Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

GREATER LINCOLN PARK SNAPSHOT

8,149 STUDENTS IN REGION | 20 SCHOOLS | 16% HISPANIC | 20% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 51% WHITE | 6% ASIAN

QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • There are 20 schools, 18 of which are Level 1+/1, 1 is Level 2+, none are Level 2, and 1 is Level 3.

  • 93% of elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, 87% of high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school, and 22% of Options high school students are in a Level 1+/1 school.

  • There are more than 979 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats and 357 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats.

  • 89% of Level 1+/1 elementary seats have no admissions criteria, 5% have some programs with admissions criteria, and 6% have schoolwide admissions criteria. Of Level 1+/1 high school seats, 29% have no admissions criteria and 71% have some programs 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 student population in the region is 8,149, which has increased by 7.4% (560 students) since the 2015-16 school year. This is contrary to the 7.9% decrease of total CPS student enrollment.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has also increased (approximately 300 students, or 2.5%).

  • There are 1,900 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

  • 23% of students in this region attend their zoned school, 13% of students attend a non-zoned school in the region, and 64% of students attend a non-zoned school out of the region. 

  • 45% elementary students in the region who do not attend their zoned school travel less than one mile and 82% travel for less than 15 minutes. 52% of high school students in the region who do not attend their zoned school travel more than three miles and 8% travel for more than 45 minutes.


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 has a very high density of Fine & Performing Arts program seats. There are some Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM), Dual Language, World Language,   elementary International Baccalaureate (IB) and Regional Gifted Center/Classical programs in the region. The region does not have Academic Center or Personalized Learning programs.

  • For high school students, there is a very high density of IB program seats. There are some Fine & Performing Arts program seats. There are some JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program seats for high school students. There are no Selective Enrollment, Personalized Learning, Early College STEM, or Career & Technical Education options for high school students 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/.

 

REGION MAP

 
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The Greater Lincoln Park region is bounded generally by West Diversey Parkway and West Irving Park Road to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, West Division Street to the south, and both the Kennedy Expressway and Metra Union Pacific / North Line to the west. It is home to 183,000 residents and is served by 13 transit stops.

 

Source: City of Chicago, Neighborhoods Now, https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/cnn.html

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