Pre K-8

Lewis School of Excellence

1431 N. Leamington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 480
2018-2019 Goals:
Attendance 2018 Goal: 96.5%
On-Track Data 2018 Goal: 60%




EngageAUSL brings a common planning tool to teachers in math and literacy so more time can be spent differentiating lessons and meeting individual students’ needs. The AUSL Coaching Team carefully considered the following when designing the curriculum maps, pacing guides, biweekly assessments, and implementation guides: Common Core standards & instructional shifts Major works of each grade ANet SAS CPS calendar Classroom culture & climate Additionally, when possible, weekly flex days were included to ensure teachers have opportunities to be responsive to student needs. If you have any questions about the curriculum, feel free to reach out!


The Achievement Network (ANet):

ANet is an education nonprofit that helps schools boost student learning with great teaching that’s grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. ANet assessments will be given on 9-week cycles, four times a year, ANet provides interim assessments that give educators timely, actionable, and student-specific data.


The Fountas & Pinnell Baseline Assessment System (BAS)

BAS assessments will be administered in K-8th grade as a progress monitoring tools that we use to guide literacy instruction. The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems are accurate and reliable tools to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)

The PARCC tests are high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy). They are carefully crafted to give teachers, schools, students, and parents better and more useful information on how we’re preparing our kids for their futures.


The NWEA – Northwest Evaluation Association (MAP):

The NWEA will be the benchmark assessment tool used to guide our instruction in K-8th grade. Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level. You’ll have assessment data—and essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn—within 24 hours.


Amplify mClass Assessments

mCLASS is a universal screener that measures the development of reading skills of all students in grades K-5 through two main assessments: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and the Text Reading Comprehension (TRC) assessments. These combined tests help teachers determine how students are performing on the important reading skills that children must develop in order to become proficient readers.


​If you are interested in enrolling your children in Lewis School of Excellence, come to our school during normal business hours to complete all necessary information. 


Application Procedures for Elementary Schools

Learn the documents and forms needed for successful admission into Lewis School of Excellence!


Apply Online!

The Standard Elementary Schools application is used to apply to elementary magnet, magnet cluster, and open enrollment schools. You can apply online at or you can use a paper application, accessible at (click 'Apply' and 'Application Materials'). The application period begins each year on October 1st and ends in mid-December. You may apply to up to 20 schools on a single application. Students are selected through a computerized lottery, and parents are notified in March regarding the results. Additional information can be found at


Pre-K Application Procedures

Why Pre-Kindergarten? The pre-K experience is critical, as it helps 3 and 4-year-old children develop the academic and life skills that will carry them into adulthood. Pre-K provides children with essential opportunities to learn and practice the social-emotional, problem-solving, and academic skills that they will use throughout their lives. Our high-quality Early Childhood Programs… Boost academic skills Fuel intellectual curiosity Foster independence Instill a love of lifelong learning Through common goals and high expectations, Chicago Public Schools is dedicated to building a strong foundation and igniting a lifelong passion for learning for children and their families.