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Join Us For Back-to-School Bashes

Back-to-School Bashes return this summer at city parks throughout Chicago. The entire CPS community is invited to join us to connect, ask questions, and get excited for the new school year, which begins on Monday, August 26, 2024.

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What's Happening at CPS

Find the latest updates, announcements and news from the district.

Find Summer Meals Near You

CPS offers free meals during summer break at LunchStop sites across the city and at every school that is open for summer programs. View our map to find a meal site near you.

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Explore CPS Summer Programs

Finding summer programs is easier than ever with our searchable map. Search by neighborhood, program type, grade level and more to find opportunities for continued learning over summer break.

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What to Know About the Elected School Board

Beginning in January of 2025, CPS begins the transition to a fully elected school board. View the sub-district that will represent your neighborhood and visit CPSBOE for information on the responsibilities of the board, info sessions, and running for a seat on the Elected School Board.

Follow Labor Updates

We're working to keep CPS staff and families updated on the progress of ongoing negotiations between CPS and our labor partners at the Chicago Teachers Union. Visit the Labor Updates page to learn more about the negotiations and monitor the progress that is being made.

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Upcoming Events

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Help Develop CPS' Five-Year Strategic Plan

Parents, students, staff, and community members are invited to participate in community engagement sessions that will help chart the course for CPS' future. Sign up to attend a session today.


Community Updates

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09 July 2024
Summer Update on CPS/CTU Contract Negotiations
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez provides an update on the District's contract negotiations with the CTU.

27 June 2024
Location Change for Today’s Chicago Board of Education Meeting/Cambio de ubicación para la reunión de la Junta de Educación de Chicago de hoy
Due to a bona fide emergency of flooding at the original meeting location, today’s Chicago Board of Education meeting will be held at Jones College Prep High School.

12 June 2024
Registration Form Enclosed for CPS/CTU Public Bargaining Session on Friday, June 14
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez provides information about participating in an upcoming public bargaining session.

10 June 2024
CPS and CTU to Hold First Public Bargaining Session on Friday, June 14
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez provides details on the upcoming public bargaining session.

06 June 2024
End of Week Message: Wishing Everyone a Safe and Productive Summer
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez congratulates everyone on a successful school year.

A District on the Rise

Since 2001, CPS’ four-year high school graduation rate has more than doubled, reaching a new record high in 2023. This progress made over such a short period of time has transformed the lives of countless graduates, and is a testament to what can be accomplished when students are centered in everything.


2023 Four-Year Graduation Rate

Three-Year Blueprint

Our three-year Blueprint is a call to action to ensure a strong recovery from the pandemic and create a better, more equitable District. Learn more and get involved.

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School Profile Search

Find detailed info about a school, including programs and admissions requirements, after school activities, family support services, and school performance reports.

School Locator

See all CPS schools and neighborhood boundaries on this searchable map.

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Enroll and Apply

Start your journey at CPS by finding the school or program that's right for you.

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Explore and apply to elementary and high schools across Chicago.


Chicago Early Learning

Explore early childhood education options throughout Chicago.


COVID-19 Resources

Find information on vaccinations, testing, safety guidance and more.

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