CICS West Belden

Disctinctive Schools K-8

2245 N McVicker Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60639

(773) 637-9430

8-3pm

CICS West Belden is a premier urban charter school in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Lauded for consistently superior student growth, CICS West Belden boasts a dedicated staff that fosters close relationships with parents to ensure student achievement. We balance personalized learning strategies including flexible learning environments, learner profiles, personalized learning plans, competency based progression, and technology-enhanced instruction with strong curricular approaches to encourage students' success and growth.

West Belden boasts a dedicated staff that fosters close relationships with parents to ensure student achievement. In the 2013-2014 school year, West Belden was awarded a Summer Design Program Grant that helped create a state-of-the-art blended learning environment. Last spring, a $100,000 technology planning grant set the stage for implementation of a robust personalized learning model.

Understanding Outcomes

  • The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) measures the percent of individual students
    meeting and/or exceeding set growth targets based on normative data.
    • NWEA measures of 50-70% of students meeting their individual growth targets are considered above average
    • NWEA measures greater than 70% of students meeting their individual growth target are considered exemplary
  • Growth index measures the amount of points on NWEA’s scale in which a student or group
    is above or below typical growth.

Director(s): Colleen Collins

Extra Curriculars

  • Art
  • Band
  • Cooking
  • Drama

By the Numbers

32 Teachers
500 Students

7 African American
92 Hispanic
1 Other

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