WebExtra: Schools slated to close

Print More

CPS CEO Arne Duncan announced plans to close, phase out, relocate or consolidate 11 underutilized schools. The under-enrolled schools are:

• Gladstone, 1231 S. Damen Ave., which has just 287 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8th. The school building would close and students would be reassigned to Smyth Magnet, 1059 W. 13th Place, about 1.25 miles away, and Plamondon, 2642 W. 15th Place, just over 1 mile away, or attend other nearby schools.

• Johns Middle, 6936 S. Hermitage Ave., which has 308 students in grades 4 through 8, and Miles Davis, 6723 S. Wood St., which has 306 students in a pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade, would be folded into the new magnet school, Miles Davis, 6740 S. Paulina, slated to open this fall about a half mile away from both schools.

• Andersen, 1148 N. Honore St., with about 580 pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade students, would be phased out. All students who would have attended this school will attend Pritzker, 2009 W. Schiller St., about a half mile away.

• Midway, 5434 S. Lockwood Ave., which has just 90 students in 2nd through 8th grades, would close and the students would be sent to their neighborhood schools.

• Carver Middle, 801 E. 133rd Place, which has 244 students in 5th through 8th grades, would consolidate with its feeder school, Carver Primary, 901 E. 133rd Place, which is next door.

• De La Cruz, 2317 W. 23rd Place, with 102 7th- and 8th-graders, would be consolidated with Finkl, 2332 S. Western Ave., a few blocks away.

• Abbott, 3630 S. Wells St., which has 99 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, would be consolidated with Graham, 4436 S. Union Ave., more than a mile and a half away.

• Irving Park Middle School, 3815 N. Kedvale Ave., which has 348 students in grades 7 and 8, would be phased out. New students would attend Marshall Middle, 3900 N. Lawndale Ave., about one mile away.

• Edison Regional Gifted, 6220 N. Olcott Ave., which serves 274 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, would share a building with Albany Park Multicultural, 4929 N. Sawyer Ave., nearly seven miles away. Edison would remain a regional gifted center at the new location and both schools would retain their own identities.

• Roque DeDuprey, 1405 N. Washtenaw Ave., with an enrollment of 235 in grades 1 through 8, would be relocated to Von Humboldt, 2620 W. Hirsch St., one block away.