McPherson is a magnet cluster neighborhood school with an International Baccalaureate Middle-Years Programme (IBMYP), serving Pre-K through 8th-grade students. We have cluster programs serving K-8, 4 low incident and two multi-sensory. In regards to specialized services, we have a continuum of services for children with diverse learning needs, formally special educational needs, from the before mentioned to inclusion. This continuum contains the cluster programs, resource/pull-out services to inclusion services in the general educational setting. We also have a blended Pre-K classroom for children with all needs. In addition to our great teachers and strong academic curriculum, we offer weekly art, music, design, physical education, and health classes. We also offer a world language program (Spanish) for 6th - 8th grades. We have excellent technology resources and facilities, including 3 computer labs, 1:1 iPad's for grades Kindergarten - 5th , 1:1 chromebooks for 6th - 8th grades, smartboards in every classroom, 2 dedicated science labs, a school library, dedicated parent room, sensory room, a 700 plus person auditorium, and a fitness center funded by the chicago bulls.
2018-2019 School Quality Rating Report
2018 School Progress Report
2018-2020 Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP)
Our school is Excelling in the arts. It meets the goals and priorities outlined in the CPS Arts Education Plan, including Staffing & Instruction, Partnerships, Community & Culture, and Budget & Planning. To learn more, visit www.cpsarts.org/creative-schools-certification.
We have received The Gold Circle of Quality which gives statewide recognition to early learning programs that meet or go beyond the highest ExceleRate IllinoisTM Quality Standards. To learn more, visit: http://www.excelerateillinois.com.
We have put in place systems and structures to support social and emotional learning (SEL). This may include SEL action plans, ongoing training for teachers and staff, partnerships with community organizations, time for SEL in the master schedule, and/or targeted and intensive SEL services.