Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

GREATER MIDWAY SNAPSHOT

48,638 STUDENTS IN REGION | 50 SCHOOLS | 83% HISPANIC | 12% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 4% WHITE | 0% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 73% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 60% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 47% of African American students attend Level 1+/1 schools, compared to 72% of Hispanic students, and 20% attend Level 2 schools.

  • There are 51 schools, 35 of which are Level 1+/1.

  • There are 2,238 unfilled Level 1+ elementary seats and 327 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats.

  • No elementary Level 1+/1 seats have admissions criteria. 20% of high school Level 1+/1 seats have admissions criteria and 46% 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 student population in the region has decreased by 2.1% (about 1,100 students) since the 2014-2015 school year, compared to the citywide decline of 6.0%.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has fallen by about 550 students (1.2%).

  • There are 3,599 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

  • 10% of CPS elementary students and 30% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 75% of CPS elementary students and 38% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 33% travel under 1 mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 49% travel over 3 miles and 31% 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

  • All elementary school programs are represented in the region, although there is a low number of STEM and IB seats (compared to the elementary student population). There is no Academic Center.

  • For high schools, there is a low number of selective enrollment and IB seats, but there are many 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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