Mayor Emanuel and CPS Announce Every Classroom Will Be Air Conditioned by Spring 2017 


Comprehensive Air Conditioning Project to be Completed One Year Ahead of Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, August 22, 2016                                                       

For more information, contact:
CPS Office of Communications
Phone: 773-553-1620            

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools leadership today announced that the District’s comprehensive air conditioning plan will be completed by spring 2017, which is one year ahead of the project’s scheduled completion date. Since 2011, the City of Chicago and CPS have made $135 million in investments to provide air conditioning to 222 schools. The remaining 61 schools without air conditioning will receive air conditioning by spring 2017.

“Chicago’s children deserve classrooms that are comfortable, safe and modern – and accelerating our air-conditioning investments is the right thing to do for our students,” Mayor Emanuel said. “I’m pleased that CPS is investing in much-needed building projects to make sure that all our students can go to class in air-conditioned learning environments that will help them succeed.” 

In 2014, Mayor Emanuel and CPS initiated a large-scale plan to bring air conditioning to all CPS classrooms, after installing air conditioning in 70 schools the previous summer. The project was scheduled to be completed in 2018, but the plan has been accelerated to ensure every CPS student will attend class in an air-conditioned classroom before spring 2017.

The 61 schools that will receive air conditioning prior to spring 2017 under the accelerated project timeline are listed below:

  • Amundsen HS
  • Bennett
  • Bogan HS
  • Bouchet
  • Chicago Tech Academy
  • Clark, G
  • Cook
  • Cooper
  • Crown
  • Daniel Hale Williams Prep
  • Darwin
  • Dunbar HS
  • Epic Charter HS
  • Field
  • Foreman HS
  • Gage Park HS
  • Gale
  • Graham
  • Harlan HS
  • Hirsch HS
  • Kelly HS
  • Kilmer
  • King ES
  • Lake View HS
  • Lasalle II
  • Lincoln Park HS
  • Lovett
  • Lowell
  • Madison
  • Manley HS
  • Mann
  • Marshall HS
  • Mason
  • North Lawndale College Prep Charter – Christiana
  • Parkside
  • Peace & Education HS
  • Perez
  • Perspectives Charter Leadership Academy
  • Perspectives Charter/IIT Math and Science Academy
  • Phillips HS
  • Phoenix Military HS
  • Piccolo
  • Richards HS
  • Roosevelt HS
  • Ruggles
  • Shoop
  • Stagg
  • Suder
  • Sullivan HS
  • Sumner
  • Tanner
  • Tilden HS
  • Till
  • University of Chicago Charter– Donoghue
  • University of Chicago Charter – Woodlawn
  • Urban Prep Charter – West
  • Warren
  • Wells HS
  • Whistler
  • Woodson
  • Yates

Since 2011, the City of Chicago and CPS have invested more than $135 million to ensure every classroom in the city is air conditioned. Investments were made at the following schools:

  • Alcott ES
  • Alcott HS
  • Aldridge
  • Armour
  • Armstrong, G
  • Ashburn
  • Ashe
  • Barnard
  • Barry
  • Barton
  • Bass
  • Bateman
  • Beaubien
  • Beethoven
  • Beidler
  • Belding
  • Bell
  • Belmont-Cragin
  • Blaine
  • Bond
  • Boone
  • Bowen HS
  • Brentano
  • Bridge
  • Bright
  • Brighton Park
  • Brown, R
  • Brown, W
  • Budlong
  • Burbank
  • Burke
  • Burley
  • Burnham
  • Burnside
  • Burr
  • Caldwell
  • Camras
  • Carnegie
  • Carson
  • Carter
  • Carver, G
  • Castellanos
  • Cather
  • Chappell
  • Chavez
  • Chicago High School for the Arts (Contract)
  • Chicago Vocational HS
  • Chopin
  • Cleveland
  • Clinton
  • Clissold
  • Coles
  • Columbus
  • Corkery
  • Courtenay
  • Curtis
  • Davis, N
  • Decatur
  • Dewey
  • Diego
  • Disney II
  • Dixon
  • Dodge
  • Doolittle
  • Drake
  • Dubois
  • Dulles
  • Ebinger
  • Edgebrook
  • Ericson
  • Esmond
  • Fairfield
  • Falconer
  • Faraday
  • Farnsworth
  • Fenger HS
  • Fernwood
  • Fiske
  • Fort Dearborn
  • Foster Park
  • Franklin
  • Fuller
  • Galileo
  • Gallistel
  • Gary
  • Gillespie
  • Goethe
  • Goudy
  • Gray, W
  • Gregory
  • Gresham
  • Gunsaulus
  • Haley
  • Hamilton
  • Hammond
  • Hanson Park
  • Harper HS
  • Harte
  • Harvard
  • Haugan
  • Hay
  • Hayt
  • Healy
  • Hedges
  • Hefferan
  • Henderson
  • Hendricks
  • Henry
  • Herzl
  • Holden
  • Holmes
  • Hubbard HS
  • Hughes, C
  • Inter-American
  • Jahn
  • Jensen
  • Johnson
  • Joplin
  • Jungman
  • Kellman
  • Kellogg
  • Kelvyn Park HS
  • Kershaw
  • Kozminski
  • Lane Tech HS
  • Langford
  • Lawndale
  • Leland
  • Lewis
  • Libby
  • Lincoln
  • Locke, J
  • Logandale
  • Lozano
  • Manierre
  • Marquette
  • Marshall, T
  • Mays
  • Mcclellan
  • Mccormick
  • Mcpherson
  • Melody
  • Mitchell
  • Mollison
  • Monroe
  • Moos
  • Morgan Park HS
  • Mount Greenwood
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mozart
  • Murphy
  • Nash
  • Nettelhorst
  • Nicholson Tech Academy
  • Nixon
  • North River
  • Oglesby
  • O'Keeffe
  • Onahan
  • Otis
  • Owen
  • Owens
  • Palmer
  • Park Manor
  • Parker
  • Peirce
  • Penn
  • Pershing
  • Plamondon
  • Poe
  • Portage Park
  • Prussing
  • Pulaski
  • Pullman
  • Raby HS
  • Ravenswood
  • Ray
  • Reavis
  • Reilly
  • Reinberg
  • Revere
  • Rogers
  • Ryder
  • Sabin
  • Salazar
  • Saucedo
  • Sauganash
  • Seward
  • Shabazz Charter – Sizemore
  • Sheridan
  • Sherman
  • Sherwood
  • Shoesmith
  • Skinner North
  • Smyser
  • Smyth
  • Southshore
  • Spencer Tech Academy
  • Spry
  • Stone
  • Stowe
  • Swift
  • Talcott
  • Talman
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Thorp, J
  • Tiltom
  • Von Linne
  • Wadsworth
  • Ward, J
  • Ward, L
  • Washington HS
  • Washington, H
  • Waters
  • Webster
  • Wells, I
  • Wentworth
  • Whitney
  • Whittier
  • Young
  • Zapata

Chicago Public Schools serves 392,000 students in 652 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.

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