Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

NEAR WESTSIDE SNAPSHOT

4,066 STUDENTS IN REGION | 18 SCHOOLS | 11% HISPANIC | 68% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 11% WHITE | 6% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 50% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 61% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 96% of Asian students and 93% of White students attend a Level 1+/1 school, while 38% of African American students and 67% of Hispanic students do. 

  • Half (9) of schools in the region are Level 1+/1; three schools are Level 2+ and six are Level 2.

  • There are 423 unfilled Level 1+ elementary seats in the region and over 2,400 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats.

  • Of all Level 1+/1 elementary seats, 69% have no admissions criteria and 31% have some programs with criteria. Of all Level 1+/1 high school seats, all have citywide boundaries and 67% 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 increased by 1.8% (about 70 students) since the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has dropped slightly (about 180 students, a decline of 1.6%)

  • There are 6,403 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 decreased slightly in the last couple years for elementary school students and increased for high school students.

  • 32% of CPS elementary students and 56% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 37% of CPS elementary students and 7% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 35% travel under one mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 39% travel over three miles and 16% 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

  • The region offers all elementary school programs.

  • For high schools, the region lacks an IB program and a Fine & Performing Arts program.


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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