Icahn Charter Schools

Superintendent, Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent, Daniel Garcia
Principal, Lawford M. Cunningham

Upcoming Events

Thu, Sep 25 - Fri, Sep 26
Rosh Hashanah
School Closed
Monday, September 29
Afterschool commences

Monday, October 13
Columbus Day
School Closed
Saturday, October 18
Saturday Academy begins
9 am - 12 pm
Saturday, October 25
Saturday Academy
9 am - 12 pm


All students and staff report on September 8th, 2014. 12:00 pm dismissal for Kindergarten students only.

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ICS 5 Latest News

Dear Parents:

It’s hard to believe, but it is that time of year again, the beginning of a new school year.  Welcome back! Or better yet, Welcome!  And while you are not part of our staff of teachers, you are just as important to your children’s education as we are.

Your children receive the best education when you and our dedicated teachers work as a team.  It’s a parents/guardians enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspires children to do their best; and a teacher’s ability to teach what they need to learn.  Together we can achieve wonderful things.

As we are concluding our first month of school, there’s a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, and new skills to master.  As a staff, we look forward to you sharing in those exciting times.  Having said that, I encourage you to fully embrace the moment and urge you to take the time from your busy schedule to join us in our  Back to School evening celebration, on Thursday, September 18th at 5:01 pm.

Thank you for your commitment to your child’s education and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.


Lawford M. Cunningham


Dear Parents:

I have great news to report!  Icahn 5 did it again!  Our students achieved the highest percentages of 3’s and 4’s when compared to the neighboring schools.   Icahn 5 3rd and 4th grade students outscored their District 11 peers by an average of 44.3%.  Icahn 5 3rd grade students posted a difference of 47%, while 4th grade students bested their District 11 peers by 41.6%.  I am sure you would agree in saying that these are outstanding results.

These results would not be possible without your partnering with us.  Please continue to closely monitor your child’s education by ensuring that homework is done daily, exams are checked and signed, and that your child attends school on a daily basis.

Icahn 5 Test Results:

Grade 3:

ELA: 69.6%

Grade 4:

ELA: 65.7%

Grade 3:

Math: 72.7%

Grade 4:

Math: 74.2%

Again, thank for believing in us and enrolling your child in Icahn Charter School 5.  We look forward to a successful 2014-2015 school year.


Lawford M. Cunningham

Parents in the Know

Dear Parents:

On behalf of the staff at Icahn Charter School 5, I am happy to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year!  We are looking forward to a very productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.  We are aware that a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education.  We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that he/she:

1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day's learning experience.
2. Completes ALL homework assignments given by teachers
3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.
4. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject.

The staff at Icahn Charter School 5 and I thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.  See you all on September 8th, 2014.

Icahn Charter School 5.

Please click on the link for at home tips.
Parents in the Know.pdf
Please click below to view our 2012-2013 Progress Report.  
We would like to thank you all for your participation in the surveys.  Without you, we could not have done this!

Board of Trustees minutes and agendas

Click the links for the most recent information regarding ICS 5's Board meeting reports: Agenda and Board Minutes.
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High: 76 Low: 64
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