40 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
42 W Madison St 2nd Flr
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone
(773) 553-1501
Website

Chicago Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1090
532 responses
Average ACT
22
11,928 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
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$5,744,617,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,509/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Chicago Public Schools Reviews

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Chicago public schools is a perfect learning enviroment for college students. Being a freshman at Harold Washington College, i have been able to see the passion teachers put into educating their students and the way every student in the classroom is carried along. My school is ethnically diversed which gives room for students to meet with different people from other parts of the world. I also also find it amazing to see the level of energy the administrative staff put into helping students transfer to a four year college and getting internships. I wish the out of country tuition was cheaper so it would be easy for students around the world to come here and get the quality education being offered.
I love the atmosphere in schools. The teachers care about their students and they are actually interested in learning about their well being. The schools are diverse depending on the neighborhoods that surround the school. For example, my school is diverse because it is downtown, and people from across the city travel to these schools. Other schools though are filled with the race that lives in the actual neighborhood. Schools are pretty safe in the city. Although some people act out, the schools have safety precautions to prevent anything bad from occurring. Overall, schools in the city of Chicago are good, but teachers need to begin to use the resources around them to teach students.
Chicago Public Schools(CPS) is a school district that somewhat makes it difficult for students to have a good school experience, whether you're in elementary school or high school. Recently, for over a year, the Chicago Teacher's Union has had issues coming to an agreement with CPS due to their contracts. It is now October 2016 and the teachers have made an agreement to strike until they've reached an agreement. It hurts me because it interferes with so many students' educations, including mine, for it to be my senior year. This is something CPS has to change. As far as extracurricular activities, CPS is great with sports. The competitiveness in the district is amazing, from the football games to basketball games. It's honestly my favorite part of CPS.