Chicago Public Schools' ANNUAL REGIONAL ANALYSIS

NORTHWEST SIDE SNAPSHOT

37,077 STUDENTS IN REGION | 47 SCHOOLS | 47% HISPANIC | 9% AFRICAN AMERICAN | 24% WHITE | 16% ASIAN


QUALITY

 
 

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 92% of CPS elementary students who live in the region attend a Level 1+/1 school, and 85% of CPS high school students attend a Level 1+/1 high school.

  • There are 47 schools, 42 of which are Level 1+/1.

  • There are 2,878 unfilled seats in Level 1+/1 elementary schools in the region and 571 unfilled Level 1+/1 high school seats.

  • 80% of Level 1+/1 elementary seats are at attendance area schools with no admissions criteria and another 11% are at citywide schools with no criteria. 67% of Level 1+/1 high school seats require admissions criteria and have citywide boundaries.


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 dropped by 2.1% (about 800 students) in the past four years, which is less than the 6.0% citywide decline.

  • Enrollment in schools in the region has dropped by about 900 students, a decline of 2.3%.

  • There are 2,752 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

  • 16% of CPS elementary students and 29% of CPS high school students choose to attend school outside of their region. 66% of CPS elementary students and 30% of CPS high school students attend their zoned school.

  • Of CPS elementary students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 32% travel under 1 mile. Of CPS high school students who choose not to attend their zoned school, 42% travel over 3 miles and 16% 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, although there is a low number of IB seats (compared to elementary student population).

  • There are selective enrollment, IB, and CTE seats in the region.


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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