Local Enrollment for Neighborhood High Schools
Thanks to HSObsessed for passing on WBEZ’s Tweet with this interesting data on the % of students at each neighborhood high school who live within the school’s boundaries.
I’ve included those with 1000 students or more and highlighted those with high and low local enrollment. As HSO points out, on the north side, LVHS and Amundsen have a very low share of local students, while Senn seems to be attracting the neighborhood families (despite having selective programs (IB and arts.))
I think this is also interesting given the “sorting” article we just discussed. that even aside from the SEHS, there is sorting going on. Lots of kids are travelling out of their own neighborhoods to other high schools, meaning a neighborhood HS is not a neighborhood HS in the eyes of many Chicago families. There is some kind of motivation to seek out a different (better) option.
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