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CICS Student Outcomes

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CICS high schools have a better SQRP rating than their comparison schools in:

  • 9th grade SAT growth percentile
  • 4-year graduation rate
  • College persistence rate
  • 1-year dropout rate

96

CICS high school students attend a campus that performs as well or better than their CPS-zoned school in the percentage of students who meet college readiness benchmarks.

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CICS elementary students attend a school that meets or exceeds the reading and math performance of their CPS-zoned counterpart.

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College acceptance rate for students at all CICS high schools.

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CICS Wrightwood Educator and Students Making A Difference

CICS Wrightwood Educator and Students Making A Difference

CICS Wrightwood teacher Ms. Jazmine Cooper and her students are making strides during Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos once again! 
 
Ms. Cooper and her students recently performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at the  Arts in the Dark Parade in downtown Chicago on State Street. She and her students were recently on Chicago's Very Own WGN TV performing the same dance. 
 
Her hard work and dedication to the arts have even received national attention from the Ellen show.  Ms. Cooper was also honored as 2022 The Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence.
 
Watch Ms. Cooper and her students dancing into the hearts of all by watching herehere and here!
 
 CICS is always proud of leader and educator, Ms. Jazmine Cooper! Congrats on making CICS proud once again! 
 
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CICS Celebrates Its Principals

National Principals Month honors principals for their significant impact on the success and well-being of our nation’s students.

Join us as we celebrate all CICS principals throughout October!

Check out several of the school principals from our Avalon, Basil, Bucktown, Irving Park, Loomis-Longwood, Lloyd Bond, Northtown Academy, Prairie, Ralph Ellison, Washington Park, West Belden and Wrightwood campuses. 

We plan to profile all our principals this week and their journeys to becoming great leaders!  We thank them for all they do!  


www.principalsmonth.org 
www.ChicagoIntl.Org

#ThankAPrincipal #CICSPrincipals #Leaders 

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CICS Northtown Academy Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CICS Northtown Academy Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CICS Northtown Academy kicked off their Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with an amazing collaboration between students, faculty, and staff! The assembly was organized by their very own Spanish Teacher, Ms. Tucker, and aided by the student group, Pumas Internacional. During the festivities everyone was able to participate in a salsa competition, enjoy professional folklore dancers and a performance from their Latin Dance Club, and more!

This momentous occasion was also special because it afforded Northtown Academy the opportunity to have their first assembly since the start of the pandemic, what a way to come back together! Please take a moment to also check out their video compilation of students, faculty, and staff as they share their heritage with us and why Hispanic Heritage Month means so much to them in their nativ tongue. Enjoy! 

Visit www.CICSNorthtown.Org to learn more about more amazing things happening on their campus.

#EveryChildEveryDay #WeAreCICS

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    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Enjoy this time with loved ones and eat some good food. Please be reminded that all campuses are closed November 23-25. We will students back bright and early on November 28! #ThanksGivingBreak #ThanksGiving #Family #CICS
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