Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

GREATER LINCOLN PARK SNAPSHOT

7,854 STUDENTS IN REGION | 20 SCHOOLS | 16% HISPANIC | 19% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 52% WHITE | 7% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 96% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 95% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 100% of White students who live in the region attend Level 1+/1 schools, compared to 85% of African American students and 96% of Hispanic students.

  • There are 13 Level 1+ schools, six Level 1 schools, and one Level 2+ school.

  • There are 1,715 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary school seats and 324 unfilled Level 1+ high school seats.

  • 89% of Level 1+/1 elementary school seats have no admissions criteria. Of all Level 1+/1 high school seats, 27% have no criteria and 73% have some programs with 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 increased by 8.6%, roughly 620 students, since the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has increased by about 400 students (3.2%) in the past four years.

  • There are 2,253 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 among high school students and decreased among elementary school students.

  • 13% of CPS elementary students and 53% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 71% of CPS elementary students and 39% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 45% travel under one mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 59% travel over three miles and 13% 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

  • For elementary schools, all programs are represented. There is a high number of Fine & Performing Arts seats and a low number of IB seats (compared to the student population).

  • The region lacks an Academic Center but has Montessori programs.

  • The region offers high school Fine & Performing Arts and IB programs but lacks a selective enrollment school, a STEM program, and CTE options.


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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