Douglas Taylor Elementary School

Basic Information

Address: 9912 S. Ave H
County: Cook
School District: District 299 Chicago Public Schools
Phone Number: 773 535-6240
Fax Number: 773 535-6232
Principal: Dr. William Truesdale

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Additional Information

School Type: Elementary Pre-K -8
Accreditation: Illinois State Board of Education
Founded: 1878
Ages/Grades: Pre-K -8
School Setting:

South East Side Chicago

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:52 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
School Days in Calendar Year: 186
School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: Panther
Cluster: 6

East Side

School Size: 730
Classroom Size: 28
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1/28

Literature and Writing Magnet Cluster School

School Performance: N.A.S.S.P. National Assocaition of Middle and Secondary Schools Break Through School Illinois Honor Roll Spotlight School
Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Partnerships with East Side Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Communities in Schools, Chicago Consortium on School Reasearch University of ChIcago,

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Two Computer labs
three computers per classroom

School Championships:

Winning National Award as only school Pre- K-8 in United States a 2009 Break Through School

Awards & Recognition: N.A.S.S.P. Break Throough School National Award. School has an article in June 2009 Edition of Principal Leadership Magazine Illinois Honor Roll Spotlight School Dr. William Truesdale has been featured in members spotlight from the Chicago Principal Administrators Assocaition L.A.M.P., Phi Delta Kappan and the Illinois Principals Association. Dr. William Truesdale has presented on the Break Through Schools Model at national conferences for the N.A.S.S.P., National Assocaition of Middle School and Secondary Schools, A.A.S.A. American Assocaition of School Administrators, N.M.S.A. National Middle School Associaiton. Dr. William Truesdale published first study as a book on peer coaching in Chicago Public Schools on Peer Coaching on the Transferability of Staff Development to Classroom Practice.
Mission Statement:

All children in the Douglas Taylor School will develop their potential to the fullest extent possible. All Douglas Taylor students' goal to become confident, capable, readers, who will read for pleasure and knowledge for the rest of their lives and who are able to write well for a variety of purposes.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

As a Literacy and Writing Magnet Cluster School, Douglas Taylor School will involve the total community ( students, parents, staff, and community members ) in creating and implementing an educational program emphasizing reading that will enable each student to develop his or her potential to the fullest extent possible.

School History:

Taylor School is named after real estate entrepreneur Douglas S. Taylor who donated $ 2,000 to begin the school in 1895
The school has pictures in the first floor north hallway of every graduating class since 1895
Eight staff members graduated as students from Taylor School and now serve the school community as teachers and teaching assistants.

School Motto: A Great Place to Learn and A Bridge to Student Success !