Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

GREATER STOCKYARDS SNAPSHOT

21,741 STUDENTS IN REGION | 33 SCHOOLS | 76% HISPANIC | 4% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 5% WHITE | 14% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 78% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 54% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 70% of Hispanic students attend Level 1+/1 schools, compared to 89% of Asian students.  

  • There are 33 schools, 24 of which are Level 1+/1.

  • There are 2,342 unfilled Level 1+ elementary seats and 474 unfilled Level 1+ high school seats.

  • No elementary Level 1+/1 seats have admissions criteria. Of all Level 1+/1 high school seats, 100% have citywide boundaries and 50% 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 decreased by 7.4% (about 1,700 students) since the 2014-2015 school year, greater than the citywide decline of 6.0%.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has fallen by almost 900 students (4.0%).

  • There are 5,857 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

  • 14% of CPS elementary students and 59% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 61% of CPS elementary students and 23% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 47% travel under 1 mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 64% travel over 3 miles and 26% 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

  • Most elementary school programs are represented, although there are low numbers of STEM and IB seats (compared to the elementary student population).

  • There is no Academic Center or RGC/Classical option.

  • There are no selective enrollment high schools.

  • The region also lacks a Fine & Performing Arts high school option.


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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