Schools get mixed grades

Staff Writer

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released 2012 School Progress Reports to parents on report card pick up day. The reports offer a more comprehensive look at the academic and social climate of each school. Charter and alternative schools also received report cards this year.

The CPS 2013 School Progress Reports are tailored to measure the progress level of schools in areas such as student growth, student performance, graduation rate and school culture and climate.

The elementary school reports show that Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., dropped from a level 1 excellent school to a level 2 average school. Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St.; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., and Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., remain level 2 average-performing schools. Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., and Reavis remain level 3 low-performing schools.

Canter Middle School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave., remains a level 3 low-performing school.

High School reports show that Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., remained a level 2 average-performing school and Dyett, 555 E. 51st St., remained a level 3 low-performing school.

Aside from the closing of Canter and phase-out of Dyett that were previously announced by CPS, there are no plans to implement any school actions against low-performing schools in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

University of Chicago Charter Schools’ North Kenwood Oakland campus, 1119 E. 46th St., received a level 1 excellent ranking and the Donoghue, 707 E. 37th St. and Woodson, 4444 S. Evans Ave., campuses received level 2 average rankings.

University of Chicago Charter Middle School Woodlawn campus, 6420 S. University Ave., received a level 2 average ranking.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center Alternative School, 1060 E. 47th St., did not have enough data to receive a ranking but the school’s report card shows that it did not make Adequate Yearly Progress.

To see each school’s full report card visit