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Wed Oct 27, 2021, 01:12 PM

 

Transfers to private schools, suburban districts, homeschooling spur latest CPS enrollment drop

Transfers to private schools, suburban districts, homeschooling spur latest CPS enrollment drop
Chicago Sun Times

The school system suffered its 10th consecutive year of falling enrollment, now down to 330,000 from last year’s 341,000, according to a tally on the 20th day of this school year.

Chicago Public Schools’ latest enrollment drop was spurred largely by students leaving the city for schools in the suburbs, downstate or entirely out of the state, plus children moving to city private schools, parents opting for homeschooling or kids falling off the district’s radar, new data released Wednesday shows.

The number of students falling into one of those categories totaled almost 26,000 and left CPS hanging on by a thread to its status as the third-largest district in the nation. The school system suffered its 10th consecutive year of falling enrollment, now down to 330,000 from last year’s 341,000, according to a tally on the 20th day of this school year.

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Not explicitly mentioned in the article, but there's also an over all drop in the population for the city.

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