School Details

Pulaski International School of Chicago

2230 West McLean Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 534-4391
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 760 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

40%
42%
55%
65%
45%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
51%
60%
61%
46%
59%
86%
74%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
50%
59%
56%
44%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
52%
60%
68%
49%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
53%
59%
74%
52%
59%
86%
73%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
54%
59%
81%
53%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pulaski International School of Chicago is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Pulaski International School of Chicago is Analila Chico. 760 students go to Pulaski International School of Chicago and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the Pulaski International School of Chicago students are "limited in English proficiency." 94% of the 760 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pulaski International School of Chicago is 19:1. Goethe Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 47%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 73%
Limited English proficiency 23% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 94% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I currently have first grader at Pulaski and could not be happier. We live just outside the neighborhood and wanted a great community school with a strong curriculum. Pulaski fit that bill. We are so fortunate to have gotten called off the waitlist. The IB program is fantastic. Such a grounded and well rounded curriculum and I hear my child speaking the IB language daily. She has learned so much. She has fantastic teachers. I am amazed with them daily and we are thrilled with Dr Bedard and the administration. She hit the ground running and has brought nothing but positive energy to the school every single day. I also enjoy being an involved parent with so many opportunities to help out. We look forward to many wonderful years ahead at Pulaski!

  • (11 months ago)

    The school is academically great the only thing that does disappoint is the Administration staff they are VERY unhelpful and rude they could care less about You as a parent or about their students...

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently have a first grader at Pulaski. I am proud of our neighborhood school-we specifically bought in Bucktown for this school. I am an involved parent and love the community we're building here. My son is excelling here in the IB program. We're looking forward to our future at Pulaski!

  • (1 year ago)

    Pulaski school is simply the best. My son has been there 3 years now and I could not be happier and more convinced I made the right choice. The teachers are amazing at what they do they are all experienced innovative and ceative with their teaching methods at all levels and grades while also being very caring and supportive. The genuinely care about all the kids well being academic advancement and are great role models. The parent involvement here amazes me. A great number of parents volunteer all of their free time to coordinate activities clubs bus and parent pick up and drop offs child safety and more. Not to mention the great IB programs offered by Columbia College.

  • (1 year ago)

    My husband and I have been pleased with our experience at Pulaski thus far. We have two kids who attend the school and we plan to enroll our third in preschool for the next school year. We are finding that our kids are both challenged by and enjoying the IB education program at Pulaski. Everyone there (faculty and parents alike) work together to make Pulaski a better place for the children and community.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two sons at Pulaski. They are both extremely happy at school and love their teachers. The principal is so involved caring and responsive. The school offers music art technology library Spanish and physical education. The school is not only focused on their minds but their health. Talking to them about healthy eating habits and exercise. The kids love it and want to make great choices. We love walking our kids to school and have such a sense of pride and community in our neighborhood school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a 1st grader and it is our 3rd year at Pulaski. We've been happy watching our school improve and really become a strong neighborhood school over the last few years. I'm very happy with our principal Dr Bedard and look forward to more years here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Second year at Pulaski. Second GREAT year. Pulaski is our neighborhood school and we are so happy with all aspects engaged teachers amazing principal/assistant principal great enrichment programs and parent involvment.

  • (1 year ago)

    We could not be more please with Pulaski International School of Chicago. Our son is a second grader and has attended the school since pre-school. He has had a caring and dedicated teacher every year who have each given him confidence and the desire to be the best student he can be. Not only does he love going to school he is proud of his school. The teachers and administration are thoughtful responsive and approachable. The parent involvement continues to grow and the community feeling at Pulaski is extremely positive. This is exactly what we hoped our neighborhood school would be.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pulaski International is a terrific school in a fantastic neighborhood. The teachers are so caring and involved. The parents are really engaged in the school as well which will only make the school continue to get better. Our son is going into 1st grade this year and had a wonderful kindergarten experience. He learned so much his first year there I was really amazed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pulaski International School is a good Ib school to go to for all students !! Pulaski School can be hard sometimes but if you try then you will be fine for everything students !! This school has rules you need to respect whick are Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Positive Be Safe. In Pulaski School you learn alot of new things that you have never knew before !! This school has specific consequenses you need to do if you do not listen and respect all teachers from this school which are detention righting a letter to the teacher and to dtay inside for recess and help the teacher do things. If you dont wear the uniform you are not suppost to be wearing you will get sent to detention on a specific day and you have to wake up super early . Pulaski school teachers want all of their students to be on their best behavior and to get good grades to be on the honor roll and also no tardy slips and perfect attendence because you learn more when you are at school !! My name is Genesis and i am going to sixth grade.

  • (1 year ago)

    nice school but you have to eat with the students at lunch time!i had fun subbing there!

  • (1 year ago)

    We live in the neighborhood and are thrilled to send our daugher to our neighborhood school. The new principal Dr. Bedard is fantastic and has hit the ground running. The administration is very responsive. The teachers are so dedicated really KNOW your children and we are blown away with all that our daughter has learned in kindergarten. There are also many opportunites for parent involvement (lunchroom/recess kiss'n go office/library assistance etc.). We couldn't be happier.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had my kids at Pulaski for four years and neither they nor any of their classmates have ever gone missing. However - in my career as an elementary teacher I have made the awful mistake of leaving a kiddo behind. It happens usually only once. The faculty and staff at Pulaski are outstanding and vigilant. A little perspective is a wonderful thing.

  • (2 years ago)

    Children have gone missing at Pulaski. A 4 year old boy was brought to his classroom after being found outside. The pre-school teacher's response was that he should know better not to leave the building.

  • (2 years ago)

    I've got two daughters at Pulaksi International already (2nd Grade and Pre-K) and another that will go in the future. I doubt any school is perfect but the commitment level and quality of the teachers at Pulaski is incredibly impressive. Seeing the teachers collaborating after hours to provide the best education for the students gives me such a feeling of pride for our neighborhood school. I also think that the integrated nature of the International Baccalaureate curriculum is having a very positive impact on my daughters. They are learning to think critically and absolutely love their teachers and classmates. I love the school and am confident in its ability to help develop my girls.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been a parent at Pulaski since my kids where in Pre-K. I am proud to say that this year my kids will be graduating and going to a good High School. Even though Pulaski has gone through some rough challenges as a school community it has shown the students that they can overcome anything in life. I would like to say THANK YOU to the teachers staff and principal for their commitment hard work and support. KEEP ON ROCKING!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been a parent of a student at Pulaski for three years and every year I have been impressed by the growth in learning from my child and the other children I've seen at the school. I am also part of the school's Council of parents and staff that oversee the operations of the school. This is the hardest working staff I have ever seen. The teachers are motivated and their students are excited to learn. The International Baccalaureate program is in place for all grade levels and is connecting the students to people and cultures around the world. The principal's vision inspiring. He is building strong team work amongst teachers and is helping the students become competitive for High School and then college. Parents are involved on a daily basis around the school as well as organizing larger events for the school and community. This school feels like people are working together to build a great education for all the students. Students are being challenged and inspired to learn. Teachers are being innovative and using technology to further their lessons. School leadership is visionary yet rooted in what is going to help the students at the school now.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a first grader at Pulaski. His kindergarten teacher last year was amazing. She had all the kids reading and writing by the end of the year. Now our son has another amazing teacher. Ms. McGee treats all students as scholars and has high expectations. She does a terrific job differentiating the needs of each student. She expects more from kids who are able yet she expects each child to keep pushing the limits. By early April this year - the students had all met the requirements for graduating 1st grade and the kids will have surpassed the spelling requirements 2 years beyond what is expected. WE LOVE IB. Students are learning empathy and how to be inquirers knowledgeable thinkers communicators principled open-minded caring risk-takers balanced and reflective. My son is learning critical thinking inference multiplication Spanish creative writing science ecology etc... My son recently did a presentation and was encouraged to use Powerpoint. He also wrote a book about how his family life would be different if he lived in another country. He's becoming a global citizen and a scholar. AND there is a band. AND we walk to school. AND my son loves his class!

  • (3 years ago)

    We have two kids at Pulaski and we are very happy. Their teachers are great. The other parents are engaged. But most important thing is that pur kids are happy and we are confident that they are getting a good education. Plus walking to school sure is better than fighting traffic and we see school friends all over the neighborhood which is fun.

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