Chicago Public Schools Enrollment Declines by About 10K - NBC Chicago
Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

Chicago Public Schools Enrollment Declines by About 10K

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count


    Deep Dish: The Latest Political Headlines

    Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern discuss the latest political headlines out of Illinois. (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Enrollment in Chicago Public Schools is down by nearly 10,000 students from a year ago.

    The school district announced Friday that 371,382 students attend public schools, including privately run charter schools.

    Last year's head count was 381,349, down about 10,000 from the previous school year. The district planned on an enrollment decline of about 8,000 students for this year.

    In 2002, the district's enrollment was 438,589.

    Democrats Release Memo to Counter GOP's FBI Claims

    [NATL-NY] Democrats Release Memo to Counter GOP's FBI Claims

    A redacted, declassified memo released by Democrats on the House intelligence committee Saturday aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have pushed for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, abusing a secret surveillance process to spy on one of his operatives in its Russia investigation. Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018)

    District officials blame much of the steady decline in the number of students on falling birthrates and slower immigration patterns. They also point to the exodus of residents from the city's South and West sides.

    Despite the decline in enrollment, the school district will raise property taxes by more than 8 percent. The revenue will go to the teacher pension fund and infrastructure projects.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android