Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

FAR SOUTHWEST SIDE SNAPSHOT

5,173 STUDENTS IN REGION | 11 SCHOOLS | 8% HISPANIC | 48% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 41% WHITE | 1% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 59% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school and 68% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 13% of African American students attend a Level 2 school, compared to 0% of White students.  

  • There are 11 schools, six of which are Level 1+/1, four of which are Level 2+, and one of which is Level 2.

  • There are 206 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats and 122 unfilled Level 1+ high school seats.

  • 91% of Level 1+/1 elementary seats have no admissions criteria. All Level 1+ high schools seats have citywide boundaries and 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 CPS population in the region has dropped by 7.6% (about 400 students) since the 2014-2015 school year, which is greater than the citywide decline of 6.0%.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has dropped slightly less (4.9%, about 300 students).

  • There are currently 612 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

  • 13% of CPS elementary students and 44% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 79% of CPS elementary students and 22% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 15% travel under 1 mile and 51% travel over three miles. Of high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 61% travel over 3 miles and 37% travel over 6 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

  • There are no STEM or World Language elementary magnet programs.

  • There are no selective enrollment high schools in the region. There are no Fine & Performing Arts or STEM programs offered in high school, although there is a high school 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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