Lead Testing 


In light of national events that have brought increased attention to the issue of water quality, the City of Chicago announced several additional precautionary measures that will be added to the City's water testing protocol, continuing the City's track record of exceeding current state and federal regulations as well as industry standards.

As part of this announcement, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began testing water in our schools to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. While all schools will be tested, the testing schedule was developed based on criteria that includes the age of the school, age of the students (with priority given to schools with pre-K programs), presence of a kitchen (where meals are prepared), and presence of pipes that could need repairs or replacement.

Results of lead tests will be routinely posted on this page.

Resources for Parents

For more information on lead, please find links below to resources from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, you'll find our district's testing protocol and schedule.

Community Meetings

CPS will be hosting community meetings on lead testing with representatives from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) to discuss the ongoing lead testing program at CPS schools. Additional information is available here.

Total Samples
as of June 8, 2016

Lead Test Results Chart

School Lead Water Testing Results




Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the maps and data provided; All data visualizations on maps should be considered approximate.

Page Last Modified on Tuesday, September 27, 2016