1. How many students in any given geographic community area of Chicago end up completing high school and college?
2. How do high school graduation, college enrollment, and college completion rates differ by community area and/or by high school?
Ensuring that each and every student reaches their goals for high school and college graduation is central to educational equity. However, while attainment outcomes are reported for every high school in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), it is not known how many students who live in any given geographic community area of Chicago end up completing high school and college. This report provides new, descriptive analyses that use the lens of where CPS students live, rather than where they attend high school, to understand high school graduation, college enrollment, and college completion rates.
In 2019, high school graduation rates were similar across community areas; in most community areas the rates were between 70 and 90 percent. However, the rates for the same students by high school ranged from 49 percent to 99 percent.
In almost every community area in Chicago, more than 50 percent of 2019 high school graduates enrolled in a two-year or four-year college immediately after graduating from high school.
Unlike high school graduation and college enrollment rates, the two-year and four-year college completion rates varied widely by community area.
Explore additional data points and findings using the To&Through Milestones Tool, by community area.