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Annual Regional Analysis (ARA)

The Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) was created to provide families with a clear set of information about schools in your community.

The ARA is the most comprehensive set of data ever released by our district. It ensures that CPS leadership, educators, students, and families are working from the same set of information and helps us make informed, equitable decisions that meet the unique needs of every child.

The purpose of the Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is to support CPS’s goal of providing every student with a high-quality education in every neighborhood by sharing 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.

We are eager to provide you with the valuable information you need to make the best decisions possible for your family. Please review the ARA and consider using this data as a springboard for conversations with your school community about how CPS can better serve you.

Janice K. Jackson, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools

The report includes information on all CPS schools, including traditional neighborhood, selective enrollment, magnet, charter, special education, and Options (alternative) schools.

The ARA is developed to help stakeholders understand the school landscape in their community. Its purpose is to offer a set of findings based on the data to inform community dialogue and district planning.

Visit the CPS ARA site for more information.