Building a Portfolio of Schools
City Schools' 82,000+ students are future artists and scientists, skilled tradespeople and entrepreneurs, teachers and managers, business owners, engaged citizens, problem solvers, leaders. They have different goals and dreams, and they need different support on their way to becoming the adults they were meant to be.
At City Schools, we recognize students' differences. Instead of a "one size fits all" approach, the district offers a "portfolio" of schools with different structures and programming. Students and families have the option to choose a school inside or outside of neighborhood boundaries. School leaders work with students, families, school staff, partners, and other stakeholders to decide how best to meet the needs of each school's unique students.
Learn here about different school types, so you can find the school that's right for you and your family.
- Neighborhood elementary and elementary/middle schools
- "Citywide" middle, middle/high, and high schools
- Charter schools
- Operator-run schools, including transformation and New Schools Initiative schools and schools managed under contract with external organizations
- Alternative programs for students who need specific support to stay on the graduation path
- Separate public day schools, serving students with disabilities
- Download the 2016-17 school list , showing all schools by type
Each year, City Schools reviews all its schools to ensure that they are meeting the needs of students, families and communities.