Region 3
North Lakefront
Understand key findings about the current state of K-12 public education in regions of the City of Chicago.

2019-20 Report

The Regional Detail report provides the data set and break down of ARA information for this part of the city.

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Introduction

The Annual Regional Analysis is a set of facts to inform community dialogue and district planning.

The report includes information on all CPS schools, including traditional neighborhood, selective enrollment, magnet, charter, special education specialty, and Options (alternative) schools.

This document is a common fact base from which to understand the school landscape in communities. The intent of the ARA is not to provide recommendations but rather a set of findings based on the data that serves as input to inform community dialogue and district planning.

STRUCTURE & ORGANIZATION

The ARA is organized in 16 geographic regions, aligned with Chicago Neighborhoods Now planning zones. The regions were created by the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development based on research on housing and jobs. They are defined with natural boundaries, such as rivers and railroads, in mind. These elements, as well as transportation options, are likely considerations for families in choosing schools. With the goal of utilizing a consistent structure year to year, these regions are more stable than city wards and school networks.

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  • District Reference Map


Overview

Explore this section to learn important background information about the region.

  • Region Map

The North Lakefront region is bounded generally by the city’s northern border with Evanston, Lake Michigan to the east, West Irving Park Road to the south, and the Metra Union Pacific North Line / North Ravenswood Avenue to the west, and is bisected by the CTA Red Line. It contains parts of five wards, nine neighborhoods, and four community areas. The region is served by 17 train stops.1

Source: City of Chicago, Neighborhoods Now, http://cn2015.net

School Type

Elementary Schools
Attendance
Citywide
High Schools
Attendance
Citywide
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

* Denotes Options/alternative or special education specialty school

  • Racial/Ethnic Composition

The North Lakefront region is racially and ethnically diverse

The racial/ethnic composition of the North Lakefront student population is majority Latinx, although in the past four years the number of Latinx students has dropped from 38% to 35% as the percentage of White students has risen from 17% to 19%. The percentage of African American students has remained at 29%.

The majority of the students in the northern part of the North Lakefront region are Latinx, with the southeast section being primarily African American.

Racial/Ethnic Composition

Race/Ethnicity
 
African American
 
Asian
 
Latinx*
 
White
 
Other

* As a district, CPS has begun using the more inclusive term Latinx to respectfully recognize the diverse heritage and gender identities of our students and families.

NOTE: The dots on this map are pie charts showing the mix of students residing in an area. It does not show information about individual students.

  • Free and Reduced Lunch Rates

The percentage of students qualified for Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) has dropped from 72% to 68% in the past four years, which is lower than the total district percentage of 76%.

The North Lakefront region is made up of low-income neighborhoods in the north and east Rogers Park. The southern part of the region is the gentrifying Uptown neighborhood.


Free and Reduced Lunch Rates

 
Free and Reduced Lunch
 
Without Free and Reduced Lunch
Median 2019 Household Income
 
0 to 39,000
 
39,000 to 50,300
 
50,300 to 64,500
 
64,500 to 86,200
 
86,200 to 501,000

Quality

Explore this section to learn more about how many Level 1+/1 schools and seats are in the region.


How Many Level 1+/1 Seats Are There?

  • Elementary Schools Map

  • High Schools Map

There are 14 elementary schools in the North Lakefront region: 3 Level 1+ schools, 6 Level 1 schools, 4 Level 2+ schools, and 1 Level 3 school.

There are 12 zoned elementary schools in this region. 70% of elementary students residing in this region live in the attendance boundaries of Level 1+/1 schools.

Elementary

2019-20

History

2019-20
2018-19
2017-18
2016-17

School Type

Elementary Schools
Attendance Area**
(School location OUTSIDE region)
Attendance Area***
(School location INSIDE region)
Citywide
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

* Denotes Options/alternative and special education specialty school
** Attendance areas serving middle schools grades are designated by a hollow outline and labeled with the applicable grades, e.g., NORTHWEST (6-8).
*** Attendance areas with a diagonal line fill represent those where the main school location is outside of the region.

High Schools Map

There are 6 high schools in the North Lakefront region; 3 of them are Level 1, 2 of them are Level 2+, and 1 of them is Level 2. In addition, there is 1 Level 1 Options high school in the region.

There are 3 zoned high schools in this region. 65% of high school students residing in this region live in the attendance boundaries of Level 1+/1 schools. (There are no high school students living in the attendance boundaries of Level 1+ schools.)

High School

2019-20

History

2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19

School Type

High Schools
Attendance Area**
(School location OUTSIDE region)
Attendance Area***
(School location INSIDE region)
Citywide
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

* Denotes Options/alternative and special education specialty school
** Attendance areas serving middle schools grades are designated by a hollow outline and labeled with the applicable grades, e.g., NORTHWEST (6-8).
*** Attendance areas with a diagonal line fill represent those where the main school location is outside of the region.

  • Number of Schools Over Time

  • Elementary Seats Over Time

  • High School Seats Over Time

  • Options High School Seats Over Time

There are currently 21 schools in the region, including 14 elementary schools, 6 high schools, and 1 Options high school. The number of Level 1+/1 schools has decreased from 16 to 13 in the past four years. The number of Level 2 schools has fluctuated between 4 and 1 but the number of Level 3 schools has increased from 0 to 1 in the past four years.

Schools

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Elementary Seats Over Time

The decline in number of seats overall from 2017-18 to 2018-19 was driven primarily by the change in how building capacity is determined (see note below). The percentage of Level 1+/1 elementary seats has decreased from 79% to 67% since the 2016-17 school year.

Elementary

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

High School Seats Over Time

The percentage of Level 1+/1 high school seats has decreased from 69% to 52% since the 2016-17 school year.

High School

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Options Seats Over Time

The percentage of Level 1+/1 Options high school seats has remained at 100% since the 2016-17 school year.

Options High School

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

NOTE: In 2018-19, an update to the CPS space utilization standards resulted in a reduction in the number of classrooms used in the calculation of ideal capacity of a school building. Special education cluster program classrooms, Pre-K classrooms, and small-sized classrooms are no longer included in the number of seats. Due to rounding, some charts may not add up to 100%.

The SQRP metrics for Options high schools are different from traditional high schools. For more information on how SQRP measures school quality for Options schools, visit www.cps.edu/sqrp.


How Many Students Are Enrolled in Level 1+/1 Schools?

  • Elementary Enrollment Over Time

  • High School Enrollment Over Time

  • Options High School Enrollment Over Time

Enrollment By School

Students who reside in region, including those who attend school out of region

The percentage of elementary students attending Level 1+/1 schools has decreased from 81% to 77% since the 2016-17 school year. The percentage attending Level 2+ schools has risen from 12% to 17% in the past four years. The percentage of students attending Level 2 and Level 3 schools has fluctuated over the past four years but is 6%, the same as the 2016-17 school year.

Elementary

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

High School Enrollment Over Time

The percentage of high school students attending Level 1+/1 schools has decreased from 80% to 78% in the past four years. The percentage attending Level 2+ schools has fluctuated, ultimately increasing from 16% to 17% since the 2016-2017 school year. The percentage of students attending Level 2 and Level 3 schools has fluctuated over the past four years but is 4%, the same as the 2016-17 school year.

High School

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Options High School Enrollment Over Time

In the past for years, there has been a decrease in enrollment in Options high schools. The percentage of students attending a Level 1+/1 school in the region has decreased from 63% to 51%. The percentage of students attending Level 2+ schools has increased from 22% to 31%, while the percentage attending Level 2 and Level 3 schools has fluctuated, ultimately increasing from 9% to 15%.

Options High School

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR
  • Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

  • Enrollment by Household Income

Students who reside in region, including those who attend school out of region

The North Lakefront region’s student population is primarily Latinx and African American, with a significant White population. 67% of African American students attend Level 1+/1 schools compared to 77% of Latinx students and 90% of White students. 10% of African American students attend Level 2 and 3 schools compared to 4% of Latinx students and 0% of White students.

# and % of students
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

* As a district, CPS has begun using the more inclusive term Latinx to respectfully recognize the diverse heritage and gender identities of our students and families.

Enrollment by Household Income

There is a difference in quality of school attended by students of different household income levels based on the median for the census tract where they reside. The majority of students in this region live in areas with household incomes between $20,000 and $39,000 or $39,000 and $50,300. In the lower income tract, 70% of students attend Level 1+/1 schools, compared to 92% in the region’s highest income areas. In the lowest household income areas, 12% of students attend Level 2 and Level 3 schools, compared to the 1% in the region’s highest household income areas.

# and % of students
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Do Students Have Access to Level 1+/1 Schools?

  • Elementary Seats, Enrollment and Access

  • High School Seats, Enrollment and Access

  • Options High School Seats, Enrollment and Access

There are 6,145 students enrolled in Level 1+/1 schools in the region. There are 1,369 students enrolled in Level 2+ schools and 220 students enrolled in Level 3 schools. There are 1,340 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats in the region.

100% of Level 1+/1 elementary seats in the region, including the 1,340 unfilled Level 1+/1 elementary seats, are in schools with no admissions criteria.

Seats
Students
Unfilled Seats

Elementary Seats, Enrollment and Access

2,977
3,168
1,369
0
220
0
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Admission Type of Level 1+/1 Seats

 
No Admissions Criteria
 
Some Programs with Admissions Criteria
 
Schoolwide Admissions Criteria

NOTE: Enrollment in these charts includes all students who attend schools in the region regardless of where they reside. Admissions criteria refer to test scores, grades, attendance, or other requirements for admissions. Due to rounding, some charts may not add up to 100%.

*The bar graph includes overcrowded schools. The unfilled seat numbers remove those schools from the calculation.

High School Seats, Enrollment and Access

There are 0 students enrolled in Level 1+ schools and 2,552 students enrolled in Level 1 schools in the region. There are 1,866 students enrolled in Level 2+ schools and 83 students enrolled in Level 2 schools. There are 999 unfilled Level 1 high school seats in the region.

Of all Level 1+/1 high school seats in the region, 17% are in schools with no admissions criteria, 64% are in schools that have some programs with admissions criteria, and 20% are in schools that have schoolwide admissions criteria. All of the 999 unfilled Level 1 seats in the region are in schools with some programs with admissions criteria or schoolwide admissions criteria.

Seats
Students
Unfilled Seats

High School Seats, Enrollment and Access

0
2,552
1,866
83
0
0
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Admission Type of Level 1+/1 Seats

 
No Admissions Criteria
 
Some Programs with Admissions Criteria
 
Schoolwide Admissions Criteria

NOTE: Enrollment in these charts includes all students who attend schools in the region regardless of where they reside. Admissions criteria refer to test scores, grades, attendance, or other requirements for admissions. Due to rounding, some charts may not add up to 100%.

*The bar graph includes overcrowded schools. The unfilled seat numbers remove those schools from the calculation.

Options High School Seats, Enrollment and Access

This year, there is minimal available capacity in Level 1+/1 Options high schools. Options schools do not have admissions criteria, although many only serve students 16 years old and older.

Seats
Students

Options High School Seats, Enrollment and Access

0
209
0
0
0
0
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Quantity

Explore this section for information on the number of seats and enrollment patterns in the region.


How Many Seats Are There for the Student Population?

  • Student Population

  • Student Enrollment

Students who reside in region, including those who attend school out of region

The number of students who live in the North Lakefront region has dropped by 982 students (8.3%) since 2016-17, which is greater than the 6.9% citywide decline. The K-8th grade population has decreased by 8.2% (greater than the 7.4% decrease in total CPS K-8th grade student enrollment) and the 9th-12th grade population has decreased by 5.4% (greater than the 4.0% decrease in total CPS 9th-12th grade student enrollment).

CPS Population

 
9 - 12
 
K - 8
 
PE & PK

Student Enrollment

Students who attend school in region, including those who reside out of region

The number of students enrolled in the region has dropped by 917 students (6.4%), a slighter decline than the student population decline in the region. For the past four years, there have been consistently more students enrolled in the region than living in the region. K-8 enrollment has dropped by 5.8% and 9-12 enrollment has decreased by 3.8%.

CPS Enrollment

 
9 - 12
 
K - 8
 
PE & PK
  • Seats and Enrollment

There are 5,402 more seats than students enrolled in the region, including 3,136 elementary school seats and 2,266 high school seats.

Seats and Enrollment

Seats
Students
 
Elementary
 
High School
7,734
4,710

NOTE: For these charts, the elementary grades students enrolled in combination K-12 schools are grouped into the high school category.


How Many Pre-Kindergarten Seats Are There for the Student Population?

  • Total Pre-K Seats and Enrollment

  • Full-Day Pre-K Seats and Enrollment

  • 4-Year-Old Enrollment Over Time

  • Pre-K Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

In the North Lakefront region, there are 822 Pre-K seats, 71% of which are in full-day programs and 29% in half-day programs.

Total Pre-K Seats

 
Full Day
 
Half Day

In the North Lakefront region, there were 713 students enrolled in Pre-K as of the 20th day of school (October 1st), 72% of which were in a full-day program. 83% of Pre-K students were 4-year-olds while 17% were 3-year-olds. Pre-K enrollment continues to occur over the course of the school year.

Total Pre-K Enrollment

 
Full Day Age 4
 
Half Day Age 4
 
Full Day Age 3
 
Half Day Age 3

There were 109 unfilled Pre-K seats in the North Lakefront region as of the 20th day of school (October 1st), 72 of which were full-day seats. The full-day programs were 88% filled while the half-day programs were 85% filled.

Total Pre-K Seats and Enrollment

 
Pre-K Seats
 
Unfilled Seats

Full-Day Pre-K Seats and Enrollment

In the North Lakefront region, there has been an increase of 367 full-day seats over the past four years, a 172% increase. The majority of this increase occurred between 2017-18 and 2018-19, with the number only rising by 20 in the past year

Full-Day Seats Over Time

4-Year-Old Enrollment Over Time

Over the past four years, there has been a 262% increase in enrollment (354 students) of 4-year-olds in full-day Pre-K programs.

4-Year-Old Enrollment in Full-Day Programs Over Time

Pre-K Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Enrollment in Pre-K in the region mostly mirrors enrollment by race and ethnicity in Kindergarten. 31% of Pre-K students are Latinx, compared with 28% of Kindergarten students, and 25% of Pre-K students are African American compared with 26% of Kindergarten students.

Pre-K Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity
 
African American
 
Asian
 
Latinx
 
White
 
Other

Choice

Explore this section for information on school choice patterns and student commute distance and time.


Are Elementary Students Choosing Schools in Their Region?

  • School Choice Over Time

  • School Quality and Choice

  • Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

  • School Quality of Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

  • Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School In Region

  • Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School Out of Region

  • Distance and Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

School choice is currently defined as attending a school that is not a student’s zoned school. Over the past four years in this region, elementary students attending a non-zoned school (in or out of region) has changed slightly from 48% to 47%. In the same time frame, students attending their zoned school has remained at 53%.

Elementary Choice Over Time

 
Attending School Out of Region
 
Attending Non-Zoned in Region
 
Attending Zoned School

School Quality and Choice

Of the elementary students residing in the North Lakefront region, 77% attend a Level 1+/1 school. 73% of students who attend their zoned school go to a Level 1+/1 school; for students who attend a non-zoned school in the North Lakefront region, that number rises to 84%; and for students who leave the region, that number is 80%.

Elementary School Quality and Choice

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

Of the 1,482 students who attend school out of the region, most are Latinx, White or African American. African American, Asian, and Latinx students attend a school out of region at a lower rate than White students.

Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

 
In Region
 
Out of Region

School Quality of Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

White students who attend school out of the region attend Level 1+/1 schools at a higher rate than African Americans and Latinx students.

School Quality of Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR
1

Only kindergarten through 8th grade students are included in school choice calculations, as pre-kindergarteners are not zoned to a school.

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School in Region

26% of elementary students attend a school in their region that is not their zoned school. The majority of these students attend a Level 1+/1 school. Overall, most students attend another zoned school or magnet schools in the region.

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School in Region

 
Magnet
 
Military/JROTC
 
Citywide
 
Selective Enrollment
 
Charter/Contract
 
Other Zoned School

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School Out of Region

21% of elementary students attend a school outside of their region that is not their zoned school. The majority of these students attend a Level 1+/1 school. Overall, most students attend another zoned school, magnet schools, or Selective Enrollment schools outside the region.

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School Out of Region

 
Magnet
 
Military/JROTC
 
Citywide
 
Selective Enrollment
 
Charter/Contract
 
Other Zoned School

Distance and Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

47% of elementary students do not attend their zoned school. Of those students, 35% stay within one mile of their home and 26% travel more than three miles. The majority – 77% of students – travel for less than 30 minutes.

Distance Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

 
6+ miles
 
3 - 6 miles
 
1 - 3 miles
 
0 - 1 miles

Region average: 2.4 mi. District average*: 2.8 mi.

Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

 
60+ minutes
 
45 - 60 minutes
 
30 - 45 minutes
 
15 - 30 minutes
 
0 - 15 minutes

Region average: 22 min. District average*: 25 min.


*NOTE: Average distances and commute times for students residing in the region and districtwide do not include students attending their zoned school. Averages for all students is in the District section of this report.


Where are Elementary Students Choosing to Attend Outside Their Region?

  • Choice Footprint Map

This map illustrates the current “Choice Footprint” of K-8th graders residing in the North Lakefront region but attending a school outside of this region (“Residing-Not-Attending”)

Number of K-8th Grade Students Enrolled at a School Outside of the North Lakefront Region

Schools are colored according to SQRP rating

1 - 25
26 - 100
101 - 250
> 250
 
North Lakefront Region
 
Other Region
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Are High School Students Choosing Schools in Their Region?

  • Percentage of 8th Grade Students Who Applied to High School

  • Percentage of Students Who Received an Offer from one of Their Top 3 Choices

  • School Choice Over Time

  • School Quality and Choice

  • Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

  • School Quality of Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

  • Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School In Region

  • Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School Out of Region

  • Distance and Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

In the 2017-18 school year, CPS launched a new high school application process, GoCPS, which created a single application and timeline for all high schools. Only high school programs that require an application for admissions are included. Applicants were asked to rank the schools and programs on their application in order of preference. Students are guaranteed a seat in the general education program at their zoned/neighborhood high school and did not have to submit an application for that program. For more information about the GoCPS application process, visit http://go.cps.edu.

In the North Lakefront region, 666 8th grade students applied to a variety of high school programs in Rounds 1 and 2 of the GoCPS application process.

% of 8th Grade Students Who Applied to High School

 
Applied
 
Did Not Apply

Percentage of Students Who Received an Offer From One of Their Top 3 Choices

Of the 8th grade students who applied in Round 1, 77% received an offer to one of their top 3 choices of high school programs. This figure does not include selective enrollment high schools.

% of Students Who Received an Offer From One of Their Top 3 Choices

 
1st Choice
 
2nd Choice
 
3rd Choice
 
4th or lower Choice

NOTE: This analysis only includes 8th grade applicants who were enrolled on the 20th day of school in 2018-19. Due to rounding, some charts may not add up to 100%.

School Choice Over Time

School choice is currently defined as attending a school that is not a student’s zoned school. Over the past four years in this region, high school students attending a non-zoned school (in or out of region) has decreased from 70% to 66%. In the same time frame, students attending their zoned schools has increased from 31% to 34%.

High School Choice Over Time

 
Attending School Out of Region
 
Attending Non-Zoned in Region
 
Attending Zoned School

School Quality and Choice

Of the 3,048 high school students residing in the region, 78% attend a Level 1+/1 school. For students attending school out of the region, 88% attend a Level 1+/1 school; for students attending a non-zoned school in the region, that number is 63%. 70% of students attending their zoned school attend a Level 1+/1 school.

High School Quality and Choice

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

Of the 1,476 students who attend school out of the region (see above), most are White, Latinx or African American. Latinx students, however, attend a school out of region at a lower rate than other ethnicities.

Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

 
In Region
 
Out of Region

School Quality of Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

African American and Latinx students attend Level 1+/1 schools out of region at a lower rate than White students – 77% and 83% compared to 97%.

School Quality of Students Who Attend School Out of Region by Race/Ethnicity

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School in Region

18% of high school students attend a school in their region that is not their zoned school. The majority of these students attend Level 1 schools. Overall, most students attend another zoned school or Charter/Contract schools in the region.

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School in Region

 
Magnet
 
Military/JROTC
 
Citywide
 
Selective Enrollment
 
Charter/Contract
 
Other Zoned School

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School Out of Region

48% of high school students attend a school outside of their region that is not their zoned school. The majority of these students attend Level 1+ schools. Overall, most students attend Level 1+ Select Enrollment schools outside the region but many attend another zoned school outside of the region.

Students Who Attend Non-Zoned School Out of Region

 
Magnet
 
Military/JROTC
 
Citywide
 
Selective Enrollment
 
Charter/Contract
 
Other Zoned School

Distance and Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

66% of high school students do not attend their zoned school. Of those students, 62% travel more than three miles for school and 23% travel more than six miles. 44% of students who do not attend their zoned school travel for less than 30 minutes while 17% travel for more than 45 minutes.

Distance Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

 
6+ miles
 
3 - 6 miles
 
1 - 3 miles
 
0 - 1 miles

Region average: 4.1 mi. District average*: 3.9 mi.

Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

 
60+ minutes
 
45 - 60 minutes
 
30 - 45 minutes
 
15 - 30 minutes
 
0 - 15 minutes

Region average: 32 min. District average*: 32 min.

*NOTE: Average distances and commute times for students residing in the region and districtwide do not include students attending their zoned school. Averages for all students is in the District section of this report. Due to rounding, some charts may not add up to 100%.


Where are High School Students Choosing to Attend Outside Their Region?

  • Choice Footprint Map

This map illustrates the current “Choice Footprint” of 9th-12th graders residing in the North Lakefront region but attending a school outside of this region (“Residing-Not-Attending”).

Number of 9th-12th Grade Students Enrolled at a School Outside of the North Lakefront Region

Schools are colored according to SQRP rating

1 - 25
26 - 100
101 - 250
> 250
 
North Lakefront Region
 
Other Region
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Are Options Students Choosing Schools in Their Region?

  • Options High School Choice Over Time

  • Options Students' Distance Traveled to School

  • Options Students' Time Traveled to School

Over the past four years, the share of North Lakefront region Options high school students attending a school in the region has increased from 37% to 42%. Options high school students attend school out of region at a higher rate than elementary students but not as high as high school students.

 
Attending School Out of Region
 
Attending Non-Zoned in Region

Options Students' Distance Traveled to School

The average Options high school student in the North Lakefront region travels 6.3 miles to school, which is 2.3 miles more than the district average. 11% travel less than a mile and 72% travel more than 3 miles.

Distance Traveled of Options Students in Region vs District

 
6+ miles
 
3 - 6 miles
 
1 - 3 miles
 
0 - 1 miles

Region average: 6.3 mi. District average: 4.0 mi.

Options Students' Time Traveled to School

The average Options high school student in the North Lakefront region travels for 37 minutes to school, which is 5 minutes more than the district average. 18% travel for less than 15 minutes and 33% travel for more than 45 minutes.

Time Traveled to School if Not Attending Zoned School

 
60+ minutes
 
45 - 60 minutes
 
30 - 45 minutes
 
15 - 30 minutes
 
0 - 15 minutes

Region average: 37 min. District average: 32 min.

NOTE: Due to rounding, some charts may not add up to 100%.


Where are Options Students Choosing to Attend Outside Their Region?

  • Choice Footprint Map and Table

This map illustrates the current “Choice Footprint” of 9th-12th Options students residing in the North Lakefront region.

Number of 9th-12th Grade Options Students residing in the North Lakefront Region

Schools are colored according to SQRP rating

1 - 25
26 - 100
101 - 250
> 250
 
North Lakefront Region
 
Other Region
SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Options High School Students

  # of Options Students% of HS Students in Options Schools
South Side 98612%
West Side 1,22011%
Greater Stony Island 75811%
Bronzeville / South Lakefront 53211%
Greater Calumet 62310%
Near West Side 848%
Greater Stockyards 3756%
Greater Midway 8746%
Far Southwest Side 715%
Pilsen / Little Village 3005%
Greater Milwaukee Avenue 3065%
North Lakefront 1324%
Northwest Side 3804%
Far Northwest Side 5063%
Greater Lincoln Park 703%
Central Area 323%
District 7,2497%

Variety

Explore this section to learn more about the variety of schools and program types available in the region.


Do Students Have Access to the Variety of Schools and Programs Offered?

  • Elementary Program Density Table

  • High School Program Density Table

Program Density

The Program Density Index measures the “density” of certain academic programs in each region. The index is calculated as the number of program seats per 100 age-eligible CPS students who reside in the region; this index can be used to compare program availability across regions. For high school programs, this index is calculated using the number of seats available for 9th grade via the GoCPS application process and the number of 9th graders who reside in the region.

For more information about types of programs, visit https://cps.edu/Pages/AcademicProgramRFP.aspx.

Program Density Index (Number of Program Seats Per 100 Students)

  Total
Academic Center 0
Dual Language 0
Fine & Performing Arts 49
International Baccalaureate 12
Other 0
Personalized Learning 11
RGC/Classical 0
Selective Enrollment 0
STEM 37
World Language 0
1

Programs listed do not have admissions criteria for enrollment.

2

STEM elementary programs include STEM, STEAM, Math, Science, Engineering and Technology magnet and magnet cluster programs. Schools may offer STEM programming outside of magnet schools/magnet cluster programs.

3

Personalized Learning is a learner-driven instructional model that fosters 21st century skills by empowering every student to actively co-design their learning path, pace, and environment according to their individual needs, strengths, and interests. This data includes schools that are on the path to schoolwide adoption of this approach.

4

Many schools offer arts programming outside of magnet schools/magnet cluster programs. Schools receive a Creative Schools Certification indicating the strength of their arts programming. More information can be found on each school’s profile page.

NOTE: Several elementary schools are currently incubating programs that are not included in the figures above. The following elementary schools will begin Dual Language programming next school year: Clark (West Side), Eberhart (Greater Midway), Funston (Greater Milwaukee Avenue), Goethe (Greater Milwaukee Avenue), and Salazar (Central Area). The following schools will begin Fine & Performing Arts programming next school year: Cameron (West Side), Belmont-Cragin (Far Northwest Side), Till (Bronzeville / South Lakefront), and Portage Park (Far Northwest Side). The following elementary schools are incubating or are candidates for authorization for the IB Primary Years program: Faraday (West Side), Fiske (Bronzeville / South Lakefront), Josephine Locke (Far Northwest Side), McPherson (Northwest Side), and Moos (Greater Milwaukee Avenue). The following elementary schools are incubating or are candidates for authorization for the IB Middle Years program: Belding (Northwest Side), Fairfield (Greater Midway), Little Village (Pilsen / Little Village), and Pickard (Pilsen / Little Village). The following elementary schools will begin Personalized Learning programming next school year: Addams (Greater Calumet) and Hawthorne (Greater Lincoln Park). The following elementary school will begin to phase in a Regional Gifted Center next school year: McPherson (Northwest Side). The following elementary schools will begin STEAM programming next school year: Chase (Greater Milwaukee Avenue), Earhart (Greater Stony Island), Evergreen (Greater Stockyards), and Peterson (Northwest Side). The following elementary schools will begin STEM programming next school year: Columbia Explorers (Greater Stockyards), Cuffe (South Side), Everett (Greater Stockyards), Peck (Greater Midway), and Shoop (Greater Calumet).

High School Program Density Table

Program Density Index (Number of Program Seats Per 100 Students)

  Total
Dual Language 0
Fine & Performing Arts 24
International Baccalaureate 77
Military 35
Other 0
Personalized Learning 50
Selective Enrollment 0
STEM 54
World Language 0
Career & Technical Education 15
1

Selective Enrollment, Military, and IB programs have admissions criteria for enrollment.

2

Many schools may offer STEM programming outside of early college STEM schools.

3

Personalized Learning is a learner-driven instructional model that fosters 21st century skills by empowering every student to actively co-design their learning path, pace, and environment according to their individual needs, strengths, and interests. This data includes schools that are on the path to schoolwide adoption of this approach.

4

Many schools offer arts programming outside of these specific Fine and Performing Arts programs. Schools receive a Creative Schools Certification indicating the strength of their arts programming. More information can be found on each school’s profile page.

NOTE: Several high schools are currently incubating programs that are not included in the figures above. The following high school will begin Dual Language programming next school year: Roosevelt HS (Northwest Side). The following high school will begin Early College STEM programming next school year: Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville (Bronzeville / South Lakefront). The following high schools will begin Fine & Performing Arts programming next school year: Collins HS (West Side) and Wells HS (Greater Milwaukee Avenue). The following high school is in the pre-candidacy phase for the IB Middle Years program: Clark HS (West Side). The following high school will begin STEAM programming next school year: Steinmetz HS (Far Northwest Side).

  • Elementary Program Seats Table

  • High School Program Seats Table

  • Top 3 High School Program Choices Applied to by 8th Grade Students

Number of Seats

  Total
Fine & Performing Arts 3510
International Baccalaureate 825
Personalized Learning 780
STEM 2610
Academic Center 0
Dual Language 0
Other 0
RGC/Classical 0
World Language 0

High School Program Seats Table

Number of Seats

  Total
CTE: Business/Law 0
CTE: Family and Consumer Services 84
CTE: Health 168
CTE: IT 84
Fine & Performing Arts 740
International Baccalaureate 2400
Military 1100
Personalized Learning 1580
STEM 1700
CTE: Building/Transportation 0
CTE: Culinary 0
CTE: Media/Communication 0
CTE: Other 0
Other 0
Selective Enrollment 0

Top 3 High School Program Choices Applied to by 8th Grade Students

In the 2017-18 school year, CPS launched a new high school application process, GoCPS, which created a single application and timeline for all high schools. Only high school programs that require an application for admissions are included. Applicants were asked to rank order the schools and programs on their application in order of preference. Students are guaranteed a seat in the general education program at their zoned/neighborhood high school and did not have to submit an application for that program. For more information about the GoCPS application process, visit http://go.cps.edu.

These graphs show high school program choices that were ranked No. 1, 2, or 3 by applicants in Round 1 of the GoCPS application process. This data does not include applications to selective enrollment high schools. These graphs compare the number of applications to different programs and the total number of programs in their region and outside of their region. The applications to programs within the region are contingent on the availability of programs.

Of the Top 3 Choice applications from 8th graders in the North Lakefront region, 29% were to programs within region.

Of the applications to programs out of region, general education, CTE, and International Baccalaureate programs had the highest number of applications. General education and CTE programs are also the most prevalent. The majority of applications to programs outside of the region were to programs in Level 1+/1 schools for all types of programs.

TOP 3 HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM CHOICES APPLIED TO BY 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

In Region

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

Out of Region

SQRP Rating (Levels)
1+
1
2+
2
3
Inability to Rate
IR

NOTE: This chart shows schools’ SQRP Level for the 2017-18 school year, the year in which these 8th grade students applied to high school.


Reference

  • Elementary Schools

  • High Schools

  • Elementary Programs

  • High School Programs

SQRP, ENROLLLMENT, PRE-K SEATS AND CHOICE DATA BY SCHOOL

  2016-172017-182018-192019-20
AHS - PASSAGES Level 2+Level 2+Level 2+Level 2+
FIELD Level 1Level 2Level 2+Level 2+
GALE Level 2Level 2Level 2+Level 3
GOUDY Level 1+Level 1+Level 1+Level 1
HAYT Level 1Level 1Level 1+Level 1
KILMER Level 2+Level 1Level 1Level 1
PEIRCE Level 1+Level 1Level 1+Level 1+
RAVENSWOOD Level 1+Level 1+Level 1+Level 1+
SWIFT Level 1+Level 2+Level 1Level 2+
BRENNEMANN Level 1+Level 1Level 1+Level 1
MCCUTCHEON Level 1+Level 1+Level 2+Level 1
NEW FIELD Level 1Level 2Level 1+Level 1
COURTENAY Level 1+Level 2+Level 2+Level 2+
DISNEY Level 1+Level 1+Level 1+Level 1+

NOTE: RA/TR* - RA/TR is a measure of whether students who reside in the attendance boundary of a zoned school attend that school. RA refers to Kindergarten students who reside in the school’s attendance boundary and attend the school. TR refers to the total number of Kindergarten students who reside in the attendance boundary and attend any CPS school. Citywide schools do not have an attendance boundary and are listed as N/A.

High Schools

TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SQRP, ENROLLLMENT, AND CHOICE DATA BY SCHOOL

  2016-172017-182018-192019-20
CHICAGO MATH & SCIENCE HS Level 1+Level 1+Level 1+Level 1
LAKE VIEW HS Level 1Level 1Level 2+Level 2+
SENN HS Level 1Level 1Level 1Level 1
SULLIVAN HS Level 2+Level 2+Level 2+Level 2+
RICKOVER MILITARY HS Level 1Level 1Level 1Level 1
UPLIFT HS Level 2+Level 2Level 2Level 2

NOTE: RA/TR* - RA/TR is a measure of whether students who reside in the attendance boundary of a zoned school attend that school. RA refers to Kindergarten students who reside in the school’s attendance boundary and attend the school. TR refers to the total number of Kindergarten students who reside in the attendance boundary and attend any CPS school. Citywide schools do not have an attendance boundary and are listed as N/A.

Rickover Military HS is co-located with Senn HS.

OPTIONS HIGH SCHOOL SQRP AND ENROLLLMENT DATA BY SCHOOL

  2016-172017-182018-192019-20
YCCS - TRUMAN Level 1Level 1Level 1+Level 1

Elementary Programs

Program Type by School

  Dual LanguageFine & Performing ArtsInternational BaccalaureateOtherPersonalized LearningRGC/ClassicalSTEMWorld Language
AHS - PASSAGES         
FIELD        
GALE         
GOUDY        
HAYT         
KILMER         
PEIRCE        
RAVENSWOOD        
SWIFT        
BRENNEMANN        
MCCUTCHEON         
NEW FIELD         
COURTENAY         
DISNEY       

High School Programs

Program Type by School

  Academic CenterCTE: Building/TransportationCTE: Business/LawCTE: CulinaryCTE: Family and Consumer ServicesCTE: HealthCTE: ITCTE: Media/CommunicationCTE: OtherEarly College STEMFine & Performing ArtsInternational BaccalaureateMilitaryOtherPersonalized LearningSelective EnrollmentSTEM
CHICAGO MATH & SCIENCE HS                  
LAKE VIEW HS                
SENN HS              
SULLIVAN HS               
RICKOVER MILITARY HS                 
UPLIFT HS