Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

FAR NORTHWEST SIDE SNAPSHOT

49,914 STUDENTS IN REGION | 50 SCHOOLS | 68% HISPANIC | 2% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 24% WHITE | 4% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 88% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 78% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 81% of Hispanic students in the region are in Level 1+/1 seats, compared to 96% of White students. 

  • There are mostly Level 1+/1 schools in the region, plus three Level 2+ schools and five Level 2 schools.

  • There are 1,874 unfilled elementary seats and 436 unfilled high school seats, despite some over enrollment.

  • Of all Level 1+/1 elementary seats, 84% are at attendance area schools with no admissions criteria. All Level 1+/1 high school seats have at least some programs with admissions criteria, citywide boundaries, or both.


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 CPS population in the region has decreased by about 600 students (1.2%), since the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has dropped by over 1,100 students (2.4%), less than the citywide decline (6.0%).

  • There are currently 2,883 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

  • 14% of CPS elementary students and 38% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 70% of CPS elementary students and 34% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 27% travel under one mile. Of high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 55% travel over three miles and 25% 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

  • All elementary school programs are represented in the region.

  • For high schools, there are no selective enrollment schools. There are no Fine & Performing Arts programs offered, although there is a World Language program.


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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