Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

GREATER MILWAUKEE AVENUE SNAPSHOT

21,264 STUDENTS IN REGION | 43 SCHOOLS | 75% HISPANIC | 9% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 12% WHITE | 1% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 74% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 72% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 50% of African American students and 73% of Hispanic students are in Level 1+/1 seats, versus 93% of White students and 88% of Asian students. 

  • There are mostly Level 1+/1/2+ schools in the region, plus five Level 2 schools; also, some schools outside the region have attendance boundaries that extend into the region.

  • There are 5,261 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats and 1,610 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats. 

  • 91% of Level 1+/1 elementary seats have no admission criteria. 100% of Level 1+/1 high school seats have citywide boundaries and 37% have 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 decreased by 13.2%, about 3,200 students, since the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region is also declining (1,270 students in the past four years), but at a slower pace than the population decline. 

  • There are 13,468 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

  • 19% of CPS elementary students and 58% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 51% of CPS elementary students and 16% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 33% travel under one mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 47% travel over three miles and 8% 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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