Yes, We Can! • Si, Podemos! • 是的,你可以!
Yes, We Can! • Si, Podemos! • 是的,你可以!

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Uniform Sale
Starting on 8/27
from 8:30 to 10:00

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Open Registration - PreK to 5th Grade
August 6th - 9th - 8:30 to 12:00.
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is now open! Please apply through Chicago Early Learning website (

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Welcome to McCormick!

I am pleased to announce the annual performance rating (SQRP) for McCormick School.


This rating is a result of the CPS established criteria and our accountability status. The annual performance rating gives families and educators a clear look at the quality of their school. Please note, our level last year was 2+ and we have moved up to a level 1.

If you are interested in more information it can be found on the CPS website.

Congratulations to all McCormick Staff members, students and parents. Together we will continue to grow and achieve academic success.

In Education,
Principal Makowski


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.