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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.

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What's Happening at CPS

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

Apply to Pre-K Programs

Chicago Early Learning is now accepting applications for the 2024–25 school year. Explore, compare and apply to programs available in your neighborhood all in one place. Families who submit an application by April 30 will receive placement notifications on May 22


Crossing Guard Awards

It's award season for CPS crossing guards, and we need your help nominating candidates. Submit a nomination to celebrate a crossing guard who makes a difference in your life. Nominations will be accepted until April 15 and four winners will be announced on May 13.

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Attend Capital Community Engagement Meetings

Share your opinion on improving CPS facilities by completing the Capital Planning Survey or attending a virtual Capital Community Engagement Meeting. This is your chance to learn about the District's capital planning process and let us know what investments you would like to see made in your school.

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Stay Up-To-Date on Vaccinations

Staying up-to-date on vaccinations is crucial for protecting students and families from preventable diseases like COVID-19, flu, RSV, and measles. Visit our vaccine page for the latest guidance and vaccination events.

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Community Updates

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12 April 2024
End of Week Message: A Week to Say Thank You!
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez recaps how schools celebrated the solar eclipse.

10 April 2024
Opportunities for Youth on Thursday, April 11
In a letter to families, CPS outlines programming for youth on a day of non-attendance for high school students.

09 April 2024
An Important Message for CPS Families
In a letter to families, CPS provides an important message related to the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

08 April 2024
An Overview of Next Year’s School Budgets
In a letter to families, CPS leadership provides an overview of school budgets for the 2024-25 school year.

05 April 2024
End of Week Message: Celebrating our Amazing Assistant Principals
In a letter to families, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez recognizes Assistant Principal Appreciation Week.

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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Upcoming Events

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Vote for Your Local School Council


Student Voice Leadership Summit: Coming Together Across CPS Schools


Do STEM with CPS: CPS Department of STEM hosts Reimagining STEM


Student Voice Leadership Summit: Coming Together Across CPS Schools


Do STEM with CPS: CPS Department of STEM hosts Reimagining STEM

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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