Chicago Public Schools drop to fourth-largest school district in nation
CHICAGO - Official enrollment figures show Chicago Public Schools is down to 322,000 students this year, pushing it down a notch to the fourth-largest U.S. school district.
CPS now trails Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, which saw its enrollment increase to 325,000.
Enrollment in CPS this fall dropped by 8,000 students, which is less than some had feared.
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CPS officials said enrollment declined in elementary schools but held steady in high schools. Preschool enrollment is up by 6%.
Enrollment in CPS is down 81,000 students over the last decade.