B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
42 W Madison St 2nd Flr
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone
(773) 553-1501
Website

Chicago Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1090
1,895 responses
Average ACT
22
13,517 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
392,558
Free or Reduced Lunch
86.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$5,744,617,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Chicago Public Schools Reviews

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Chicago Public Schools is a unique school district filled with Military Academies, Public Schools, Charter Schools, And Selective Enrollment High Schools. Academics are good! So as college readiness, but the thing is bad is some school in west and southside Chicago. They are not well funded enough to be safe or have a good facility. SEHS are really good and challenging, but even these schools are getting not enough funding from the CPS Board. It is all heavily funded by Private donors and foundations. It is a great district, but needs improvements.Alot
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Going to a Public School in one of the most segregated cities in America is different from any other student's Academic career in America. In 2014, Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 Chicago Public Schools mostly in lower-income communities. I remember the day I went online to look at the list of school closings and saw my school (Canter Middle School). My heart dropped I was in disbelief. One of the few middle schools left in Chicago. One that was in the Hyde Park neighborhood, the same neighborhood of the University of Chicago. A school where majority African American students attended. I had finally felt the effects of segregation that awaited my arrival.
I love the CPS school system for the opportunities it provides. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to a selective enrollment school that had amazing teachers and motivated students for varying levels of socioeconomic status. Unfortunately I do feel like neighborhood schools, that ironically need the most help in order for their students to succeed, do not receive enough funding. I know there is a very limited budget due to the state debt. However, I believe a quality education, especially grammar school and high school, where kids are most impressionable, is indispensable and we should make an effort to invest in younger generations.