Report: Proviso School Districts Among Top Destinations For CPS Transfers

Thursday, January 4, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, “Chicago’s public schools lost more than 52,000 black students. Now, the school district, which was majority black for half a century, is on pace to become majority Latino.”

Many of those students are going to predominantly poor, black school districts in the south suburbs and northwest Indiana, the Report shows. In the last eight years, about one-third of the roughly 15,000 students who left predominantly poor and black Chicago public schools enrolled in predominantly poor and black schools elsewhere.

And three school districts in Proviso Township are among the top 25 school districts in the state receiving most of those transfers, data compiled and analyzed by the Reporter shows.

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Data by Chicago Reporter. Chart by Village Free Press 

Data compiled and analyzed by the Chicago Reporter shows that three school districts in Proviso Township — Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District 89, Bellwood District 88 and Proviso Township High Schools District 209 — took in more than 600 transfers from majority black and poor CPS schools between 2009-17.

Read the full Chicago Reporter article here. Take a look at all of the stories in the Chicago Reporter’s “Empty Schools, Empty Promises” series by clicking here. VFP

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2 thoughts on “Report: Proviso School Districts Among Top Destinations For CPS Transfers”

  1. The district truly needs to invest in aggressive truancy officers and hold out of district parents and students accountable for false enrollment.

  2. After reading this article, one of thing I find from a different perspective, is when Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago closed a lot of schools in the neighborhoods on the West Side and South Side, they’re now migrating to the West Suburbs and attend the high schools of Proviso East, Proviso West High Schools, or magnet school PMSA.

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