Yes, We Can! • Si, Podemos! • 是的,你可以!

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Welcome to McCormick!

Thank you to all the students, parents, volunteers and staff that came out to celebrate El Grito! ¡Viva Mexico!"

September 2017


It is with great excitement that I introduce myself, Denise Makowski, as the new principal of McCormick School. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 20 years as a teacher, teacher leader and administrator. I welcome the opportunity to serve the McCormick learning and teaching community and look forward to working with a dynamic staff, dedicated parents and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with our students and continuing the outstanding work at McCormick Elementary School.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss.


Denise Makowski, Principal


Cyrus H McCormick Elementary School
2712 S Sawyer Ave,
Chicago, IL 60623
Mrs. Denise Makowski, Principal
Tel: 773-535-7252
Fax: 773-535-7347


The mission of McCormick Elementary is to ensure all students receive a high quality education through a supportive learning environment and a rigorous curriculum. We strive to empower our parents, teachers, and community to be actively involved as our students become responsible lifelong learners and productive members of society.


The McCormick School Community will foster the development of responsible, dedicated and goal-oriented students so that each will become self-motivated and college and career ready.  In order to do this, social and emotional learning will be integrated within the core instruction as taught and modeled by the school community.