DeWitt Clinton School
|DeWitt Clinton Elementary School|
6110 North Fairfield Avenue
|School type||Public Elementary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
DeWitt Clinton School is a Chicago Public School on the north side of Chicago, Illinois.
"One Year Older, One Year Smarter" Program
In 2003, alumnus Jim Mills donated $1 million to the Clinton School to help start the "One Year Older, One Year Smarter" program. This progressive achievement program offers the following cash awards.
- $25 to any students who score higher on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) than they did the year before.
- $50 to the best improvement in the class
- $100 to the two students who score highest in their class.
- $1,000 to the person who scores highest in their grade and to the student in each grade who has improved most from the year before.
- $5,000 to the student who shows the most improvement from the previous year.
In addition, each year Mills presents a $10,000 savings bond to the student with the highest score in the school. Overall, Clinton has scored highest in the statewide ISAT test for three consecutive years.
Other Facts & Famous Alumni
The school mascot is the Clinton Cougar and the school colors are green and gold. Every year 7th graders take a trip to Springfield, Illinois, and the 8th graders go to Washington D.C.
One of the school's most famous graduates is the late celebrity and movie critic Gene Siskel, one-time host (along with Roger Ebert) of the TV show, "At the Movies".
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- "OMNIBUS REPORT: AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS" (PDF). Chicago Board of Education. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
- Rabin, Nathan (Jul 7, 2009). The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture. Simon and Schuster. p. 322. ISBN 9781416556206. Retrieved 16 January 2016.