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Data: How many students are returning to your Chicago school?

The number of families that chose in-person learning varied widely by campus, and about 15,000 students did not make a selection at all.

A classroom of students at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy on reopening day
About 55,000 elementary students returned to Chicago campuses, including Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, on March 1, 2021.
Mila Koumpilova / Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago Public Schools expects 55,270 kindergarten through eighth grade students to return to classrooms over the next two weeks. But new data show there was still a question mark over what 15,000 students, or 7% of eligible learners, planned to do in the final days leading up to the district’s second reopening.

The city’s updated in-person learning data, shared with reporters over the weekend as Chicago prepared to reopen more classrooms beginning Monday, offers a picture of student choice in flux. As of Feb. 26, the total number of in-person learners had been revised down about 20% from original projections of 77,000 to 60,278. That meant that just under a third of eligible students, or 29%, opted for in-person learning, 63% planned to continue learning remotely, and 7% did not respond.

But at hundreds of campuses, there were families who had not indicated preferences yet. The district said children whose families did not select a learning preference were automatically re-enrolled in remote learning programs — though January analysis of a smaller data set, for prekindergarten and special education students, showed that about 12% did not attend school remotely or in-person the first week, underscoring concerns about the long-term toll of the pandemic on vulnerable children.

A district spokesman said outreach to families who did not respond to surveys was managed centrally but individual schools also conducted campaigns.

Chalkbeat Chicago’s analysis of the latest enrollment data from the January and March reopening waves shows that children at majority Black and majority Latino campuses tended to select in-person learning at rates around the 29% district average. Students at majority white campuses were much more likely, at 63%, to say they planned to return.

The analysis also showed a relationship between the percentage of students who identify as living in poverty and whether they planned to return. At schools where fewer than a quarter of children receive free or reduced price lunch, 57% of students were likely to return.But about 24% of students were likely to return at schools where three-quarters of the student body or more qualify for subsidized lunch, a proxy for poverty.

But numbers varied widely by school, even some with similar demographics. Scroll down to find the percentage of students returning to your school.

Officials said Monday they are optimistic that more families will select a hybrid learning option when the fourth quarter begins in April. Families will be asked to make their selection in the coming weeks, schools chief Janice Jackson said Monday.

Whether schools have enough staff to safely reopen continues to be an open question. The district said its latest count of teachers with accommodations was around 6,000, and it was halfway to its goal of hiring 1,000 new substitutes. Jackson acknowledged Monday that some schools have run into issues with staffing, but said the district is working to resolve them.

The number of students who choose in-person learning likely will continue to be fluid. About 60% of pre-K and special education students who said they would return to campuses in January actually did. Chicago has already revised down its count of elementary school students expected in the next two weeks, as parents have changed their minds due to changing schedules and teacher shuffling and health and safety concerns.

To see how many students are slated to return to your campus, use the lookup tool below.

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29% of elementary and middle school students expected to return to in-person learning

School name Grade level Learn at school No response
School name Grade level Learn at school No response
ADDAMS ES 32% 3%
AGASSIZ ES 31% 13%
ALBANY PARK MS 40% 5%
ALCOTT ES ES 65% 3%
ALDRIDGE ES 26% 40%
ARIEL ES 33% 18%
ARMOUR ES 30% 6%
ARMSTRONG G ES 29% 0%
ASHBURN ES 26% 0%
ASHE ES 30% 17%
AUDUBON ES 67% 0%
AVALON PARK ES 43% 0%
AVONDALE-LOGANDALE ES 25% 0%
AZUELA ES 16% 0%
BARNARD ES 36% 0%
BARRY ES 7% 45%
BARTON ES 25% 0%
BASS ES 12% 0%
BATEMAN ES 19% 23%
BEARD ES 46% 0%
BEASLEY ES 32% 31%
BEAUBIEN ES 33% 13%
BEETHOVEN ES 45% 0%
BEIDLER ES 40% 0%
BELDING ES 40% 5%
BELL ES 50% 0%
BELMONT-CRAGIN ES 15% 6%
BENNETT ES 19% 47%
BLACK ES 26% 10%
BLAINE ES 68% 0%
BLAIR ES 52% 0%
BOND ES 15% 53%
BOONE ES 11% 0%
BOUCHET ES 28% 16%
BRADWELL ES 16% 2%
BRENNEMANN ES 37% 0%
BRENTANO ES 19% 10%
BRIDGE ES 39% 0%
BRIGHT ES 1% 64%
BRIGHTON PARK ES 30% 4%
BRONZEVILLE CLASSICAL ES 51% 8%
BROWN R ES 32% 23%
BROWN W ES 45% 1%
BROWNELL ES 53% 0%
BRUNSON ES 26% 4%
BUDLONG ES 21% 19%
BURBANK ES 14% 0%
BURKE ES 21% 60%
BURLEY ES 75% 0%
BURNHAM ES 27% 0%
BURNSIDE ES 32% 9%
BURR ES 59% 5%
BURROUGHS ES 23% 3%
BYRNE ES 45% 0%
CALDWELL ES 11% 0%
CALMECA ES 15% 9%
CAMERON ES 19% 42%
CAMRAS ES 30% 2%
CANTY ES 41% 4%
CARDENAS ES 22% 0%
CARNEGIE ES 22% 0%
CARROLL ES 29% 0%
CARSON ES 24% 3%
CARTER ES 16% 43%
CARVER G ES 31% 0%
CASALS ES 23% 0%
CASSELL ES 68% 0%
CATHER ES 40% 0%
CHALMERS ES 40% 1%
CHAPPELL ES 36% 0%
CHASE ES 14% 7%
CHAVEZ ES 19% 1%
CHICAGO ACADEMY ES ES 37% 0%
CHOPIN ES 21% 8%
CHRISTOPHER ES 12% 0%
CLAREMONT ES 45% 0%
CLARK ES ES 32% 3%
CLAY ES 26% 29%
CLEVELAND ES 20% 35%
CLINTON ES 22% 6%
CLISSOLD ES 44% 8%
COLEMON ES 31% 0%
COLES ES 52% 0%
COLUMBIA EXPLORERS ES 11% 21%
COLUMBUS ES 44% 5%
COOK ES 22% 10%
COONLEY ES 65% 0%
COOPER ES 8% 0%
CORKERY ES 14% 0%
COURTENAY ES 22% 0%
CROWN ES 31% 6%
CUFFE ES 16% 0%
CULLEN ES 11% 40%
CURTIS ES 15% 65%
DALEY ES 25% 0%
DARWIN ES 28% 0%
DAVIS M ES 28% 26%
DAVIS N ES 15% 2%
DAWES ES 26% 5%
DE DIEGO ES 35% 0%
DECATUR ES 37% 1%
DENEEN ES 20% 48%
DEPRIEST ES 46% 17%
DETT ES 43% 16%
DEVER ES 50% 0%
DEWEY ES 42% 0%
DIRKSEN ES 40% 16%
DISNEY ES 36% 0%
DISNEY II ES ES 45% 0%
DIXON ES 37% 13%
DOOLITTLE ES 46% 0%
DORE ES 40% 0%
DRAKE ES 25% 0%
DRUMMOND ES 50% 3%
DUBOIS ES 18% 63%
DULLES ES 37% 0%
DUNNE ES 19% 41%
DURKIN PARK ES 32% 0%
DVORAK ES 37% 0%
EARHART ES 28% 9%
EARLE ES 20% 59%
EBERHART ES 21% 0%
EBINGER ES 75% 0%
EDGEBROOK ES 74% 5%
EDISON ES 36% 3%
EDISON PARK ES 64% 0%
EDWARDS ES 16% 0%
ELLINGTON ES 28% 0%
ERICSON ES 37% 0%
ESMOND ES 26% 0%
EVERETT ES 15% 0%
EVERGREEN MS 32% 0%
EVERS ES 35% 0%
FAIRFIELD ES 26% 0%
FALCONER ES 18% 5%
FARADAY ES 25% 0%
FARNSWORTH ES 36% 0%
FERNWOOD ES 49% 0%
FIELD ES 38% 0%
FINKL ES 22% 0%
FISKE ES 27% 32%
FORT DEARBORN ES 21% 0%
FOSTER PARK ES 41% 0%
FRANKLIN ES 48% 1%
FRAZIER PROSPECTIVE ES 36% 24%
FULLER ES 36% 0%
FULTON ES 15% 52%
FUNSTON ES 22% 13%
GALE ES 41% 4%
GALILEO ES 32% 0%
GALLISTEL ES 17% 0%
GARVEY ES 44% 0%
GARVY ES 54% 4%
GARY ES 12% 1%
GILLESPIE ES 22% 0%
GOETHE ES 24% 21%
GOUDY ES 19% 27%
GRAHAM ES ES 25% 0%
GRAY ES 13% 0%
GREELEY ES 18% 24%
GREEN ES 19% 0%
GREENE ES 31% 0%
GREGORY ES 19% 0%
GRESHAM ES 37% 0%
GRIMES ES 22% 0%
GRISSOM ES 18% 17%
GUNSAULUS ES 6% 7%
HAINES ES 12% 1%
HALE ES 40% 0%
HALEY ES 26% 0%
HAMILTON ES 68% 0%
HAMLINE ES 19% 0%
HAMMOND ES 15% 47%
HAMPTON ES 33% 0%
HANSON PARK ES 5% 0%
HARTE ES 32% 0%
HARVARD ES 36% 0%
HAUGAN ES 12% 14%
HAWTHORNE ES 55% 3%
HAY ES 38% 0%
HAYT ES 20% 0%
HEALY ES 10% 0%
HEARST ES 23% 21%
HEDGES ES 26% 44%
HEFFERAN ES 23% 21%
HENDERSON ES 20% 56%
HENDRICKS ES 26% 45%
HENRY ES 26% 0%
HERNANDEZ MS 21% 0%
HERZL ES 32% 0%
HIBBARD ES 21% 0%
HIGGINS ES 43% 1%
HITCH ES 47% 0%
HOLDEN ES 30% 8%
HOLMES ES 55% 0%
HOWE ES 40% 0%
HOYNE ES 33% 0%
HUGHES C ES 35% 0%
HUGHES L ES 29% 0%
HURLEY ES 26% 3%
INTER-AMERICAN ES 33% 1%
IRVING ES 26% 2%
JACKSON A ES 39% 0%
JACKSON M ES 18% 0%
JAHN ES 41% 4%
JAMIESON ES 35% 0%
JENSEN ES 41% 15%
JOHNSON ES 34% 0%
JOPLIN ES 33% 32%
JORDAN ES 31% 1%
JUNGMAN ES 25% 0%
KANOON ES 26% 0%
KELLER ES 38% 0%
KELLMAN ES 41% 0%
KELLOGG ES 37% 0%
KERSHAW ES 59% 0%
KILMER ES 16% 0%
KING ES ES 31% 17%
KINZIE ES 41% 0%
KIPLING ES 28% 32%
KOZMINSKI ES 24% 2%
LANGFORD ES 44% 0%
LARA ES 13% 0%
LASALLE ES 43% 0%
LASALLE II ES 35% 0%
LAVIZZO ES 24% 0%
LAWNDALE ES 40% 5%
LEE ES 13% 0%
LELAND ES 38% 0%
LENART ES 34% 0%
LEWIS ES 13% 0%
LIBBY ES 21% 0%
LINCOLN ES 57% 0%
LITTLE VILLAGE ES 12% 0%
LLOYD ES 14% 0%
LOCKE J ES 32% 4%
LORCA ES 20% 0%
LOVETT ES 34% 0%
LOWELL ES 18% 0%
LOZANO ES 25% 8%
LYON ES 13% 0%
MADERO MS 6% 0%
MADISON ES 38% 33%
MANIERRE ES 17% 0%
MANN ES 31% 5%
MARQUETTE ES 21% 16%
MARSH ES 22% 32%
MASON ES 34% 28%
MAYER ES 68% 0%
MAYS ES 24% 20%
MCAULIFFE ES 20% 28%
MCCLELLAN ES 34% 0%
MCCORMICK ES 6% 21%
MCCUTCHEON ES 27% 0%
MCDADE ES 25% 1%
MCDOWELL ES 35% 5%
MCKAY ES 24% 0%
MCNAIR ES 36% 0%
MCPHERSON ES 35% 0%
MELODY ES 8% 67%
METCALFE ES 22% 46%
MIRELES ES 33% 0%
MITCHELL ES 40% 1%
MOLLISON ES 36% 1%
MONROE ES 19% 12%
MOOS ES 36% 0%
MORRILL ES 14% 0%
MORTON ES 9% 32%
MOUNT GREENWOOD ES 83% 0%
MOUNT VERNON ES 52% 0%
MOZART ES 8% 12%
MURPHY ES 33% 0%
MURRAY ES 29% 0%
NASH ES 37% 16%
NATIONAL TEACHERS ES 40% 6%
NEIL ES 37% 0%
NETTELHORST ES 50% 0%
NEW FIELD ES 42% 0%
NEW SULLIVAN ES 36% 0%
NEWBERRY ES 26% 20%
NICHOLSON ES 19% 1%
NIGHTINGALE ES 22% 0%
NINOS HEROES ES 45% 39%
NIXON ES 20% 14%
NOBEL ES 18% 16%
NORTH RIVER ES 24% 0%
NORTHWEST MS 21% 6%
NORWOOD PARK ES 72% 0%
OGDEN ES ES 41% 4%
OGLESBY ES 15% 1%
OKEEFFE ES 19% 29%
ONAHAN ES 70% 0%
ORIOLE PARK ES 66% 2%
OROZCO ES 21% 0%
ORTIZ DE DOMINGUEZ ES 14% 21%
OTIS ES 9% 2%
OTOOLE ES 22% 52%
OWEN ES 28% 1%
OWENS ES 35% 1%
PALMER ES 33% 0%
PARK MANOR ES 21% 1%
PARKER ES 15% 1%
PARKSIDE ES 38% 0%
PASTEUR ES 12% 0%
PECK ES 19% 0%
PEIRCE ES 34% 0%
PENN ES 25% 44%
PEREZ ES 23% 0%
PERSHING ES 39% 0%
PETERSON ES 35% 2%
PICCOLO ES 34% 0%
PICKARD ES 22% 0%
PILSEN ES 12% 0%
PIRIE ES 24% 17%
PLAMONDON ES 48% 0%
POE ES 24% 2%
PORTAGE PARK ES 31% 20%
POWELL ES 22% 42%
PRESCOTT ES 36% 4%
PRIETO ES 16% 5%
PRITZKER ES 30% 17%
PRUSSING ES 36% 2%
PULASKI ES 34% 0%
PULLMAN ES 14% 0%
RANDOLPH ES 31% 27%
RAVENSWOOD ES 35% 3%
RAY ES 28% 10%
REAVIS ES 36% 26%
REILLY ES 10% 24%
REINBERG ES 30% 0%
REVERE ES 34% 43%
RICHARDSON MS 19% 0%
ROBINSON ES 49% 27%
ROGERS ES 32% 5%
RUDOLPH ES 21% 0%
RUGGLES ES 22% 29%
RUIZ ES 28% 0%
RYDER ES 14% 53%
SABIN ES 22% 0%
SADLOWSKI ES 21% 13%
SALAZAR ES 8% 0%
SANDOVAL ES 11% 24%
SAUCEDO ES 33% 0%
SAUGANASH ES 57% 0%
SAWYER ES 16% 13%
SAYRE ES 26% 0%
SCAMMON ES 12% 27%
SCHMID ES 24% 9%
SCHUBERT ES 28% 1%
SEWARD ES 30% 0%
SHERIDAN ES 31% 11%
SHERMAN ES 36% 0%
SHERWOOD ES 29% 40%
SHIELDS ES 9% 10%
SHIELDS MIDDLE MS 9% 0%
SHOESMITH ES 45% 1%
SHOOP ES 39% 0%
SKINNER ES 32% 15%
SKINNER NORTH ES 43% 7%
SMITH ES 24% 0%
SMYSER ES 32% 0%
SMYTH ES 36% 0%
SOLOMON ES 46% 0%
SOR JUANA ES 41% 0%
SOUTH LOOP ES 26% 18%
SOUTH SHORE ES ES 24% 0%
SPENCER ES 15% 0%
SPRY ES ES 4% 0%
STAGG ES 11% 20%
STEM ES 23% 14%
STEVENSON ES 20% 5%
STOCK ES 77% 0%
STONE ES 34% 0%
STOWE ES 36% 0%
SUDER ES 25% 4%
SUMNER ES 50% 0%
SUTHERLAND ES 48% 0%
SWIFT ES 21% 0%
TALCOTT ES 35% 0%
TALMAN ES 17% 20%
TANNER ES 23% 0%
TARKINGTON ES 10% 0%
TAYLOR ES 37% 0%
TELPOCHCALLI ES 3% 32%
THOMAS ES 13% 0%
THORP J ES 48% 1%
THORP O ES 45% 10%
TILL ES 16% 61%
TILTON ES 16% 42%
TONTI ES 17% 0%
TURNER-DREW ES 29% 30%
TWAIN ES 24% 0%
VANDERPOEL ES 30% 0%
VICK ES 60% 0%
VOLTA ES 14% 34%
VON LINNE ES 27% 6%
WACKER ES 29% 0%
WADSWORTH ES 35% 0%
WALSH ES 37% 1%
WARD J ES 13% 1%
WARD L ES 30% 0%
WARREN ES 21% 0%
WASHINGTON G ES ES 32% 0%
WASHINGTON H ES ES 25% 0%
WATERS ES 45% 10%
WEBSTER ES 41% 5%
WELLS ES ES 20% 0%
WENTWORTH ES 25% 35%
WEST PARK ES 6% 0%
WEST RIDGE ES 17% 36%
WESTCOTT ES 13% 42%
WHISTLER ES 31% 20%
WHITE ES 22% 0%
WHITNEY ES 13% 34%
WHITTIER ES 9% 2%
WILDWOOD ES 71% 0%
WOODLAWN ES 24% 0%
WOODSON ES 26% 44%
YATES ES 37% 0%
YOUNG ES ES 39% 0%
ZAPATA ES 5% 0%
Source: Chicago Public Schools

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