Here’s what you need to know about education in the City of Chicago
Based on recent Chicago graduation trends, it’s reasonable to expect that more than
of this year’s Chicago Public Schools ninth-graders will not graduate within five years.
students attend public schools in Chicago. Most come from lower-income households, with
of them meeting the federal government’s standards to qualify for free or reduced-fee lunches.
The five-year high-school graduation rate in Chicago is now
for all students. For African-American male students, the rate is
and for Hispanic male students, the rate is
Sources: Catalyst (2016); Chicago Public Schools.