Stats and Facts 

This page contains descriptive statistics about CPS schools, students, employees and budget. Thank you for directing questions or comments about Stats and Facts to the Office of Accountability.

Schools

 

Grade Category

   

Governance and Type

ES Elementary Schools:
Elementary Schools currently serving or planning to serve students in primary through 8th grade levels

HS High Schools:
High Schools currently serving or planning to serve students in grade levels 9 through 12

Combination Combination Schools:
Schools currently serving or planning to serve students in both elementary and high school grade levels

Total

District

420

96

6

522

     Traditional

420

92

4

516

     Options What are Options Schools?
Options schools serve students who have dropped out of traditional high schools, such as students who are over-age without enough credits to graduate and students in restricted confinement.

 

4

2

6

Contract

2

9

 

11

     Traditional

2

2

 

4

     Options

 

7

 

7

Charter

59

69

4

131

     Traditional

58

46

4

108

     Options

 

23

 

23

Grand Total

480

174

10

664

To find information about a specific school click here.

To learn more about Options schools click here.

To learn about how CPS defines a "school", click here.

Information last updated August 2014.

Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs (ALOP)

 

Grade Category

 

Governance and Type

 

HS

 

 

ALOP (Options Programs)

 

9

 

 

To learn more about ALOP click here.

To learn more about other programs at CPS click here.

Information last updated April 2014.

Local School Council

Representatives per elected LSC

 

Parent: 6

Community: 2

Teachers: 2

Non-teaching Staff: 1

Principal: 1

Student: 1 (high school only)

 
In addition to the standard composition of elected LSCs, the Appointed LSCs of small or alternative schools may have advocates and education experts. Military schools may have a Commandant, JROTC instructor, and Cadet Commander. Not all small or military schools will fill these LSC member positions.

Learn more about Local School CouncilsLast updated August 2012.

Students

Total: 400,545 (2013-2014 20th Day Enrollment)

Student enrollment

Preschool: 23,671

Kindergarten: 30,166

Elementary (1-8): 234,679

Secondary (9-12): 112,029

Additional student information

Students receiving free or reduced-price lunch: 85.0%

English Lanuage Learners (ELL): 16.3%

Student racial makeup

African American: 39.7%

Asian: 3.5%

Asian/Pacific Islander (retired): 0.32%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%

Hispanic: 45.2%

Multi-Racial: 1.1%

Native American/Alaskan: 0.0%

White: 9.2%

Not Available: 0.8%

Information provided by the Office of Accountability. To see detailed reports about these and other measures, click here. Last updated April, 2014.

Employees

Total: 41,579* (2013-14)

Total positions:

Public schools: 35,092

Non-public schools: 25  

Citywide: 4,904 

Central/regional: 1,558

* A year over year decrease in Public School positions and increase in Citywide positions is primarily attributed to position shifts from schools to citywide for positions within Facility Operations, Transportation and Food Service departments. These statistics include CPS district-run schools only, and are not solely teaching positions.

Principals total: 545

African-American: 47.5%

Asian: 1.1%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 17.1%

Native American: 0.2%

White: 30.8%

Multi-Racial: 2.0%

Unknown: 1.3%

Racial breakdowns (all staff):

African-American: 33.9%

Asian: 2.7%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%

Hispanic: 22.8%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 36.6%

Multi-Racial: 1.6%

Unknown: 2.1%


Teachers total: 22,519

African-American: 24.3%

Asian: 3.4%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%

Hispanic: 18.6%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 49.7%

Multi-Racial: 1.8%

Unknown: 1.8%

Information provided by Talent Office. Last updated October 1, 2013.

Operating Budget

Fiscal Year 2014 total: $5.59 billion

Budget sources:

Local: $2.420 billion

State: $1.621 billion

Federal sources: $0.908 billion

Balances

Appropriated fund balance: $643 million

 

Information provided by Finance. Last updated April 2014.



Archive

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 May 2014 version

 

Page Last Modified on Thursday, August 28, 2014