Magnet Schools 

CPS offers both magnet elementary schools and magnet high schools.



Magnet schools specialize in subject areas, such as math and science, fine arts, world language, or humanities. These schools accept students from throughout the city.

Attendance Boundaries

No, for most schools. Students across the city can apply.

Enrollment Requirements

Acceptance Criteria

  • Application
  • Students are selected by a computerized lottery.

For more information, visit the website for the Office of Access and Enrollment at

Related Links

Elementary School Types

CPS School Locator  School Profile Pages

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