|School Tier by Census Tract Chicago 2013-14|
|Enlarged view of Rogers Park/West Ridge section|
Scanning Rogers Park discussions on the internet this writer came across a discussion regarding the
Chicago Public Schools and the tier system by census tract. As with any bureacracy there is a byzantine
confusing way to figure out where your address is ranked in the tier system or you could just look at the map. Red is tier one, orange is tier two, yellow is tier three and green is tier four. Tier one is the worst and tier four is the best. Easy enough to understand as most real estate agents refer to the safe part of the city as the Green Zone (that borrowed from Iraq War) and Red generally means Danger. Atleast there are no red zones in Rogers Park, The orange zones do correspond with the roughest/most violent parts of Rogers Park and West Ridge (atleast with NOH -North of Howard and with adjacent to Warren Park).
How are these tiers determined?
1)Median family income
2)Percentage of single family houses
3)Percentage of homes where English is not primary language
4)Percentage of owner occupied homes
5)Level of education for adults
6)Achievement scores for students