McPherson is a magnet cluster neighborhood school with an International Baccalaureate Middle-Years Programme, serving Pre-K through 8th-grade students. 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 5th - 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 sponsored by the Chicago Bulls.
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.
Our school has developed an action plan to support social and emotional learning (SEL). Leaders and staff have assessed their school climate, and they are beginning to adopt best practices to support SEL for all students.
James B. McPherson Elementary 4728 North Wolcott Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640 Office (773) 534-2625 Fax (773) 534-2637