Chicago's high-income high schools have highest vaccination rates
Vaccinations in CPS vary wildly: The district's highest-income schools show some of the highest rates, while low-income schools show some of the lowest.
- This is according to an Axios analysis of December vaccination and testing data obtained by Chalkbeat Chicago through public records requests.
Why it matters: CPS and the CTU are currently hammering out policies that will be applied uniformly in a district where COVID safety circumstances vary immensely.
- The data argues for a more nuanced approach based on circumstances on the ground.
Big takeaway: Majority Black high schools had an average vaccination rate of 28%, while majority Latino high schools averaged 57%. Grade schools have much lower rates.
- Dozens of schools showed vaccination rates under 10%.
- Some schools with high rates still have low weekly COVID testing enrollment.
- All of the top vaccinated schools are selective or partially selective enrollment schools.
Go deeper: Chalkbeat's full data set and analysis.
What's next: Axios has filed a public records request to CPS for updated vaccination and testing data through early January.
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