Here in Chicago, a student’s chance of getting into the city’s top, selective schools depends on where he or she lives.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic “tiers.” On average, people from Tier 1 areas make less money and have less education, and people from Tier 4 areas make more money and have more education.
CPS requires selective schools to reserve the same number of spots for the students from each tier.
To help parents and students navigate this system, OpenCity developed a tool that helps you find the CPS tier for where you live.
So check it out! We hope you find it useful.