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Ms. Richmond

Ms. Richmond named Presidential Award State Finalist!!

When Ms. Misty Richmond, a middle school science teacher at James Ward Elementary School, found out that she was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST), she says that the biggest honor came from reading all the texts and emails from her current and former colleagues.
Covid 19 Shots!

Covid 19 Shots!!

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced the approval of the Pfizer vaccine in individuals 12 and older. Starting TODAY, May 13, all Chicagoans who are 12 and older can get vaccinated to protect themselves against COVID-19! VACCINES ARE FREE! No Insurance or Government ID required
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Parent Portal Signups

James Ward is trying to get our parent portal up from 51% to 80%. Please help us by making sure you have your own parent portal account for your student.


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Upcoming Events

LSC Meeting

Time: 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: James Ward School

All About Mr. Ward

James Ward, Esquire, was born in Antrim, Ireland on August 1, 1814. In 1834, he traveled to America and lived at Auburn, New York as a farmer. He married Mary E. Hickson in 1840 and remained with her until her departure from this world in 1855.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Chicago Board of Education from May 1857 to 1863. During this period there was much progress and growth in the school system. At that time, he was the chairman of the committee on School Buildings and Grounds. As the chairman, he was responsible for the planning and supervision of the construction of the free schools in Chicago.
  • award #17 2018 Best Public School in Chicago
  • algebra 96% Algebra 1 Exit Exam Pass Rate
  • attendance 98.3% Attendance Rate
  • 1plus Level 1 plus