Departments and Office Listing 

The following locations are considered part of CPS Central Offices:

Chicago Public Schools

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
773-553-1000

Board Office

1 N. Dearborn St., Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60602
773-553-1600

Bridgeport Office

501 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Colman Office

4655 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Garfield Park Office

2651 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612


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.


Access and Enrollment

773-553-2060
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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.

Accounts Payable

773-553-2760 | Main
accountspayable@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Arts Education

773-553-2170
501 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616

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

773-553-1000 | Main
773-553-1501 | Fax
773-553-FACE [3223] | Truancy Hotline
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Business Diversity

773-553-2980
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Capital Construction

Chief Executive Office

773-553-1500
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Children and Family Benefits Unit (retd')

Children First Fund (The CPS Foundation)

Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

501 W. 35th St., 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

College and Career Success

773-553-2108 | Main
773-553-3543 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Office of College and Career Success offers wraparound supports for students at every step in their journey K-12 to keep students engaged in school and on-track for success. 

Communications

773-553-1620 | Main
773-553-1622 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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).

Core Curriculum

501 W. 35th St., 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

Corporate Accounting

773-553-2720 | Main
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Data Quality & Management

Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS)

773-553-1800 | Main
773-553-1801 | Fax
odlss@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
773-534-3846 | Hall Mall Office
773-553-8696 | Colman Office
773-553-1030 | Fax

Community Based Partnership Programs
773-553-8618 | Colman Office
oece@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Early College and Career Education focuses on two major academic programs: Career and Technical Education (CTE) and dual credit or enrollment opportunities for students.

Education Options

Education Policy and Procedures

773-553-1216
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Employee Engagement

773-553-2696 | Main
EmployeeEngagement@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)

773-553-1013 | Main
773-553-1091 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) investigates allegations of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation.

External Partnerships

773-553-1540 | Main
773-553-1541 | Fax
partnerships@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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

773-553-2900 | Main
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Facilities: Asset Management
Facilities: Go Green
Facilities: New Schools and Renovation
Facilities: Real Estate

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

773-553-FACE [3223] | Main
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Finance

773-553-2710 | Main
773-553-2711 | Fax
financedep@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Former Student Records

773-535-4110 | Main
773-535-4112 | Fax
3532 W. 47th Place, Chicago, IL 60632

Grant Funded Programs

773-553-1990 | Main
773-553-3678 | IT Help Desk
GrantFundedPrograms@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Office of Grant Funded Programs works to increase equity and access to high quality educational programs through the coordination of grant resources. Our mission is to ensure the strategic utilization of grant funds aligned to district priorities to increase student achievement.

Information and Technology Services

773-553-1300 | Main
773-553-3925 | IT Help Desk
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The department of Information & Technology provides innovative technology solutions that improve the quality of education for our students, reduce the administrative burden on our educators, facilitate parent interaction and increase community engagement.

Innovation and Incubation (formerly Office of New Schools)

773-553-1530
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Inspector General

773-534-9400 | Main
773-534-9401 | Fax
773-483-7283 | Fraud Hotline
inspectorgeneral@cpsoig.org
567 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661

Instructional Supports - Summer Programs

773-553-4500 | Main
773-553-4070 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Various summer programs are offered for elementary and high school students during the summer. Contact information for other programs is listed on their page.

Intergovernmental Affairs

Language and Cultural Education

773-553-1930 | Main
773-553-1931 | Fax
OLCE@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
1 N. Dearborn St., Suite 950, Chicago, IL 60602

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.

Libraries

773-553-6212 | Main
501 W. 35th St., 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

The Department of Literacy: Libraries provides support to our district's librarians and manages the SOAR CPS Virtual Library located at cps.edu/library.

Literacy

773-553-1934
501 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609

Local School Council Relations

Magnet, Gifted, and International Baccalaureate

773-553-2108 | Main
773-553-2460 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Office of Magnet, Gifted, and International Baccalaureate programs provides program support and professional development for schools currently implementing Magnet, Magnet Cluster, Selective Enrollment, Neighborhood Gifted, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs. To learn more about Magnet, Gifted, and International Baccalaureate programs or how to apply to these programs, visit Office of Access and Enrollment.

For general questions on program support and professional development opportunities for Magnet, Gifted, and IB schools, contact Tracy Templin, Director of Magnet, Gifted, and International Baccalaureate Programmes at 773-553-3823.

Management and Budget

Mathematics

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

Network Support

773-553-3075 | Main
773-553-3470 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Nutrition Support Services

773-553-2830 | Main
773-553-2831 | Fax
food@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Parent Support Centers

773-553-3PSC [3772] | Main
773-553-3470 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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.

Payroll Services

773-553-4729 | Main
773-553-2662 | Fax
payrollservices@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Office of Payroll Services manages the payroll processing for all Chicago Public School employees, in compliance with Board rules, government policies and laws.

Performance Data & Policy

Principal Quality

773-553-1515 | Main
cpsleaders@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Department of Principal Quality focuses on Aspiring Assistant Principals, Principal Pipeline, Principal Eligibility, and Principalship.

Procurement

773-553-2280 | Main
773-553-2251 | Fax
purchasing@cps.edu
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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

Research & Evaluation

Safety and Security

773-553-3030
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising

773-553-2108
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

School Counseling ensures that school counseling teams are equipped with the resources necessary to implement comprehensive school counseling program. Post-secondary Advising is responsible for implementing targeted strategies that prepare students for college.  

School Quality Measurement (SQM)

773-553-4444
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The mission of the Department of School Quality Measurement is to provide clear, accurate reporting of interpretable results, and to support stakeholders in schools, networks, central office and the community by delivering timely and accurate school performance data and analyses.

School Support Center

773-535-5800
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Science

501 W. 35th St., 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

Service Learning

773-553-6391 | Main
773-553-6045 | Fax
jmmarshall2@cps.edu
501 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609

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.

Social and Emotional Learning

773-553-1830
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Social and Emotional Learning works with schools to establish multi-tiered systems of support for students’ social, emotional and behavioral development. OSEL ensures school-based staff use the most effective strategies to foster a safe learning climate and maximize student engagement and achievement.

Social Science

501 W. 35th St., 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

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.

STEM & Strategic Initiatives

773-553-1830
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Office of STEM & Strategic Initiatives is leading the development of the district’s K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) strategy, the incubation of STEM-inclusive elementary schools and ongoing support for the Early College STEM high schools.  

Strategic School Support Services (OS4)

773-553-2405
501 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616

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
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

The Office of Student Support and Engagement (OSSE) works with schools and networks to establish systems of support to keep all students on-track and engaged in school. 

Student Transportation Services

773-553-2860 | Main
773-553-2861 | Fax
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

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.

Students in Temporary Living Situations

773-553-2242 | Main
773-553-2181 | Fax

Talent Office (formerly Human Resources)

773-553-HR4U [4748] | Main
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Teaching and Learning

773-553-2517 | Main
42 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602

Treasury

773-553-2790 | Main
773-553-2791 | Fax

Warehousing & Distribution Services

773-535-8700 | Main
warehouseservices@cps.edu
4720 S. St. Louis, Chicago, IL 60632

The CPS Warehousing & Distribution Team is dedicated to providing the Right Product, to the Right Place, at the Right Time in conjunction with providing all services timely, efficiently, cost-effectively and with superior quality for ALL of our customers.

Working Groups


Other Resources

Employees

773-553-1000, Option 2

Students, Parents or Community

773-553-1000, Option 3


Becoming a CPS Vendor

773-553-2280 | Main

Crisis Management Unit

773-553-1792 | Main

Expulsions

773-553-2249 | Main

Making a Donation or Partnering with CPS

773-553-1540 | Main

Service Academies/JROTC

773-535-1955 | Main

Violence Prevention Hotline (report anonymously)

888-881-0606 | Main

Volunteer Programs

773-553-1544 | Main