Departments 

Departments within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) serve, guide, and provide resources to our parents, teachers, partners, and community. A listing of CPS departments can be found below. You can also contact CPS for more information at (773) 553-1000.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Access and Enrollment

773-553-2060
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 10th Floor

Manages the application, testing, selection and notification process for magnet elementary and high schools, selective enrollment elementary and high schools, magnet cluster and open enrollment schools, IB high schools, military academies, and CTE-college and career academies.

Accountability

773-553-4444
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 16th Floor

The mission of the Office of Accountability is to provide timely, accurate, and comprehensive decision support to School, Network, Central Office, and Cabinet-level stakeholders to improve the lives of the students we serve.

Arts Education

773-553-2170
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 11th Floor

The Department of Arts Education sets the standards for an equitable and accessible arts education in all four art forms (Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Art) for all students across the district by consulting, training, and strategically planning with teachers, administrators, and schools.

Attendance and Truancy

 

Business Diversity

 

Capital Construction

 

Chief Executive Office

773-553-1550

Children and Family Benefits Unit

 

Children First Fund (The CPS Foundation)

 

Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

773-553-6391
jmmarshall2@cps.edu
320 N. Elizabeth St., 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Service-learning engages students in projects that serve the community while building social, civic, and academic skills. Chicago Public Schools requires that all high school students complete service-learning projects in order to graduate.

College and Career Success

773-553-2108 | Main
773-553-3543 | Fax
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 12th Floor

We are the parent office for Early College and Career Education, Magnet Gifted and IB, Social and Emotional Learning, Student Support and Engagement, STEM Strategic Initiatives, and School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising

Communications

773-553-1620 | Main
773-553-1622 | Fax
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 6th Floor

The Communications Office acts as the liaison between the district and parents, students, principals, teachers, the media, and the general public.

Competitive Grants

773-553-4059 | Main
773-553-1501 | Fax
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 5th Floor

The CPS Competitive Grants Team oversees the identification, development, and submission of grant opportunities through local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as local and national foundations. Our team is continually searching for grant opportunities, and can assist CPS Central Office Departments with all aspects of the grant submission process. In addition, we provide assistance related to letter of support requests and other aspects of grant applications that CPS is partnering with other agencies on (when CPS is not the fiscal agent on the grant).

Corporate Accounting

 

Data Quality & Management

 

Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS)

773-553-1800 | Main
773-553-1801 | Fax
odlss@cps.edu
125 South Clark St., Chicago IL 60603 - 8th Floor

The Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services works to support Networks and schools with all issues related to special education including instruction, interventions and legal and compliance supports.

Early Childhood Education

School Based Programs
773-553-2010 | Main
773-554-3846 | Hall Mall Office
773-553-8696 | Colman Office
773-553-1030 | Fax

Community Based Partnership Programs
773-553-8618 | Colman Office

oece@cps.edu
125 South Clark St., Chicago IL 60603 - 9th Floor

The Office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) is dedicated to engaging families, supporting best practices for teachers and schools, and developing the incredible potential of all Chicago's children from birth to second grade.

Early College and Career Education

773-553-2108
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 12th Floor

Education Options

 

Education Policy and Procedures

773-553-1216
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 5th Floor

External Partnerships

773-553-1540 | Main
773-553-1541 | Fax
partnerships@cps.edu
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 11th Floor

External Partnerships functions as the primary liaison to the business, philanthropic and other funding communities to cultivate sponsorship and in-kind contributions to support district priorities.

Facilities - Asset Management

 

Facilities - Go Green

 

Facilities - New Schools and Renovation

 

Facilities - Real Estate

 

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

773-553-FACE(3223)
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603

Finance

773-553-2523
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 14th Floor

Former Student Records

 

Grants Management and Administration

 

Information and Technology Services

773-553-1300 | Main
773-553-3925 | IT Help Desk
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 3rd Floor

The department of Information & Technology Services provides the finest K-12 services that ensure reliable, convenient access to information and technology. Every ITS service is designed to maximize education and optimize communication.

Innovation and Incubation

773-553-1530
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 10th Floor

Inspector General

 

Instructional Supports - Summer Bridge

773-553-4500 | Main
773-553-3080 | Fax
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 11th Floor

Summer Bridge is designed for students who do not meet the minimum promotion criteria per the Elmentary School Promotion Policy. The Summer Bridge Program consists of intensive instruction in mathematics, reading, and writing. At the conclusion of the summer, evaluation criteria are applied and successful students are promoted.

Intergovernmental Affairs

 

Language and Cultural Education

773-553-1930 | Main
773-553-5470 | Fax
OLCE@cps.edu
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 9th Floor

The Office of Language and Cultural Education (OLCE) oversees programs for all language learners, including English Learners in Bilingual and English as a Second Language programs, Dual Language Learners in Dual Language Education, and students participating in a World Language Program.

Law

773-553-1700 | Main
773-553-1701 | Fax
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 7th Floor

The Law Department has charge and control of all litigation, legal questions and other legal matters related to the district's affairs. The Law Department supports the district's mission by providing legal services and counsel.

Literacy

773-553-1934
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 9th Floor

Local School Council Relations

 

Management and Budget

 

Mathematics

773-553-2977
320 N. Elizabeth, Chicago, IL 60607 - 5th Floor

Mentoring the Next Generation

773-553-2108 | Main
773-553-2460 | Fax
mentor@cps.edu
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 12th Floor

Mentoring the Next Generation (MtNG) seeks to provide CPS students in Kindergarten and 8th grade with a caring, adult mentor who can support them on their path to success in college, career, and life. Mentors are non-school building CPS staff or external volunteers who work one-on-one with students to improve their academic & social skills.

Network Support

 

New Schools and Programs

 

Nutrition Support Services

 

Parent Support Centers

773-553-3772 (3PSC) | Main
773-553-3470 | Fax
125 South Clark Street, Chicago IL, 60603 - 5th Floor

The mission of the Parent Support Center is to ensure parents are empowered through equitable access to high quality services, accurate information and timely resolution of any and all concerns. The Parent Support Center will seek to strengthen parental participation by empowering parent's access to information and resources.

Performance Data & Policy

Procurement

773-553-2280 | Main
773-553-2251 | Fax
purchasing@cps.edu
125 South Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603 - 10th Floor, Clark Side

Our goal is provide schools with the best options for purchasing the highest quality goods and services at the best price.

Public and External Affairs

773-553-2655
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 5th Floor

Intergovernmental Affairs, External Partnerships, Competitive Grants, Children First Fund

Research & Evaluation

Safety and Security

773-553-3030

School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising

773-553-2108
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 12th Floor

School Support Center

 

Social Emotional Learning

773-553-1830
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 12th Floor

Sports Administration

773-553-0700
54 N. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60612

Our sports programs provide all students opportunities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally in controlled, safe activities outside of the traditional classroom.

Strategic School Support Services (OS4)

773-553-3839
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 5th Floor and
501 West 35th St., Chicago, IL, 60616 - 2nd Floor

Our sports programs provide all students opportunities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally in controlled, safe activities outside of the traditional classroom.

Strategy Management (OSM)

773-553-3270
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 4th Floor

The Office of Strategy Management was launched in FY13 to help the District set and achieve ambitious goals, through long term strategic planning, development of a culture of excellence in execution, and project management of key cross-functional initiatives.

Student Assessment

Student Health and Wellness

773-553-3560 | Main
773-553-1883 | Fax
OSHW@cps.edu
125 South Clark St. Chicago, IL 60603 - 9th Floor

The Office of Student Health and Wellness aims to remove health-related barriers to learning such that students may succeed in college and career.

Student Support and Engagement

773-553-4773

Student Transportation Services

773-553-2860 | Main
773-553-2861 | Fax
125 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60603 - 16th Floor

Student Transportation Services strives to improve student achievement by providing safe, timely, and cost-effective transportation for all eligible students in accordance with City of Chicago Board of Education policies and procedures.

Talent Office (formerly Human Resources)

773-553-4748(HR4U)
125 South Clark St. Chicago, IL 60603 - 2nd Floor

Teaching and Learning

 

Transportation

 

Treasury

 

 

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, October 29, 2014