It is Our Mission to Produce Lifelong Learners

THE STAGG EXPERIENCE

We create lifelong learners that are prepared for success in high school, college and beyond. At Stagg School of Excellence every student, staff member, parent and community member share the responsibility for a safe and nurturing learning environment. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Stagg provides a 21st century education while laying a foundation for literacy grounded in personal instruction for each student. Stagg also offers numerous after school activities, from athletics to Honors Choir, and additional social and emotional supports that help our students develop into healthy, well-rounded youth.

Our Mission: We are preparing our students today for success tomorrow by taking intentional STEPs towards excellence. 

Our STEPs: Creating a Safe and welcoming environment; Teacher and staff development and learning opportunities; Engaging and rigorous instruction; and Parent and community engagement.

Our Vision: Graduates of Stagg School of Excellence are college ready, critical thinkers and leaders committed to lifelong learning, and positive contributors to society. 

Pre K-8

Stagg School of Excellence

7424 S. Morgan St.
Chicago , IL 60621
773-535-3565

Enrollment: 595
A CPS Neighborhood School

Principal's Message

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From The Principal: Miyoshi Bates-Knox

WELCOME TO Year 5!

I am so excited about this school year.  This is year five of our turnaround efforts!  We have grown so much since day one fall of 2012.  Our attendance remains strong and our growth towards college readiness is steady.  Our students and staff are positioned to experience a successful year of achievement!  This is the year of refining our procedures, structures, strategies,  and instructional practices.  Due to this refinement year, we believe that our efforts will produce double growth. Join me in declaring…..Here’s to a great year!!Let’s do this! 

Principal Knox

Performance

Our Growth In
Achievement

Steady, positive improvements in academic achievement, student engagement, and parent satisfaction are hallmarks of all AUSL-managed CPS schools. You will find reports for Stagg School of Excellence to the right.

Our History

Building on Our History to
Create a Culture of Excellence

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Stagg School of Excellence is named in honor of Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862-1965). Stagg was the University of Chicago football coach for 41 years. His teams compiled a record of 268 victories and 141 losses. After retiring from the University of Chicago at age 70, he coached at College of the Pacific, Stockton, California, until 1946. He served as co-coach of Susquehanna University, Selins Grove, Pennsylvania, from 1947 to 1952, and as advisory coach at College of the Pacific until 1959.

Stagg School of Excellence opened in December of 1966. The original building contained 28 classrooms, a lunchroom, and an assembly hall/gymnasium. The school was built on the site of the old Shewbridge athletic field, which was formerly owned by Leo High School. Stagg relieved overcrowding, as well as created an upper grade center for 7th and 8th graders from surrounding schools.

The athletic field, now known as the Stagg Stadium, hosts Chicago Public School district athletic events. It was completely renovated between 1998-2000, equipped with a new track, bleachers, press box, locker room facilities, concession area, and storage utility garage.

A new play lot was installed in 2001, and the building was later renovated in 2012. Today’s three-story building contains 36 classrooms, a lunchroom, gymnasium, and assembly hall, and serves 540 students.

AUSL

AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) turned over management of Stagg School of Excellence to AUSL in 2012 as a turnaround school. Turning around a school is one approach that CPS uses to improve neighborhood schools that have been failing for many years. The transformation begins with the new leadership and teachers in the building to deliver effective instruction and the right climate and culture to the same neighborhood students.

AUSL is committed to to providing all AUSL students with a quality education to prepare them for college and career.

Staff List

Questions for Our Staff?

If you have any questions, you can contact Stagg School of Excellence at:

Phone: 773-535-3565

Administration

Miyoshi Bates-Knox
Principal
773-535-3565
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Toyia Pullum
Assistant Principal
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Teachers

Kristina Lunger
Case Manager
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Tiffany David
Pre-K Teacher
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Marnetta Bufford
Pre-K Teacher for Diverse Learners
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Keisha-Marie Allison
Kindergarten Teacher
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Shenna Simmons
1st Grade Teacher
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Joanne Yi
1st Grade Teacher
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Hannah Lee
2nd Grade Teacher
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Glorya Suk
2nd Grade Teacher
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Melanie Chan
3rd Grade Teacher
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Mariah Newsome
3rd Grade Teacher
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Jennifer Bares
4th Grade Teacher
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Lanaye Lawson
4th Grade Teacher
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Nicole Carter
5th Grade Teacher
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Charese Munoz
5th Grade Teacher
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Nicole Whiteley
6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
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Mary Caffero
6th Grade Math Teacher
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Ashley Jarrell
7th/8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
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Shanna McDonald
7th/8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
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Ronald Sansone
Middle School Diverse Learner's Teacher
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Pamela Haynie
Middle School Diverse Learner's Teacher
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Timothy Reed
Computer Lab Teacher
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Support Staff

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Jermaine Williams
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Erica Sidney
Counselor
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Bridgett Johnson
Art Teacher
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Takaia Butler
School Clerk - Main Office
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Derry Baggett
Engineer
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Rodney Washington
Behavior Management Team
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Torrence Barnes
Behavior Management Team
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Felicia Gardner
Behavior Management Team
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Deborah Wilson
Refocus
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Lashawn Coleman
Lunchroom Manager
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Joyce Wells
Cook
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Felicia Johnson
Diverse Learner's Support Staff - PreK
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Tiffany Lewis
Diverse Learner's Support Staff - Primary
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Jeffery Wrightsell
Diverse Learner's Support Staff - Middle School
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Charles Weaver
School Assistant - Look and Feel
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Bernice Cobbins
School Assistant - Parent Liaison
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Ms. Ruby
Manager for Boys and Girls Club

Maggie Dubray
City Year Manager
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