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Chicago Public Schools To Close, Consolidate Schools

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 12, 2009 10:45PM

2009_01_12_CPS.gif In what they claim is a move to improve academic performance, Chicago Public Schools have announced they'll be doing a major reshuffling of schools, including consolidating some and closing others altogether. A vote on the closings is expected January 28, though groups of angry parents are already planning a protest. WBEZ has the story here, as well as the break down of what's happening to which school after the jump.



  • Carpenter: Students will go to Ogden, Talcott and Lozano.
  • Las Casas Occup. High School: Students will go to neighborhood schools.
  • Nia Foundation: Students go to neighborhood schools.
  • Peabody: Students will go to Ogden, Talcott and Lozano.
  • Princeton: Students will go to neighborhood schools.
  • South Chicago: Students will go to neighborhood schools.


  • Abbott: Merged into Hendrix.
  • Davis Developmental Center: Merged with Hughes in a new building.
  • Global Vision High School: Merged into New Millennium.
  • Medill: Merged into Smith-Joyner.
  • Schiller: Merged into Jenner.

Phasing Out

  • Key: Students will go to Ellington.
  • Lathrop: Students will go to Johnson and Lawndale.
  • Hamilton: Students will go to Blaine, Burley and Audubon.
  • Reed: Students will go to Banneker, Parker and Nicholson.
  • Best Practice High School.

Turning Around (staff to be replaced)

  • Bethune.
  • Curtis.
  • Dulles.
  • Fenger High School.
  • Holmes.
  • Johnson.
  • Lavizzo.
  • Ross.
  • Yale.