List of schools in Chicago Public Schools

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Chicago Public Schools, abbreviated as CPS by local residents, is a large system of primary and secondary schools within the city limits of Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois.


High schools[edit]

Zoned schools[edit]

Option high schools[edit]

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Chicago Military Academy, Bronzeville

K-8 schools[edit]

Zoned K-8[edit]

Zoned K-8 A[edit]
Zoned K-8 B[edit]
Zoned K-8 C[edit]
  • Daniel R. Cameron
  • Canty
  • Carroll/Rosenwald Specialty School School Website
  • George F. Cassell Elementary School
Zoned K-8 D[edit]
Zoned K-8 E[edit]
Zoned K-8 G[edit]
Zoned K-8 H[edit]
Zoned K-8 J[edit]

James Monroe High School

Zoned K-8 L[edit]
Lenart Regional Gifted Center. School Entrance
Zoned K-8 M[edit]
Zoned K-8 N[edit]
Zoned K-8 O[edit]
Zoned K-8 P[edit]
Zoned K-8 R[edit]
Zoned K-8 S[edit]

Non-zoned K-8[edit]

Elementary schools by type[edit]

Selective enrollment[edit]

Gifted centers:

Selective enrollment secondary schools[edit]

Military Academies[edit]

Classical schools[edit]

There are five classical schools:

  • Decatur
  • McDade
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Skinner North
  • Skinner West

7-8 schools[edit]

5-8 schools[edit]

K-6 schools[edit]

Special schools[edit]

Defunct schools[edit]

Crispus Attucks Public School, Bronzeville, Chicago

Former High Schools[edit]

  • Academy of Communications and Technology- Closed in 2010, the school building at 4319 W. Washington Blvd, built in 1906 as St. Mel Catholic grade school, is now home to Chicago Talent Development High School.
  • Calumet High School - Closed in 2006 to make way for the Perspectives Charter School, which currently occupies the building.
  • Central High School - Closed in 1882 due to declining enrollment. The fate of the building is unknown.
  • Collins High School - The building at 1313 South Sacramento Drive (inside Douglas Park) now houses both the Collins Academy High School and the North Lawndale College Prep Charter School.
  • Cregier Vocational High School - Closed at the end of the 1994-1995 school year. Cregier is now home to three smaller schools for special-needs children.
  • Englewood High School - Closed in 2008 due to poor performance; now houses TEAM Englewood Community Academy High School and Urban Prep Charter Academy.
  • Harvard High School - Closed in 1962 due to declining enrollment; last used by St. George's School before the building was converted into condominiums and a family home.
  • Hibbard High School - Closed in 1927 when the nearby Roosevelt High School was completed and students were sent there; remains in operation as an elementary school.
  • Jefferson High School - Closed in 1910 when the nearby Schurz High School was completed and students were sent there. The school was eventually razed and the Irish American Heritage Center was built on the site.
  • Loretto High School (Englewood) - Closed in 1962 due to declining enrollment, the fate of the building is unknown.
  • Manual High School - Renamed to University High School in 1904.
  • Medill High School
  • Metropolitan High School - Closed during the 1990s. The school's status, located on 160 block of West Wendell, is unknown.
  • North Park University High School - Closed in 1969 due to declining enrollment and rising costs; now serves as an administration building for an adjacent college.
  • North Division/Waller High School - Renamed to Waller High School in 1899, and again to Lincoln Park High School in 1979.
  • Cecil Partee Academic Preparatory Center - Occupied the old Hookway Elementary School.
  • Pullman Technical High School - Closed in 1950 due to budget constraints; continued to operate as a private school until 1997 when it was converted to the Brooks College Preparatory Academy.
  • South Division High School - Closed in 1905 and reopened as Phillips High School.
  • Spaulding K through 12 school at 1628 W. Washington - Closed in 2004. Building reopened as Hope Institute Learning Academy, a private school with a CPS contract emphasizing services for special needs children.
  • Waller/North Division High School - Renamed to Lincoln Park High School in 1979.
  • Washburne Trade School - Closed in 1993; reopened in 1994 as part of the City Colleges of Chicago[1][2] before closing again in 1996.[2] The culinary trade program continues as Washburne Culinary Institute of Kennedy-King College. Washburne school building at 3233 W. 31st St., built in 1910 as the Liquid Carbonic Co. factory and housing the school from 1958 until closing,[2] was considered for landmark status as a Prairie School industrial building but suffered a fire in Feb. 2007[3] and was demolished by 2009.[2] Converted to a vocational training school in 1919,[4] Washburne was home to Chicago trade union apprentice programs, students earned a high school diploma at the same time.[2][4][5]
  • Westcott Vocational High School - Renamed to Simeon Vocational High School in 1964.
  • (West Division) McKinley High School - Closed during the 1960s. The fate of the school is unknown.
  • Westinghouse Career Academy High School - Closed in 2009 to make way for a new Westinghouse High School(now selective enrollment) on the 3300 block of West Franklin Blvd.

Former elementary schools[edit]

  • Richard Wright Elementary School - Opened 1971 and closed 2004 due to fire.[6]
  • Spry Elementary School - The building was converted into the Spry Community School.
  • Katherine Lee Bates - Opened in 1960 and closed in 1979. In 1981 Tabernacle Christian Academy moved into that same building at, 1203 W. 109th Place Chicago IL and is currently in operation.
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • R.S. Abbott Elementary School Located on 3630 S Wells was opened in 1881 and closed in 2008. The building currently houses Air Force Academy High School.
  • Stockton Elementary School- renamed Courtenay Language Arts Center in 2013[where?]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gordon, Danielle (Sep 1994). "Washburne Update: Restraint of Trades". The Chicago Reporter. Retrieved Sep 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Last Days of Washburne". Forgotten Chicago. Jan 8, 2009. Retrieved Sep 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Chicagoland Watch List Property Suffers Damaging Fire". Landmarks Illinois. 2007. Retrieved Sep 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Lynch, La Risa (Sep 1994). "Washburne's Checkered Past". The Chicago Reporter. Retrieved Sep 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ Worthen, Helena (2002). Industrial Relations Research Association: Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting. Retrieved Sep 30, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help); |chapter= ignored (help)
  6. ^ Foley, Marybeth (Dec 2004). "Richard Wright Elementary dies by fire". Substance: the newspaper of public education in Chicago. Retrieved Sep 26, 2009. 

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