Dr. William Norwood, Principal
Dorothea Lattyak, Asst. Principal
Rachel Robinson, Counselor
Margie Harris, Secretary
Sharon Curry, School Clerk

412 S. Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624 – P: 773.534.6850 F: 773.534.6839

Genevieve Melody/Cole Elementary School
is a part of Illinois School District #299.

The school is a fixture in the community, with classes ranging from
pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. Melody is a medium size elementary school.

Melody/Cole is located on Chicago’s West Side, in the Garfield Park area.
Our neighbors include:

  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke
  • Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Legler Library
  • McDonalds
  • Public Aid Office
  • WIC
  • Area 4 Harrison District Police Department
  • Habitat Systems

The student enrollment is 734. 99.7% of the students are African-American, while 98.6% of the students are from low-income families and are eligible to receive free or reduced priced lunch. The school’s community is mostly low income families with single family households. The attendance rate is 93.5%, higher than the sub-region and the district.


Posted May 26, 2011 by Amar Rama Brisco

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