In September 2009, the Desegregation Consent Degree of 1980
was lifted. This means CPS schools may no longer use race
as a basis for admission.
A new admissions process will go into effect immediately.
This affects Franklin, as well as all Magnet Schools, Gifted
and Enriched Academic Programs and selective enrollment high
schools. This is a one-year policy, and will be evaluated
as the end of this admissions cycle.
The new plan calls for admission to these schools based on
socioeconomic criteria instead of race. Each student will
be placed in a tract based on their neighborhood's socioeconomic
score. The score is based on median family income, adult
educational attainment, percentage of owner-occupied homes,
percentage of single parent households and percentage of
households where a language besides English is spoken in
The new admission procedure for magnet schools are:
1. ALL siblings will be admitted.
2. 50% of the remaining seats will be filled by a proximity
lottery (1.5-mile radius) .
3. All remaining seats after proximity lottery will be filled
equally from each of the four socioeconomic tracts.
APPLICATION DEADLINE is the Middle of December!