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REGION 3

Understand key findings about the current state of K-12 public education in regions of the City of Chicago.

Introduction

The Annual Regional Analysis is a set of facts to inform community dialogue and district planning to address a central guiding question - What do families and communities need in terms of school options?

The purpose of the ARA is to support CPS’s goal of providing every student with high-quality education in every neighborhood by giving stakeholders a consistent array of information regarding school quality, enrollment patterns, school choice, and program offerings by region. The goal is to ensure that every student in Chicago has access to quality public schools and a variety of schools and programs.

The report includes information on all CPS schools, including traditional neighborhood, Selective Enrollment, Magnet, Charter, Special Education Specialty, and Options (alternative) high schools.

This document is a common fact base from which to understand the school landscape in communities. The intent of the ARA is not to provide recommendations but instead a set of findings based on district and regional data that serves as an input to inform community dialogue and district planning.

STRUCTURE & ORGANIZATION

The ARA is organized by the 16 geographic regions designated within the Chicago Neighborhoods Now planning initiative. The regions were created by the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development based on research on housing and jobs. They are defined with natural boundaries, such as rivers and rail lines, in mind. These elements, as well as transportation options, are likely considerations for families in choosing schools. With the goal of utilizing a consistent structure year to year, these regions are more stable than city wards and school networks.

Overview

Explore this section to learn important background information about the region.

Quality

Explore this section to learn more about how schools are preparing students for graduation and life after high school.

How Has School Quality Led to Student Preparedness for Postsecondary Success?

Quantity

Explore this section for information on the number of seats and enrollment patterns in the region.

How Many Seats Are There for the Student Population?

How Many Pre-Kindergarten Seats Are There for the Student Population?

Choice

Explore this section for information on school choice patterns and student commute distance and time.

Are Elementary Students Choosing Schools in Their Region?

Where are Elementary Students Choosing to Attend Outside Their Region?

Are High School Students Choosing Schools in Their Region?

Where are High School Students Choosing to Attend Outside Their Region?

Are Options Students Choosing Schools in Their Region?

Where are Options Students Choosing to Attend Outside Their Region?

Variety

Explore this section to learn more about the variety of schools and program types available in the region.

Do Students Have Access to the Variety of Schools and Programs Offered?

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