CPS has not announced any specific school closings yet, but according to the criteria it released last week, several Uptown schools meet the guidelines for closure. According to the Tribune, they can be summed up as: "Don't close any high schools. Don't close schools with more than 600 kids. Don't close middling schools that are "on the rise" academically. Don't close schools that have already gone through consolidations. Don't close schools that are adding grades. Don't close schools that are close to "efficient" capacity. Don't close the best-performing schools."
The Sun-Times crunched some numbers and came up with an unofficial list of 137 schools that could be closed in accordance with those policies. They include
- Stockton (performing at Level 3 academically, with 47 percent of ideal enrollment);
- Brennemann (performing at Level 2 academically, with 51 percent of ideal enrollment); and
- Stewart (performing at Level 2 academically, with 41 percent of ideal enrollment).