CPS Stats and Facts 

This page contains descriptive statistics about CPS schools, students, employees and budget for school year 2017-2018. For more data by school, visit our School Data page at cps.edu/schooldata.

Schools

In order to find more information about a specific school, visit its School Profile Page at cps.edu/findaschool.

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

Total

District-run

421

93

514

     Traditional

415

85

500

     Options

 

4

4

     Specialty

3

4

7

     Early Childhood Center

3

 

3

Charter

56

66

122

     Traditional

56

45

101

     Options

 

21

21

Contract

2

7

9

     Traditional

2

2

4

     Options   5 5
SAFE   1 1
     Options   1 1
Grand Total 479 167 646

To find information about a specific school click here.

To learn more about Options and SAFE schools click here.

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

Information last updated August 2017.

Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs (ALOP)

 

Grade Category

 

Governance and Type

HS

Total

ALOP (Options Programs)

10

10

To learn more about ALOP click here.

To learn more about other programs at CPS click here.

Information last updated August 2017.

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: 371,382 (2017-2018 20th Day Enrollment)

Student Enrollment

Preschool: 19,441

Kindergarten: 24,963

Elementary (1-8): 219,626

Secondary (9-12): (9-12): 107,352

Additional student information

Economically Disadvantaged Students: 77.7%

English Language Learners (ELL): 18.0%

Students with IEPs: 13.7%

Student Racial Makeup

African American: 37.0%

Asian: 4.1%

Asian/Pacific Islander (retired): 0.0%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%

Hispanic: 46.8%

Multi-Racial: 1.1%

Native American/Alaskan: 0.3%

White: 10.2%

Not Available: 0.3%

Information provided by the Office of School Quality Measurement. To see detailed reports about these and other measures, click here. Last updated October, 2017.

Employees

All totals reflect unique employee count

All Staff

Public schools: 30,112

Non-public schools: 115

Citywide: 3,931

Central Office/Network: 1,195

Total Employees: 35,353

Racial Breakdowns (All Staff)

African-American: 33.0%

Asian: 2.8%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 24.8%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 35.7%

Multi-Racial: 1.4%

Unknown: 2.0%

Principal Racial Breakdowns

African-American: 43.2%

Asian: 1.0%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 16.0%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 35.5%

Multi-Racial: 1.6%

Unknown: 2.3%

Total Principals: 512

Teacher Racial Breakdowns

African-American: 21.6%

Asian: 3.6%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 20.8%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 50.1%

Multi-Racial: 1.6%

Unknown: 1.8%

Total Teachers: 20,501

Last Updated October 2017.

Operating Budget

FY17 Budget: $5.46 billion

Budget sources:

Local: $2.947 billion

State: $1.603 billion

Federal sources: $0.830 billion

Balances

Appropriated fund balance: $81 million

Information provided by Finance. Last updated August 2016.


 

Page Last Modified on Friday, October 20, 2017