The Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is a fact-based report produced by CPS every year to aid in district planning, and supports CPS’ mission of providing a high-quality school in every neighborhood.View ARA Video
The purpose of the ARA is to support CPS’s goal of providing every student with a high-quality education in every neighborhood by giving stakeholders consistent information regarding school quality, enrollment patterns, school choice, and program offering by region. The goal is to ensure that every student in Chicago has access to quality public schools and a variety of schools and programs.
By doing this, the ARA informs community dialogue and district planning to address a central guiding question, “What do families and communities need in terms of school options?”Learn More
The district summary report is a great place to start exploring ARA data. This summary is designed to provide a quick and easy way for users to understand key findings about the current state of K-12 public education across the city of Chicago.View Summary
The core of the ARA is its detailed series of reports. This includes a District Overview with detailed data on the entire district as well as 16 regional reports that explore the details of schools in Chicago’s various neighborhoods.
The ARA was first introduced during the 2017-18 school year and has been produced annually ever since. If you are looking for historical versions of the reports, please explore the archive section where they are available by year.View Archives