Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

BRONZEVILLE SOUTH LAKEFRONT SNAPSHOT

16,753 STUDENTS IN REGION | 43 SCHOOLS | 2% HISPANIC | 92% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 3% WHITE | 1% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 48% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 52% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 48% of African American students in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, compared to 66% of Asian students and 63% of White students.

  • Fewer than half (18) of schools in the region are Level 1+/1; 13 schools are Level 2 and 12 are Level 2+.

  • There are over 3,500 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats in the region, and over 2,000 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats.

    •       Of all Level 1+/1 elementary seats, 75% are at attendance area schools with no admissions criteria. Of all Level 1+/1 high school seats, 52% are at attendance area schools that have some programs with admissions criteria, and 35% are at citywide schools with admissions criteria.    


Note: CPS measures school quality with its School Quality Rating Policy. Click here for more information.

 

QUANTITY

 
 

Student population
(# of Students)

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Key Findings

  • The public school population in the region has decreased by 6.7%, about 1,200 students, since the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region is declining at a faster pace (12.7%, almost 3,000 students, in the past four years).

  • There are currently 16,468 more seats than students enrolled in the region.


Note: Enrollment data are from the annual 20th day count.

 

CHOICE

 
 

% AND # OF STUDENTS

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KEY FINDINGS

  • School choice has increased slightly in the last couple years. 27% of CPS elementary students and 42% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of the region. 38% of CPS elementary students and 21% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 28% travel under one mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 57% travel over three miles and 30% travel over six miles.


NOTE: Zoned schools have attendance boundaries. Every street address in the city of Chicago is assigned one attendance area (or neighborhood) elementary school and one neighborhood high school. In most cases, students can attend their designated neighborhood school without having to submit an application. For more information about schools, visit http://go.cps.edu/.

For support in finding great schools in your area, visit the Kids First Chicago School Search Tool and Chicago School Guide.

 

PROGRAM VARIETY

 
 

KEY FINDINGS

  • The region lacks a Fine and Performing Arts program in magnet elementary schools.

  • All high school program varieties are represented in the region.


NOTE: Only centralized programs are included in this report. IB is International Baccalaureate and STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. For more information about programs, visit http://go.cps.edu/.

 
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