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Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 600 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

LaSalle II is an excellent language school! Principal leadership, community support, parent engagement, and teacher quality are top notch. We are delighted our daughter is starting her educational journey at LaSalle II.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

I could not be happier about our choice to send our children to LaSalle II Language Academy. We have been very pleased with the level of support we receive from staff members and teachers. The new principal is a wonderful addition to this institution and she has been working tirelessly to ensure my child and others get the very best education possible. They offer a wide variety of learning tools from Promethian boards, computers in the classrooms, new science lab, beautiful library, art classes and of course, our languages. From the moment you step foot in the door, our wonderful security personnel and front desk staff are available to answer questions. The teachers are have been available anytime I've had a question or concern. Most of all, the parent community is such a tight group of folks who are all dedicated to our children's education and school life. I would make the choice to send my daughter(s) to LaSalle II over and over again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Great Language Academy!! Kids learn two languages 4 days a week - where do you get this in public education? Have a 1rst grader who is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

LaSalle II World Language Academy is a model for Chicago Public schools everywhere of the power of community. In a relatively short time, LaSalle II has become a top-performing school as a result of passionate and dedicated educators, administrators, PTO and LSC members, parents/caregivers, students and other community friends, neighbors and leaders. As a community, these parts come together to create a powerful collective that effects major improvements for the school through hugely-successful capital campaigns and partnerships with local businesses and civic leaders. Their efforts have resulted in a new playground featuring upgraded basketball courts, a mural installation and a learning garden, new laptops for teachers and funding for student "World Language" trips to Peru. Parents are intensely involved in committes on World Language, Education and Wellness, Fundraising, Room Parents and Ambassadorship, among many others. Principal Lauren Albani is smart, compassionate and effective, and the school will continue to thrive under her leadership. $5,000 would make the "WORLD" of difference to LaSalle II and would help make it a better school for its students, faculty and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

LaSalle II Language Academy offers my 4th and 2nd graders a window into the world everyday as part of their educational experience. My 4th graders is learnng French and my 2nd grader is learning Spanish. LaSalle II provides children with exposure to foreign language and cultures, which not only improves their academic achievement but also instills in them an appreciation for diversity and global citizenry. I love LaSalle II and so do my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

LaSalle II is an excellent school! Principal leadership, teacher quality and parent involvement is second to none. I believe education starts at home with parents/guardians and the parents/guardians of LaSalle II have certainly done their jobs! This speaks to the quality of students and the environment in which this school operates. LaSalle II is a great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have a 3rd Grader and Kindergartener at LaSalle II. I We have been extremely impressed with the level of education our children have received, the language instruction, and the great parental involvement. The new principal has made a real difference as well, bringing a fresh perspective on the school and education. It's a great place to send kids. It's well on its way to being a "10 out of 10" school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

LaSalle II is a great school, the administration and the teachers are very committed to the students. The parent involvement is outstanding. My son is in Mandarin and the language class teacher is remarkable. I am a proud parent of a Student of LaSalle II! I Highly recommend this School to all parents I meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

LaSalle 2 has an unexpected small school feeling within the larger, diverse urban Wicker Park setting. I love seeing how comfortable my child feels because she knows already and loves the fabulous school staff and teachers. There is also a large contingency of very caring and highly parents whose contributions have a huge impact on programming extras. We got into this school by lottery and it does make me feel like indeed we won the lottery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

With its focus on foreign languages, we were really excited about LaSalle II. And we haven't been disappointed - just the opposite. Our daughter's teachers have been great and the principal is extremely receptive and helpful. I think the best part is the degree of parental involvement. I'm continually impressed by the degree to which LaSalle II parents are willing to contribute their time, energy and other resources to make the school a better place. And it is only going to get better! Do yourself a favor and send your child here. You won't be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

We are very fortunate to be part of the LaSalle II family. Administration is solid. The teachers are passionate. The parents are engaged. A positive student experience is the result. The future is bright for this up and coming magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have three children at LaSalle II and feel extremely fortunate to have found such a diverse CPS school and supportive parent community. Administration and teachers do their very best to ensure all students are engaged and successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

We have a 9- and 8-year-old daughter enrolled at this school. They have been there since kindergarten. We have been very impressed with both the teacher and parent community. If your child enrolls here, you get to pick a language to study. We highly recommend Arabic! The teacher is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

We've been very happy with our experience at LaSalle II. Our oldest is in 1st grade and we think he's thriving: he's being academically challenged but having fun too. They have solid after school care programs and improving facilities. I would say don't be off-put by the lower standardized scores...as they transition from Anderson scores will rise dramatically as the curriculum takes root through all grades. In a few years this school will be one of the top schools in the city...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

Hands down a great school all around. Parents are involved and all are welcome to be involved. The principal is organized, personable and makes time for teachers, students, and parents. The teachers we have experienced have been fabulous! The teachers make learning fun and my kids are learning so much! You couldn't pay for a better education or experience for your kids! I am a former teacher and have my kids in another cps magnet school and I am so thankful my kids are all going to get to go to Lasalle 2 now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

I started here during fourth grade. I had some very passionate teachers. (and some not so passionate) My class is graduating this year. My class is pretty rough and not as some other reviewers say " not homegrown" . There were fights and behavior problems when I was there. I would be cautious of putting a sensitive kid into my class or the current 7th grade. When I was here, the younger grades (pre k to 3) were favored, probably because of richer and more involved parents. I remember once I went to a PTO meeting with my mom and they decided to spend remaining funds on an after school dance class for pre k instead of a cooking class for 3rd to 8th graders. The preschoolers already had much more after school opportunities we would actually remember what was taught and could actually benefit. My last complaint is an emphasis on standardized testing. We literally had one hr Isat prep classes twice a week until march. It works though. In 4th, my class had 65% passing, now it has over 80%. Despite this, I loved my time at Lasalle. I made friends that I wouldn't have otherwise met and had the time of my life. Id like to think they also played a role in me getting into Whitney Young.


Posted November 20, 2013

My son loves this school, and we do too. The teachers are outstanding. The new principal is doing a great job of leading improvements in the school. Parents are very involved in supporting the instruction at home, fostering the school community with monthly events, and raising money to benefit the students. The only disappointment is the gym / auditorium. It isn't air conditioned which is an issue with the earlier start to the year. The gym / auditorium is used for a lot of things, so if one class needs to perform on stage the gym class has to go somewhere else. On the other hand, there is a lot of outdoor space and they have great plans to improve it over the year. I think air conditioning for the gym is part of the improvements planned too. As someone else said, this school allowed us to stay in Wicker Park, and that is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

LaSalle II is a wonderful school in large part due to the high number of involved and informed parents. The administration and teachers are top-notch. The arts programming should be expanded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

We don't have to move to the suburbs! We have a very good school in the heart of Wicker Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Diverse school community with common goal of each student reaching his/her highest potential. Warm, comfortable, environment - hands-on involved administration - strong PTO Recent changes - new principal and assumption of students of Anderson school made some wrinkles but at the end of the day/year not a big deal. Great school - proud to be part of the family. Parent of a 5th grader
—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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female81%
Male93%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income78%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income83%
Non-low income77%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income63%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income66%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income84%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students63%
Female82%
Male43%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female79%
Male43%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
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 Students59%
Female69%
Male48%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female89%
Male68%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income80%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income84%
Non-low income100%
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 Students52%
Female66%
Male29%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female65%
Male24%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
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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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 48% 24%
White 25% 51%
Black 22% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Suzanne Velasquez

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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1148 N Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 534-0490

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