Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

NORTH LAKEFRONT SNAPSHOT

11,356 STUDENTS IN REGION | 20 SCHOOLS | 37% HISPANIC | 29% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 17% WHITE | 12% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

Number of Schools (#)

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 69% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 83% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • 63% of African American students and 74% of Hispanic students attend Level 1+/1 schools, compared to 88% of White students. 

  • There are mostly Level 1+/1/2+ schools in the region, plus four Level 2+ schools and four Level 2 schools. 

  • There are 1,091 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats and 606 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats.

  • Of all Level 1+/1 elementary seats, none have admissions criteria and 75% are at attendance area schools. Of all Level 1+/1 high school seats, 13% have no admissions criteria but have citywide boundaries, 15% have citywide boundaries and admissions criteria, and 72% 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 5.9%, about 700 students, since the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has also declined (about 500 students in the past four years, a decline of 3.3%).

  • There are 4,505 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

  • 52% of CPS elementary school students and 31% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school; 22% of CPS elementary students and 48% of CPS high school students leave the region for 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, 57% travel over three miles and 23% 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 lacks a World Language elementary magnet program, as well as an Academic Center and RGC/Classical option.

  • There are no selective enrollment high schools.


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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