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Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School

Elementary School (K/PK-8)

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8601 W Foster Ave

5Essentials Overall – partially organized for improvement

Summary of performance on each essential

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Low Resp Or N/A
Five Essentials


Performance on 5Essentials

In 2013, students and teachers in Chicago Public Schools participated in the CPS My Voice, My School Survey 2013, which asked questions about their school’s culture and climate. Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School’s performance on the 5Essentials (see diagram) summarizes the participants’ answers to those survey questions as they relate to the 5Essentials.

Survey Response Rates for Dirksen

Respondent Response Rate (CPS)
Students 89.8% (76.9%)
Teachers 85.7% (80.8%)

Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School Comparative Performance on 5Essentials Overall

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What are these results based on?

This school's overall performance is based on the 5Essentials shown below. Click the to learn more about each Essential and its underlying concepts (measures).

Essential Essential Performance
Essential piece Ambitious Instruction Classes are challenging and engaging. Performance on Ambitious Instruction Weak
Essential piece Effective Leaders Principals and teachers implement a shared vision for success. Performance on Effective Leaders Strong
Essential piece Collaborative Teachers Teachers collaborate to promote professional growth. Performance on Collaborative Teachers Neutral
Essential piece Involved Families The entire staff builds strong external relationships. Performance on Involved Families Weak
Essential piece Supportive Environment The school is safe, demanding, and supportive. Performance on Supportive Environment Weak