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Cisneros, opened in 2010, serves approximately 600 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. It holds a Level 1+ SQRP rating. Both reading and math growth scores exceeded the national average in 2016. At Cisneros, writing is a core part of the school's rigorous and individualized academic programming. Students can supplement their academic experience with a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports, drama, choir, student council and K-4 Camp. Recognizing the importance of parent partnerships, Cisneros hosts a variety of family engagement events throughout the school year to connect families to the school community. From a play-inspired, language-immersive Kindergarten experience to the individualized high school support program, the foundation is laid for students to succeed while at Cisneros and beyond.
School Partnerships 
WE Schools: a social impact program that inspires students to make a difference in their neighborhood and world at large.
Junior Achievement: a financial literacy program that also helps
Accelerate Institute: a three-year, student achievement partnership that leverages school leaders as a lever for positive change 
Pilsen Wellness Center: a holistic human services program for children and families which seek to preserve and support family health, stimulate economic development, and facilitate community empowerment through wellness.
SMILE Illinois Dental Program: An in-school dental hygiene service offered to all students
YMCA: a community organization that provides enrichment and fitness programs after school.