Willa Cather Elementary School • (773) 534-6780 • East Garfield Park • 2908 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60612
Closest schools to Cather
- 1 mile
- 1.5 miles
- Proposed Attendance Boundary
Cather's DemographicsStatistics Race/ethnicity
This school is not on a closing list
CPS utilization rate
This year, 237 students were enrolled at Cather. However, CPS believes a total of 780 students should be enrolled at Cather.
30% utilized by CPS calculations
To learn more about how CPS utilization calculations may not be accurate, see CPS Apples 2 Apples.
CPS performance level
The Performance Level is the CPS indicator of school quality based on a formula that uses ISAT test scores and attendance rates. Level 1 indicates a school that has the highest scores on this metric, and Level 3 is the lowest.
Level 1 is best
What do we know about this school?
Does student performance improve over time?
The percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards on standardized tests is tracked for one group, or cohort, of students from grades 3—8. This shows how a specific set of students performed over time.
Source: IIRC Source
Is this school organized for improvement?
The University of Chicago identifies five basic elements of a successful school and rates each school based on the results of yearly student and teacher surveys.
- Very strong
- Very weak
- No data
How stable is the school?
The trends in probation status, mobility rate and enrollment, described below, help show how stable a school has been. It is more difficult to get a clear picture of a school if it is changing.
Probation status trend
Each year CPS evaluates schools to determine if they should be placed on probation and targeted for improvement measures. Schools on probation tend to have more leadership changes.
- Yes ‘96 ‘97
- Yes ‘97 ‘98
- Yes ‘98 ‘99
- No ‘99 ‘00
- No ‘00 ‘01
- No ‘01 ‘02
- Yes ‘02 ‘03
- Yes ‘03 ‘04
- Yes ‘04 ‘05
- Yes ‘05 ‘06
- Yes ‘06 ‘07
- No ‘07 ‘08
- Yes ‘08 ‘09
- Yes ‘09 ‘10
- No ‘10 ‘11
- No ‘11 ‘12
- No ‘12 ‘13
Mobility rate trend
When a school has a high mobility rate, it is more difficult to tell whether a school is making progress.
The number of students attending the school, taken on the 20th day of each school year. CPS will consider only the past three years of enrollment trends in their school closings decisions.