45,146 students will be affected by school closings

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has marked 129 elementary schools for closure or consolidation based on utilization, performance, and community feedback. Closing a school is a very disruptive decision, affecting student outcomes, parental confidence, and neighborhood stability. In addition to showing the data being used by CPS, this website aims to help school leaders, parents, and communities learn more about the schools being closed, and what options may be available.

129 schools are affected

  1. Altgeld closing
  2. Armstrong, L. closing
  3. Attucks phasing out over 2 years
  4. Banneker closing
  5. Barton turnaround
  6. Bass receiving
  7. Beethoven receiving
  8. Bethune closing
  9. Bontemps closing
  10. Brennemann receiving
  11. Buckingham closing
  12. Burke receiving
  13. Burnham relocating receiving
  14. Calhoun North closing
  15. Canter Middle closing
  16. Cardenas receiving
  17. Carter turnaround
  18. Castellanos receiving
  19. Cather receiving
  20. Chalmers turnaround
  21. Chappell receiving
  22. Chopin receiving
  23. Courtenay relocating receiving
  24. Crown Academy receiving
  25. Cuffe receiving
  26. Cullen receiving
  27. Curtis receiving
  28. De Priest receiving
  29. Delano closing
  30. Dett relocating receiving
  31. Dewey turnaround
  32. Diego receiving
  33. Disney II relocating
  34. Drake co-locating receiving
  35. Dulles receiving
  36. Dumas closing
  37. Duprey closing
  38. Earle relocating receiving
  39. Ellington receiving
  40. Emmet closing
  41. Ericson closing
  42. Faraday receiving
  43. Fermi closing
  44. Fiske relocating receiving
  45. Fort Dearborn receiving
  46. Garfield Park closing
  47. Garvey closing
  48. Goldblatt closing
  49. Gompers receiving
  50. Goodlow closing
  51. Gregory receiving
  52. Gresham receiving
  53. Haley receiving
  54. Harte receiving
  55. Harvard receiving
  56. Hefferan receiving
  57. Henson closing
  58. Herbert closing
  59. Herzl receiving
  60. Hughes L. receiving
  61. Hughes, C. receiving
  62. Jackson M. closing
  63. Jenner receiving
  64. Jensen receiving
  65. Johnson receiving
  66. Key closing
  67. King closing
  68. Kohn closing
  69. LaFayette closing
  70. Langford receiving
  71. Lavizzo receiving
  72. Lawrence closing
  73. Leland relocating receiving
  74. Lewis turnaround
  75. Manierre closing
  76. Marconi closing
  77. Marshall, T. co-locating
  78. Mason closing grades 9 to 11
  79. May closing
  80. Mayo closing
  81. Mays relocating receiving
  82. McCutcheon receiving
  83. McPherson receiving
  84. Melody relocating receiving
  85. Metcalfe receiving
  86. Mollison receiving
  87. Montefiore receiving
  88. Morgan closing
  89. Mount Vernon receiving
  90. Near North closing
  91. Nicholson receiving
  92. O'Keeffe turnaround
  93. O'Toole receiving
  94. Otis receiving
  95. Overton closing
  96. Owens closing
  97. Paderewski closing
  98. Parkman closing
  99. Peabody closing
  100. Peirce receiving
  101. Penn receiving
  102. Pershing relocating receiving
  103. Pershing West closing
  104. Pope closing
  105. Ray receiving
  106. Ross closing
  107. Ryder receiving
  108. Ryerson closing
  109. Sexton closing
  110. Sherwood receiving
  111. Songhai closing
  112. South Shore receiving
  113. Stewart closing
  114. Stockton closing
  115. Sumner receiving
  116. Tilton receiving
  117. Trumbull closing
  118. Von Humboldt closing
  119. Wadsworth relocating receiving
  120. Ward, L. relocating receiving
  121. Webster receiving
  122. Wells relocating receiving
  123. Wentworth relocating receiving
  124. West Pullman closing
  125. Westcott receiving
  126. Williams closing
  127. Williams Middle closing
  128. Woods Acad closing
  129. Yale closing

A detailed look at schools on the list

The following data helps better understand each school.

ISAT performance by cohort

The percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards on standardized tests is tracked for one group, or cohort, of students from grades 3—8. This shows how a specific set of students performed over time.

Left: King

5Essentials trends

An evaluation of a school’s ability to be successful, based on instructional content, school environment, family involvement, teacher collaboration, and effective leadership, according to The University of Chicago.

Left: Pershing West

Probation status trends

Each year CPS evaluates schools to determine if they should be placed on probation and targeted for improvement measures. Schools on probation tend to have more leadership changes, creating a less stable learning environment.

Left: Marconi

Mobility rate trends

Mobility rate measures how many students transfer into, or out of, the school at times other than the beginning or end of a school year. When a school has a high mobility rate, it is more difficult to tell whether a school is making progress.

Left: Lawrence

Enrollment trends

This is the number of students attending the school, taken on the 20th day of each school year. It is used to determine future needs for space, personnel, equipment, etc.

Left: Crown Community


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