sounds good on paper, but result is that they "dumb down" the curriculum,only teach to the minimum standards, and that's A-Ok with him. Upper grades are virtually ignored, as all the focus is on the 'fun" little kids. Jr high test scores are abysmal - no differentiation at all, horrible math & science teacher and curriculum. Families coming from CPS schools are totally disappointed with lack of rigor. But the buk of the families are from catholic schools and are just so happy not to be paying tition that they won;t "rock the boat" or demand more. Kids coming out of EPE are NOT ready for high school, and almost no one got in to the selective enrollment HS's because they couldn't compete with kids from other CPS schools. Complete failure of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I can tell by how outgoing my niece is, and also well advanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Can't get enough of the energy that surrounds the entire student body faculty & staff.


Posted May 7, 2010

The principal Mr. Z and the assistant principal Ms. Mcmahon are both dedicated to the school and students and work very long days and weekends! The teachers are wonderful. My daughter has learned so much in first grade this year. The parent involvement is high and we work hard together to make our school the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

A Great Gifted school in Chicago and Illinois.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I am the aunt of a 6 & 7 year old student of this school. Since I live in California, I try to speak to them on the phone often. When I do, I ask about school and how it's going for them. I am always pleased to hear that they are enjoying themselves and having fun! They tell me the projects they are working on and I'm thrilled to see how much they've grown the past few years. I miss them so much but I'm relieved that they are getting the education that they need and deserve.


Posted May 5, 2010

The teachers and staff are dedicated to each and every student. They cater their curriculum to fit the needs of their students. Wonderful learning environment!
—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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income25%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income42%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income27%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income30%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income55%
Not low income94%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low incomen/a
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students96%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
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%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low incomen/a
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
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%
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Math growth at this school

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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
White 73% 51%
Hispanic 21% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
  • Peter Conrad Zimmerman

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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6220 North Olcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: (773) 534-0960

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