Do neighborhood schools make the grade?
West Town schools: Hover over the dots and click for more information. How would you score neighborhood schools: They strive to reach their full potential? Or, they need improvement? Wells Community Academy, the default high school for East Village teens, could draw either comment. Illinois School Report Card Rita Raichoudhuri, its principal, will talk Monday with East Village Association members about progress and challenges at Wells and the city's other open-enrollment schools. She'll be joined by Ernesto Matias, her predecessor as principal, who is working on a bid to launch a citywide language academy . The 7pm meeting is at the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. The Illinois School Report Card , issued Friday, gives the school at 936 N. Ashland Ave. high marks for professional development and teacher collaboration. Wells' learning environment is graded on the 5Essentials scale, which the University of Chicago developed to predict student success. Wells co