Hidden overcrowding

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Overcrowding in a community can be masked if some schools are overcrowded and others are underutilized. In all, 60 out of 77 community areas have at least one overcrowded school, yet just 23 of the 60 qualify as overcrowded. These five communities have the most overcrowded schools of any under the overcrowding threshold.

Community
Overcrowded schools
Utilization
South Lawndale
9 of 16
78%
New City
5 of 13
79%
Chatham
3 of 7
75%
Irving Park
3 of 8
72%
West Pullman
3 of 11
72%