List: 129 Chicago Public Schools under consideration for closure

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This list of 129 Chicago Public Schools will not all be recommended for closure but only considered.

“This is only a preliminary list and more schools are expected to be removed over the next several weeks as CPS continues to gather feedback from communities,” CPS said in a news release.

Austin-North Lawndale – 16 schools

Louis Armstrong Math & Science Elementary School

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School

Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts Center ES

Oscar DePriest Elementary School

Robert Emmet Elementary School

Matthew A Henson Elementary School

Theodore Herzl Elementary School

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School

Francis Scott Key Elementary School

Lawndale Elementary Community Academy

Leslie Lewis Elementary School


Horatio May Elementary Community Academy

Ronald E McNair Elementary School

William Penn Elementary School

Nathaniel Pope Elementary School

Burnham Park – 24 schools

Crispus Attucks Elementary School

Edmond Burke Elementary School

Miriam G Canter Middle School

William W Carter Elementary School

John B Drake Elementary School

Dumas Technology Academy

Enrico Fermi Elementary School

John Fiske Elementary School

Melville W Fuller Elementary School

Charles Kozminski Elementary Community Academy

William J & Charles H Mayo Elementary School

Irvin C Mollison Elementary School

Anthony Overton Elementary School

Pershing West Middle School

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty ES

Jackie Robinson Elementary School

Betsy Ross Elementary School

Austin O Sexton Elementary School

Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy

James Wadsworth Elementary School

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy

Williams Preparatory Academy Middle School

Williams Multiplex Elementary School

Carter G Woodson South Elementary School

Englewood-Gresham – 19 schools

John P Altgeld Elementary School

Benjamin Banneker Elementary School

Arna Wendell Bontemps Elementary School

John W Cook Elementary School

Sir Miles Davis Magnet Elementary Academy

Charles W Earle Elementary School

Elaine O Goodlow Elementary Magnet School

Walter Q Gresham Elementary School

Charles R Henderson Elementary School

William A Hinton Elementary School

Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School

Anna R. Langford Community Academy

Benjamin E Mays Elementary AcademyCPS

Garrett A Morgan Elementary School

Luke O’Toole Elementary School

William H Ryder Math & Science Specialty ES

Amos Alonzo Stagg Elementary School

Granville T Woods Math & Science Academy ES

Fullerton – 3 schools

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy ES

Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts

George Manierre Elementary School

Fulton – 12 schools

William H Brown Elementary School

Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School

Ana Roque de Duprey Elementary School

Victor Herbert Elementary School

William H King Elementary School

Jean D Lafayette Elementary School

Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Ctr ES

Moses Montefiore Special Elementary School

Near North Elementary School

Elizabeth Peabody Elementary School

John M Smyth Elementary School

Alexander von Humboldt Elementary School

Garfield-Humboldt – 14 schools

Jacob Beidler Elementary School

Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School

John Calhoun North Elementary School

Edward C Delano Elementary School

Leif Ericson Elementary Scholastic Academy

Garfield Park Preparatory Academy ES

Nathan R Goldblatt Elementary School

Guglielmo Marconi Elementary Community Academy

Genevieve Melody Elementary School

Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School

Martin A Ryerson Elementary School

George W Tilton Elementary School

Laura S Ward Elementary School

Daniel Webster Elementary School

Lake Calumet – 10 schools

Ira F Aldridge Elementary School

George Washington Carver Primary School

Samuel Gompers Fine Arts Options ES

Robert H Lawrence Elementary School

Ralph H Metcalfe Elementary Community Academy

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy

George M Pullman Elementary School

Songhai Elementary Learning Institute

West Pullman Elementary School

John Whistler Elementary School

Midway – 1 school

Claremont Academy Elementary School

Pershing – 7 schools

Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts

Alexander Graham Elementary School

Thomas A Hendricks Elementary Community Academy

Arthur A Libby Elementary School

George B McClellan Elementary School

Francis Parkman Elementary School

William T Sherman Elementary School

Pilsen-Little Village – 3 schools

Joseph Jungman Elementary School

Ignance Paderewski Elementary Learning Academy

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy

Ravenswood-Ridge – 4 schools

Joseph Brennemann Elementary School

Graeme Stewart Elementary School

Joseph Stockton Elementary School

Lyman Trumbull Elementary School

Rock Island – 6 schools

Fernwood Elementary School

Marcus Moziah Garvey Elementary School

Wendell E Green Elementary School

Langston Hughes Elementary Schoo

Alfred David Kohn Elementary School

John D Shoop Math-Science Technical Academy ES

Skyway – 10 schools

Arthur R Ashe Elementary School

Kate S Buckingham Special Education Center

James Madison Elementary School

William K New Sullivan Elementary School

Isabelle C O’Keeffe Elementary School

Parkside Elementary Community Academy

Adam Clayton Powell Paideia Community Academy ES

Paul Revere Elementary School

Joseph Warren Elementary School

Elihu Yale Elementary School

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  • Gregory

    Here's the problem I have with all this: these people are very passionate about their neighborhood school closing, Why? Because they are scared that if their little gang banger have to go to a school in another gang's area he/she might get hurt. People, you all are in an uproar for the wrong reason; most of the schools that are up for closure are on probation. That means that your children are getting an inferior education, because of bad teachers and administrators. That's what you should be in an uproar about, not school closing. People, raise your kids; know who their friends are and where they are at all times. Make sure that your child in not involved in gang activity; if your child is not in a gang, then you should not have a problem with him/her attending school elsewhere.

  • Tee Hart

    No sympathy here, people. If there are barely enough students to fill the buildings, why should we taxpayers (those of us who actually pay tatxes) be saddled with keeping 1/2 empty buildings open? It's just dumb. I'm just disappointed that high schools were taken off the list. Because there are a crap-load of those that are under performing and half empty too. Manley high school regularly has a less than 30% graduation rate. There's no good reason for such a school to continue existing. As Gregory pointed out, these parent's primary concern is that their children would have to travel through rival gang turf to get to school…as opposed to the neighborhood gang's turf where they currently reside and attend an under performing school. In other words: "I'm ok with my child passing by local neighborhood gang bangers, because we they know them, live amongst and grew up with them". Never mind that my child is getting an inferior education.Just dumb!

  • Latese

    So if they are closing schools, where are the children supposed to go? How will they get there?? How do you send an 8 year old to a school 10 miles from his home while his mom is a single parent and has to work? This really sucks. Now teachers were complaining of over crowding classes, so what now? And now the drop out rate will increase and start at an earlier age. These schools have been up for years and now why all of a sudden they need to close. I'm not really understanding this!

  • Earle

    A turnaround school that have been so called turned around for th pass ten years needs to be closed…if the principal can't seen to get these kids on track …CLOSE It..!! Stop giving these schools years to screw up these kids ..CLOSE IT and start over get rid of everybody and start over……

  • Angela

    What is wrong with our teaching system today? I remember back in the day kids were being doubled in grade because the teachers took the time to really teach our children and you would know when you ask your child what have you learned today and they could tell you, but when a child says nothing or say something" like oh we had gym or ate lunch" theres something wrong with picture.

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