Chicago Public Schools

19 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
125 S Clark St
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone
(773) 553-1501
Website

Chicago Public Schools Rankings

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1100
462 responses
Average ACT
22
10,580 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
396,641
Free or Reduced Lunch
85.5%

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%

Reviews

19 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    4
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
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.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
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.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Chicago public schools has a lot of issues but at the same time a lot of growing room. Chicago is extremely diverse yet highly segregated, the schools reflect this. The schools reflect their Chicago's neighborhood dynamics; there is an extremely unequal distribution of wealth and resources and this causes many issues within school. There is a lot of growing room though, CPS has some of the best teachers and very dedicated parents. There needs to be changes at policy and school levels. Kids want to learn and teachers want to teach, it is a shame that money and politics should be so entrenched in education that school districts operate as bureaucracies.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago