CPS Stats and Facts 

This page contains descriptive statistics about CPS schools, students, employees and budget. Thank you for directing questions or comments about Stats and Facts to the Office of Accountability. For more data by school, visit our School Data page at cps.edu/schooldata.

Schools

In order to find more information about a specific school, visit its School Profile Page at cps.edu/findaschool.

Governance and Type

ES Elementary Schools:
Elementary Schools currently serving or planning to serve students in primary through 8th grade levels

HS High Schools:
High Schools currently serving or planning to serve students in grade levels 9 through 12

Total

District-run

422

95

517

     Traditional

415

87

502

     Options

 

4

4

     Specialty

4

4

8

     Early Childhood Center

3

 

3

Charter

60

70

130

     Traditional

60

47

107

     Options

 

23

23

Contract

2

9

11

     Traditional

2

2

4

     Options   7 7
SAFE   2 2
     Options   2 2
Grand Total 484 176 660

To find information about a specific school click here.

To learn more about Options and SAFE schools click here.

To learn about how CPS defines a "school", click here.

Information last updated September 2015.

Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs (ALOP)

 

Grade Category

Governance and Type

HS

ALOP (Options Programs)

13

To learn more about ALOP click here.

To learn more about other programs at CPS click here.

Information last updated September 2015.

Local School Council

Representatives per elected LSC

Parent: 6

Community: 2

Teachers: 2

Non-teaching Staff: 1

Principal: 1

Student: 1 (high school only)

In addition to the standard composition of elected LSCs, the Appointed LSCs of small or alternative schools may have advocates and education experts. Military schools may have a Commandant, JROTC instructor, and Cadet Commander. Not all small or military schools will fill these LSC member positions.

Learn more about Local School CouncilsLast updated August 2012.

Students

Total: 396,683 (2014-2015 20th Day Enrollment)

Student Enrollment

Preschool: 22,873

Kindergarten: 28,978

Elementary (1-8): 232,825

Secondary (9-12): 112,007

Additional student information

Economically Disadvantaged Students: 86.02%

English Language Learners (ELL): 16.7%

Student Racial Makeup

African American: 39.3%

Asian: 3.6%

Asian/Pacific Islander (retired): 0.01%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%

Hispanic: 45.6%

Multi-Racial: 1.1%

Native American/Alaskan: 0.3%

White: 9.4%

Not Available: 0.6%

Information provided by the Office of Accountability. To see detailed reports about these and other measures, click here. Last updated February, 2015.

Employees

All totals reflect unique employee count

All Staff

Public schools: 32,031

Non-public schools: 59

Citywide: 4,148

Central Office/Network: 1,138

Total Employees: 37,376

Racial Breakdowns (All Staff)

African-American: 33.1%

Asian: 2.7%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 24.1%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 36.4%

Multi-Racial: 1.4%

Unknown: 1.9%

Principal Racial Breakdowns

African-American: 44.0%

Asian: 1.0%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 15.2%

Native American: 0.0%

White: 36.0%

Multi-Racial: 2.0%

Unknown: 1.8%

Total Principals: 505

Teacher Racial Breakdowns

African-American: 22.4%

Asian: 3.5%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%

Hispanic: 19.7%

Native American: 0.4%

White: 50.5%

Multi-Racial: 1.7%

Unknown: 1.7%

Total Teachers: 21,708

Last Updated April 2016.

Operating Budget

FY16 Budget: $5.69 billion

Budget sources:

Local: $2.703 billion

State: $2.057 billion

Federal sources: $0.853 billion

Balances

Appropriated fund balance: $79 million

Information provided by Finance. Last updated September 2015.


 

This page will be updated annually. Below are snapshots of prior versions of CPS Stats and Facts.

March 2016

January 2016

November 2015

October 2015

February 2015

May 2014

Page Last Modified on Tuesday, April 05, 2016