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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Chicago Public Schools is a public school district located in Chicago, IL. It has 387,311 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
42 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone
(773) 553-2744
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
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1060
10,455 responses
Average ACT
23
16,750 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
387,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$5,744,617,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    4%

Chicago Public Schools Reviews

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Chicago Public Schools is home to one of the largest education school districts in the United States. Every year CPS' numbers are increasing with graduation rate, we always hear stories about young men and women who grew up in CPS Elementary and High Schools doing great things in College! Outside of the politics of the government, CPS has always been a home to thousands of children and their families.
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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
Chicago Public Schools is not much different than other schools. They have the same things such as classrooms, students, cafeteria, bathroom, and etc. There is not many things to nag about Chicago Public Schools but there are a few. Some include more violence and accidents than the average. Specially because it takes place in Chicago, where there is more violence in general. Another thing is that Chicago Public Schools don't get as many funds to do many activities. Also the food is not that great either. Not everything is bad though, just because there is mentions of violence once in a while it doesn't mean that it happens daily. Students can still feel safe in their schools. There are still things students can do for extra curricular activities and actually enjoy them.