William Penn Elementary

Basic Information

County: Cook
District: CPS 299
Phone Number: (773) 534-1665
Fax Number: (773) 534-1673
Principal: Dr. Sherryl Moore-Ollie

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Additional Information

School Type: Elementary PreK through 8th Grade
Grade Level: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
School Setting:

North Lawndale, 90% free and reduced lunch

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00-1:45pm
School Days in Calendar Year: August 9th through June 17, 2011
School Holidays: Labor Day (9/06/2010); Columbus Day (10/11/2010); Veteran's Day (11/11/2010); Thanksgiving Holiday (11/25 and 11/26); M.L. King's Birthday (01/27/2011); President's Day (02/21/2011); C. Pulaski's Bday (03/07/2011); Memorial Day (05/30/2011)
School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Mascot: Panther
Cluster: 3

North Lawndale

School Size: 400
Classroom Size: 28-30
Classroom Teachers: 21
Student/Teacher Ratio: 28:1
Support Services:

school nurse, psychologist, social worker, case manager

Camp Programs: No
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Wireless capability. One computer lab of 30 stations. Parent Room has 5 computer stations with internet connectivity.

School Clubs:

Basketball, Volleyball, choir, Boxing,

Lunch Availability: Lunch begins at 10:45 and ends at 11:45.
Parking Spaces/Availability:

There are two parking lots: one on 16th street and one on Springfield.

Uniform Guidelines:

Light blue or white shirts with collars, and navy blue pants. No earrings for boys.

Mission Statement:

We believe our students will achieve their goals with a focus on integrating literacy, writing, math, science, social science and technology with positive support from parents, community members and staff enabling them to become confident life-long learners.

The vision of William Penn Elementary School is to maintain a positive learning environment for all children, where they will be visionary innovative life-long learners. Therefore, students will be able to positively and effectively be leaders and contributors to society. All individuals who have a role in the educational process will ensure that all children achieve their greatest academic poteintial through a student centered environment.

Enrollment Characteristics: As of 2008-2009, there were 376 students enrolled at Penn. 95.2% were low income Students. 30.6% were Special Education Students. 7.2% were Limited English Learners. As of 2008-2009, the largest demographic at Penn was Black. As of that time, this demographic made up 84.3% of the student population. The second greatest demographic was Hispanic at 15.4%.