Chicago Public Schools Proposes 54 Schools for Closure, Six for Turnaround
Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune
The final Chicago Public Schools list of closures (54), turnarounds (6) and co-locations is out (it's also got the transition plans for each one and a schedule of community meetings). It'll actually result in the closure of 61 buildings, as Linda Lutton explains.
* The average racial mix of the schools being closed is 88.6% black, 9.2% Hispanic, and 0.6% white, compared to 41.6%/44.1%/8.8%.
* Five of the 54 schools being closed are majority Hispanic; the other 49 are majority black.
* The average low-income population of the schools being closed is 93.8 percent, compared to 87 percent overall.
* For the schools that have data going back to 2000 or 2001, the average drop in enrollment among the schools being closed is 47.4 percent.