CPS Finalizes District Enrollment for 2016-17 School Year 


CPS Distributes Nearly $13 Million in Program Support for Schools with Enrollment Challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, October 21, 2016                                                          

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

CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools today announced the official district-wide enrollment, which is tallied based on the 20th day analysis, as well as additional funding for schools facing significant enrollment or programmatic challenges.

Enrollment rates are as follows:

  • System-wide CPS for School Year 2016-17 (SY16-17): 381,349
  • CPS-run K-12 schools: 295,138
  • K-12 charter schools: 63,405 (including alternative and options schools)

Based on larger-than-expected drops at a number of schools, CPS provided a total of $12.8 million in additional program support to 116 schools that faced challenges providing a complete academic program.

“Protecting classrooms and offering Chicago’s students a strong academic experience is one of the most important things that we adults can do for children,” said CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. “This approach prioritizes classroom resources so that teachers, principals and students can continue their remarkable upward trajectory.”  

FY 16 Enrollment

FY 17 Enrollment

District-run Elementary Schools

225,827

217,812

District-run High Schools

77,321

77,326

Charter/Contract

55,823

55,252

Charter/Contract – Alternative

5,673

5,161

Alternative Learning Opportunity Programs

3,245

2,945

District-run Pre-K

22,556

20,673

SAFE

40

47

District Alternative

783

706

Specialty Schools (excl pre-K)

1,017

1,427

Total Enrollment

392,285

381,349 

Background:

  • The District’s K-12 enrollment increased by 2,397 students since the 10th day of school. A comprehensive list of school-by-school budgets is available upon request.
  • To establish individual school budgets:
    • CPS began working with principals in February to accurately project enrollment.
    • In July, principals received preliminary budgets based on projected student enrollment.
    • Earlier in October, they received budgets based on the 10th day enrollment. CPS uses 10th day enrollment as the basis to determine how many student-based budgeting dollars schools receive. Staffing adjustments were made based on the 10th day numbers because they had to be conducted on the 20th day of school.
    • Typically, CPS makes a final adjustment to schools’ budgets on the 20th day for federal Title I and state SGSA funding. However, in response to principals’ feedback, CPS estimated those changes using 10th day numbers and is making only minor changes for the 20th day.
    • CPS worked with schools to provide $12.8 million in additional funding for schools facing significant enrollment or programmatic challenges.

Chicago Public Schools serves 381,000 students in 652 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.

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