Spring 2019 ES Lottery results

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  • #9404 Reply


    Let’s get 2019 rolling:

    Applied to kindergarten, neighborhood school is Nettelhorst which we’re happy about but would’ve loved to get into Hawthorne.

    Hawthorne – proximity – waitlist 49 (any chance?)

    LaSalle – tier 4 – waitlist 63

    Agassiz – general – waitlist 218

  • #9408 Reply


    Oh, yelp, we didn’t get any offers.  I’m not sure what the chances are, getting into a Magnet vs. Magnet Cluster vs. Open Enrollment School off the waitlist…  I’m not listing anything where we were over 200 on the waitlist!!


    Alcott  (OE) 39

    Audubon (Magnet Cluster) 95

    Brentano  (OE) 24

    Burr  (Magnet Cluster) 40

    Disney II (Magnet Tier 3)  133

    Hamilton (Magnet Cluster) 93

    Hawthorne (Magnet) 135

    LaSalle II (Magnet Tier 3) 24   [… will that get us in??]

    Pulaski (Magnet Cluster) 108


    Any thoughts are welcome.  Thanks!


    • #9424 Reply


      My daughter was #14 for Kindergarten several years ago (she’s going into 5th now at a private school) and got an offer a few days after school began. We were tier 3 then.

      • #9425 Reply


        Sorry – for LII!

  • #9423 Reply


    Tier 2, PK-3, WL #7 at Drummond 🙏🏼 Any anectdotal hopeful stories out there?

    • #9437 Reply


      we’re #11 on the drummond pk3 wait list (proximity)… the messages from last year on this thread don’t seem optimistic about drummond, but I was told someone who was #9 on the Suder pk3 list last year got in just before the school year started.

      • #9455 Reply


        Gah. I’d bet that Drummond moves less than Suder. This is almost worst than being #999 because then we could just forget about it and move on.

      • #9490 Reply


        We’re #12 on the Suder pk3 wait list. kmf’s post gives me a little hope. Sigh.

  • #9426 Reply


    Was he originally WL’d at Drummond? How do you like it? My son is #7 so I’m not too hopeful, but trying to keep the faith!

    • #9461 Reply


      He was accepted from the beginning. Last year, I believe something around 22 spots (I can’t recall exactly) out of the available 36 PreK3 spots (at Drummond) were given to siblings which means they only accepted around 14 non-sibling kids total. I doubt the waitlist moved, if, at all.

      Suder seemed to move much more.

      I wonder how many siblings spots were used this year.

      Sorry, wish I had better odds to tell you.


  • #9428 Reply



    These are my guesses…For fun

    Alcott  (OE) 39 – Maybe/Yes

    Audubon (Magnet Cluster) 95

    Brentano  (OE) 24- Yes

    Burr  (Magnet Cluster) 40- Yes

    Disney II (Magnet Tier 3)  133- not sure

    Hamilton (Magnet Cluster) 93- No

    Hawthorne (Magnet) 135- No

    LaSalle II (Magnet Tier 3) 24  [… will that get us in??]- Yes

    Pulaski (Magnet Cluster) 108- probably

    • #9429 Reply


      Thanks, 3X and Yesto.  It’s hard to knuckle down and wait.  We would love to get in to LII, it sounds like maybe we’re a little high, but I will have my fingers crossed.

  • #9430 Reply


    Applied for Kindergarten.

    Goethe – offered and accepted

    Talcott – offered and declined

    Waitlists at other schools we like:

    LaSalle II – 41

    Pritzker – 194

    Pulaski – 24

    Columbus – 101

    Mitchell – 20

    Jackson – 25

    Also got decent waitlist positions at Ogden (#9) and Coonley (#20) but those would be tough logistically.

    Any Goethe parents out there?? Would you recommend?


  • #9431 Reply

    SL Mom

    For 5th Grade, waitlisted:

    Hawthorn 35

    Ogden 43

    Galileo 52

    Do we have a chance?


  • #9432 Reply

    Mom of two

    For selective enrollment, is there any way to find out where we stand once we decline our seat? My son was accepted at Bronzeville classical but wished he was accepted at our first choice. Any thoughts?

    • #9497 Reply

      NTA Mom

      Unfortunately, there’s no way. Logistically, after kids accept or decline first round, everyone gets reshuffled depending on people’s scores and second choices, so any “waitlist number” given now would be completely irrelevant after the first round offers close.

      If you tell us your kid’s scores and the other schools at your list, we can guess at his/her chances solely based on previous years’ numbers.

  • #9433 Reply

    New K Dad

    DRUMMOND – Magnet: Waitlist General 28

    Any idea what the chances are my 5 year old will get an offer for kindergarten at Drummond from number 28, General? Thanks!

    • #9494 Reply

      jen W

      @New K Dad — Just my experience. ..Drummond  in 2017 for PK-3 we were 22..proximity. No call.  Last we tried again for 2018.. PK-4 We were +100 waitlist general. Again no call

      • #9535 Reply

        New K Dad

        Thanks so much for the info 🙂

  • #9457 Reply


    our results for 1st grade:

    suder- offered


    drummond general waitlist- 6

    agassiz general waitlist- 8

    hamilton general waitlist- 12

    waters general waitlist- 18

    blaine general waitlist- 67

    mayer general waitlist- 90

    ravenswood general waitlist- 94


    we’re going to accept at suder, but hoping for an offer anywhere else. we liked suder a lot, but were hoping to live closer to school and have more of a neighborhood community.

    i feel like agassiz is probably our best shot based on the numbers and what i’ve heard about waitlist movement in the past.



  • #9459 Reply

    jen W






    Burley 34-General-. Odds?

    Franklin -9 Tier 4

    Lincoln – 1 General

    Alcott – 50***

    Anyone with stories about waitlist odds for Burley or Alcott?

    Also thoughts on Agassiz  or Goethe?

    Or insights on any of these schools?

    • #9493 Reply


      Hi Jen W — I don’t have experience, but have thoughts on Alcott…

      First:  It seems like a wonderful school.  I was very impressed with their Mandarin program which seems much more focused on real fluency than some other school’s language programs.  And I was deeply impressed by the Assistant Principal we heard speak, and the classrooms we saw.  I saw signs of consistent organization, student work, lots of color, student involvement, community and parental investment, rigor in curriculum — including a dedicated science class starting in kindergarten.  Well, overall, top notch.

      Second:  When we toured the school earlier in April, I wandered into a room with two other families from the tour.  Both families weren’t in the boundary, but planned to move in.

      My guess is —

      1.  There won’t be a lot of waitlist movement, because most folks will accept Alcott’s initial offer, unless they prefer a school on a SEES track.

      2.  There won’t be a lot of waitlist movement, because Alcott will fill up from families within its boundaries, especially because some people will move into the boundary just to get into Alcott.

      These thoughts make me sad, but with a flicker of unquenchable hope, because we too hope to get into Alcott off the waitlist.

  • #9501 Reply


    For 1st Grade…

    Disney – 56

    Disney II – 6

    Galileo – 30

    Newberry – 47

    Curious if any of you know if the Disney II waiting list has historically moved for 1st Grade?

  • #9502 Reply


    I received a robo-message from CPS today saying that we are no longer eligible to apply for Oscar Mayer (prek) due to restructuring.  I assume it had to do with that article posted last year about how they were only accepting the neighborhood rich kids.  I couldn’t find any recent news on this.  Does anyone have any information?



  • #9504 Reply


    Lots of good information here: http://mayermagnet.org/lsc/inspector-general-report/

    There is a Community Forum with CPS Leadership
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 6:30pm @ Mayer Gymnasium

    “Please join us for a Community Forum with CPS Chief of Education LaTanya McDade to discuss the Chicago Board of Education’s Inspector General report regarding Mayer’s programming.  We will have a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session.”

  • #9505 Reply


    We got an offer from Decatur, but also two #1 spots on the general waitlist (for first grade) from schools that were very interested in

    Ravenswood #1 General

    Lincoln #1 General

    My kiddo went to preschool at Ravenswood and I know they had huge kindergarten classes this year so I’m not optimistic.

    Any way to see if there’s been movement on waitlists for either of these schools in the last few years? We enrolled my kiddo in a private school for Kindergarten but I really don’t think it’s a long term option for us, so I’m looking to transition him to a CPS school. My partner works in Lincoln Park so that school is particularly convenient, but I’m thinking they don’t have many, if any, spots for children outside their boundaries.

    Thanks in advance for any insight!

    • #9508 Reply

      jen W


      Wait my listing states waitlist for lincoln as 1 General. Are there multiple #1?  on the waitlist?



      • #9509 Reply

        jen W

        Sorry.. we are kindergarten.

        • #9515 Reply


          yeah, I saw your post and I got confused too and then realized it was another grade. Lol.

      • #9796 Reply


        Has there been any movement at Lincoln, for any grades?

    • #9556 Reply


      Hi Kelly,

      I saw you mentioned you got an offer from Decatur. May I ask your scores? Our twins also for 1st grade – one got an offer from Decatur and one not. My daughter’s scores are 98 in reading and 94 in math. We are desperately seeking information if there is any possibility that she can get an offer in later rounds. Otherwise the commute would kill us with two kids going to schools in two directions. We may have to turn down Decatur for my son. Thank you so much!

      • #9629 Reply


        Certainly. My son got a 99 in reading and a 98 in math.

  • #9507 Reply

    Jamie C Tapia

    Greeley and Jahn – offered

    Blaine – 30

    Newberry – 9

    Agassiz – 6

    Lasalle II – 33

    Results for my soon to be kindergartener – I’m not from this state so no idea how/whys of this system.  Applied for schools nearby as I’ve witnessed violence at our neighborhood school.  When do we hear about waitlisted schools? Anyone with a kid at Jahn or Greeley?


    • #9511 Reply


      My daughter is #9 at Newberry too! lol

      What the …..

      • #9518 Reply


        different grade?

        • #9522 Reply


          Newberry is a magnet school and for the K entry year, there can be up to 6 waitlists: Sibling, Proximity, Tiers 1-4 (each).  Then for upper attrition years they only have Sibling & General waitlists.

        • #9635 Reply


          Different grade. Just realized. 🙂

          • #9797 Reply

            Jamie C Tapia

            Just got offered Agassiz and Newberry as well.  They seem like way different schools… my kids’ preschool teach said he is gifted mathematically for his age… so Newberry would be a better choice, right?  Any Newberry parents out there?

  • #9510 Reply


    My kids are presently at a rapidly declining charter school, and I am jumping ship.

    My son was offered a spot in NTA’s gifted program, so thank goodness, that is a go!

    My daughter has no offers, but her waitlist numbers are pretty good (I hope). I went to LaSalle so I’m really biased, but they both started in montessori for PK and K, so I would be great with Drummond too.

    Any feedback/experience would be greatly appreciated! (Tier 3/outside neighborhood of all of these schools)

    * Drummond: #4  <— Will this happen???

    * Newberry: #9

    * Ogden: #28

    * Pritzker: #30

    * LaSalle: #32  <—- Could this possibly happen?

    * LaSalle II: #44


    • #9512 Reply


      My daughter is going into 2nd grade.

  • #9521 Reply


    Hi, based on what I’ve heard from other parents at that school – I have a 3rd grader there, a 49th at Hawthorne is unlikely. 🙁

  • #9536 Reply



    Disney – offered

    Lasalle – 12 (Tier 4)

    Ogden – 13  (General)

    Disney II – 11 (Tier 4)

    Jackson A – 83 (Tier 4)

    we live far from Disney but may accept there. What are our chances for LaSalle or Ogden though?

  • #9537 Reply


    My son is going into K

  • #9538 Reply


    Currently have my kindergartener at LaSalle 2. We LOVE it. Amazing school. Lmk if anyone has any questions on LaSalle 2. We were number 70/80ish last year, and didn’t get moved up until about a week or two before school started.

    pre-k 4 results are:

    Drummond-356 general

    inter-American-5 tiene 2E

    suder-137 general

    would have preferred Suder or Drummond because they’re closer to LaSalle 2. Will be withdrawing from inter-American waitlist. Logistically it doesn’t work.

    • #9544 Reply


      Hi Mamade2!  Thanks for the information about the LaSalle II waitlist.  You said you were at 70/80… What Tier was that?

      • #9680 Reply


        I can’t remember which tier this was. We were living super far south at the time. So definitely not proximity.

        After the waitlist opened up we were moved to 16. Then got a call about 2 weeks before the new school year started. Immediately jumped at the opportunity. We were going to do Galileo, but Lasalle just seemed to offer more.

    • #9636 Reply


      I love BOTH LaSalle and LaSalle II.

      This gives me great hope!

      #80ish and still got a call! Wow!

    • #9676 Reply


      Hi Mamade2 ,we are currently in PreK  at La SalleII and loving it too.It is our parameters school , but waitlisted to 194 place…Im only hoping for a miracle.

  • #9550 Reply


    I am doing lots of back and forth over our options for 1st grade next year.

    We were offered Nettelhorst

    Wait list:

    Andrew Jackson #10

    Skinner #12


    Burr #51

    Disney #30

    South loop #1

    Inter- American #42

    Pritzker# 15

    I listed these in order of preference as well, since were #1 for south loop I would probably choose them over Nettelhorst just because of logistics, but does anyone have any insight on how the top three list are moving? Why is this such a pain in the butt?

  • #9607 Reply


    We applied for Kindergarten and did not receive any offer. The two single-digit waitlist positions are:

    Mark Sheridan – Tier 4 #6

    Suder – #9

    Are either of these likely to materialize? Sheridan looks great from the web. Any parent with first hand experience?


    thank you!

    • #9724 Reply

      Proud Dad

      We applied to Sheridan for Kindergarten last year and were waitlisted at #3 on the Tier 4 list. We ended up getting an offer during Round 2. I think its possible you get an offer for Sheridan being #6 on the list. Good luck!

      • #9725 Reply


        thank you!

        If you don’t mind sharing, Do you recall approximately when you received the offer? Was it in May or June?

        How do you and your child like Sheridan so far?

        • #9727 Reply

          Proud Dad

          We declined the offer because my child got another offer from a SEES that we felt was a better fit. We got the offer about a week after they started offering seats to students on the waitlist. I’m not sure exactly when it was, but it had to be sometime around the middle of May last year.

          • #9738 Reply


            Thank you! This is super helpful

    • #9793 Reply



      Re: Suder. We declined kindergarten spots for our twins because logistically Suder would be very hard for us.  So, if you were #9 – now you are #7!

  • #9625 Reply


    Entering K, offers or decent waitlist positions (less than 15) at the following schools and interested in thoughts/experiences/recommendations about any of them:



    LaSalle II

    Von Linne


    please offer any advice. We’re all ears.

    • #9679 Reply


      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Currently have a kindergartener at Lasalle II. It’s great. He’s learning Mandurin, kindness is emphasized, already reading too.</p>
      I can’t wait for him to go to China in 8th grade (might be 7th grade, can’t quite remember).

      8th Graders got into a lot of really good high schools this year too.


      They have 4 languages to choose from, and the kids stick to that language throughout elementary. The parents are VERY involved. I’m super happy with the school.


      • #9682 Reply


        Thanks mamade2!  We are planning to attend an open house for them since it sounds like a great option 🙂

    • #9722 Reply


      Have you toured Linne?  We were impressed with its Spanish “immersion” program — not bilingual, but actually dual, where classes are taught in Spanish, while Spanish and English language are taught.

      • #9743 Reply


        Hi Vmom,

        Yes, we did do a tour at Linne as well. There’s so much to consider!


        Thanks for your input!

  • #9684 Reply


    Hello! My daughter is entering first grade in the Fall.

    We were offered a spot at Pritzker (accepted for now) and are waitlisted elsewhere:

    South Loop General #63

    Drummond General #23

    Suder General #10

    Mayer General #6

    In short, We’re going to move closer to whichever school we choose/get into.

    I understand no one has gotten into Mayer from outside its boundaries in a long time. But DANG, the condos around Mayer are insanely expensive.

    Our preferences: She went to Montessori pre-school and it was awesome for her. We also want to reduce our commutes, even if it means living in a small place. We might just move to South Loop elementary because of our jobs (I work in Hyde Park and my husband works in River North).

    Anyone have any thoughts about Pritzker vs. Mayer vs. South Loop?

    Many thanks!

    • #9788 Reply


      we are Suder General #9 and just received the call. Just wanted to let you know since you are next in line.


      best of luck!

  • #9723 Reply


    Would love your opinions on

    STEM magnet vs Mark Sheridan

    STEM seems to have better facilities and better scores and is situated in a (for a lack of a better word) safer area. However, reviews of STEM seems really down on its leadership.

    The opposite is true for Sheridan: older main building, slightly worse scores (niche and great school) . However, students and parents seem to love the school and its staff, especially its principal.

    Between the two, which would you recommends?

  • #9735 Reply


    I’m not sure if anyone has any insight on these possibilities, as none of the schools I selected for my soon-to-be kindergartner are among the general lists of inquiry seen on this comment board. He got waitlisted for everything but the schools I’m curious about are:

    Ray (41)

    South Loop Academy (34)

    Haines (34)

    We’re in Tier 3. I guess I’m trying to figure out if it’s pointless to even think that anything will open up for those schools at that level on the waitlist. I had really hoped to do CPS but he didn’t get any offers for the selective enrollment schools, so of the schools that remain, the three above are the only ones where his waitlist number isn’t too horrible and that wouldn’t totally wreck our lives in terms of a commute (traveling past Roosevelt Road for school just isn’t practical for our family).

    Any thoughts on those numbers (or programs if anyone has any up-to-date information)? Thanks in advance. This system is so overwhelming.

  • #9740 Reply


    SchoolMint is saying that “Application Results are not Currently Ready for Review.”  It’s not just me, right?  Is this because they’re shuffling after May 6th decisions were due?


    • #9741 Reply


      Not just you. I believe so, it should be back up with updated wait list numbers today.

  • #9744 Reply


    Application Results are already available. No movement for us at all 🙁

    For Kindergarten

    STEM – Magnet  Tier 4  #4

    JACKSON A – Magnet Tier 4  #14

    LASALLE – Magnet Tier 4  #14

    • #9747 Reply


      No movement for us either, not a budge.  But this is the long game, right?  There won’t be movement at some places until the fall.

    • #9748 Reply


      Has anyone seen movement?  None of the ones on our list of 18 moved even one place.  Seems unlikely.

  • #9749 Reply


    Also no movement for us, out of 19 schools, this is so unlikely, but this is for 2nd grade.

  • #9750 Reply


    It’s more likely that CPS is just being CPS, and we will get an update days after the update had happened.

  • #9751 Reply


    We went through the CPS lottery process last year for KG, and the waitlist numbers do not get updated online regularly. I think they were updated in the gocps website maybe 2 times between when initial results came out and August. Maybe they’ll do more updates this year, but it doesn’t sound like it so far. If you are really curious about where you stand with a particular school, you might try calling and asking where they are on their waitlist for your tier. You may get more “real time” results that way.

    • #9752 Reply


      Very helpful information. Thank you!

  • #9753 Reply


    got our first waitlist call this morning.

    we are going into 1st grade….accepted an initial offer to suder, but was offered agassiz just now. we were general waitlist #8. not sure what we’re going to do, but we have 48 hours to decide.

    • #9754 Reply


      (at the moment we are leaning towards sticking with suder)

  • #9755 Reply


    What number does the caller ID show when they call?

  • #9756 Reply


    When we got calls off a waitlist last year, it usually showed that school’s phone #, and a live person (i.e. school clerk) made the call. The waitlist offer would post the next business day at 8AM in gocps, and we’d have 48 business hours from then to accept or decline in gocps. Soon after the waitlist offer posted online, we’d also get a robocall (# is something like 773-553-5700) and email saying to check gocps because there was a change in our waitlist status at a school we had listed. If you know for sure that you don’t want an offer, I would suggest declining it without waiting the full 48 hours so that the school can move down its waitlist to someone else. It’s the nice thing to do.

  • #9757 Reply


    it was a robo-call from a CPS number (i googled it as it was ringing. i have a NY based phone #)


    there was no talking to a human involved, it was a pre-recorded message saying the waitlist status of one of the schools on my list had changed and that i needed to log in to the website to check it and that i had 48 hours to accept or decline.

    while the call was happening, i got an email that basically said the same exact thing. i had to check the website to see what school it was. none of the waitlist numbers (including the school i got the new offer from) had changed from what they were originally.

    hope that helps!

  • #9760 Reply


    I have twins daughters.  Both we offered Mitchell and one of them just got offered LaSalle Language.  Our other daughter is next on the wait list for Tier 4 for LaSalle and I am so conflicted about what to do!  Do we decline LaSalle or accept and hope for the best?

    1 MITCHELL – Open Enrollment Offered n/a n/a Accepted
    1 LASALLE – Magnet Offered Tier 4

    SKINNER – Magnet Cluster General 69

    LINCOLN – Open Enrollment General 136

    ALCOTT ES – Open Enrollment General 307

    PRESCOTT – Open Enrollment General 321

    OGDEN ES – Open Enrollment General 213

    BURR – Magnet Cluster General 395

    STEM – Magnet Tier 4 123

    DRUMMOND – Magnet General 451

    LASALLE II – Magnet Proximity 58

    NEWBERRY – Magnet Proximity 27

    NATIONAL TEACHERS – Open Enrollment General 195

    MAYER – Magnet with Boundary General 409

    BURLEY – Magnet Cluster General 285

    COLUMBUS – Open Enrollment General 8

    GOETHE – Open Enrollment General 57

    PULASKI – Magnet Cluster General 70

    NETTELHORST – Magnet Cluster General 208

    PRITZKER – Magnet Cluster General 57

    • #9766 Reply


      Mitchell is a very good school and it sounds like it’s your neighborhood school. Small school with a more intimate, neighborhood feel. Why not just send your kids to the amazing school that’s close and decline all other offers?

      • #9781 Reply


        @FatherOfDragons It’s not our neighborhood school.  Our neighborhood school is Lozano.  We are going to go with LaSalle and open up those two spots at Mitchell for people on the wait list.

        • #9794 Reply


          @Jeanine… wow! I’m pretty shocked (and hopeful) that you were able to get into Mitchell. On our tour we were told that no one got in from the general waitlist last year. I assumed that meant no one from outside the neighborhood was accepted last year (could be a poor assumption). I feel like I’ve seen a unicorn!

          Congrats on your decision!

  • #9762 Reply


    Called South loop earlier because my son was number 1 on the general wait list for 1ST grade, and we hadn’t heard anything. The clerk said that they aren’t pulling any kids from the wait list this year per their assistant principal, but would call if anything changes.

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  • #9770 Reply


    Anyone get a call from Brentano? What was your waitlist number?

  • #9771 Reply


    Posting for those interested in progress on waitlists….

    Was 11 on Proximity waitlist at Sabin. Received an offer today.

    Anyone else have waitlist offer updates? In the absence of CPS updating their site, I believe this blog may be the best source for how waitlists are progressing…

    • #9772 Reply


      Was 3rd on Tier 3, Kindergarten, at Franklin and received a call from the school yesterday, and then the CPS notifications via email and two phone messages to check GoCPS. Other waitlists seemed unchanged. Declined the offer, as we’ll stick with our original choice.

      • #9773 Reply


        Thanks for the feedback, Drida!

        Anyone else?

  • #9774 Reply


    I just got an email from CPS and it says every Monday waitlist offers will be updated. That is a major improvement over last years experience.

  • #9775 Reply


    Hello!  We are waitlisted for every every school we applied for my rising first grader.  Our lowest numbers are 6, 16 and 23.  From what I understand, for first grade and beyond the waitlists are separated by tiers.  Is that correct? So, after any sibling preference, if we are #6, we are truly #6? Or are we really #18 or beyond if we are #6.


    • #9776 Reply


      For Non-entry years, it should be listed as a “general” waitlist so your waitlist number is for any opening in that grade. Tiers are only applicable to entry years of magnet or selective enrollment (citywide) programs.  Tiers do not come in to play for neighborhood, magnet cluster or open enrollment spots, just a general waitlist (but siblings and sometimes staff do have their own lists).

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      • #9780 Reply


        Thank you!


    • #9777 Reply


      I believe it depends on the type of school. I believe Open Enrollment and Magnet Cluster schools only have a general list, and Magnet schools have siblings, proximity and tiers 1-4 lists. At least for Kindergarten, GoCPS clearly labels which list you’re in under the Category column. If you see General, that would mean a single list for all, I imagine. I have General, Tier 3 and Proximity under Category, depending on the school.

      • #9779 Reply


        Thank you!!

  • #9783 Reply


    We were just offered a spot at Drummond for Kindergarten.  We were #2 on the general waitlist.  So the waitlists ARE moving.

    • #9795 Reply


      Aaron… this is the best news I’ve heard all week. Congrats! We are #10 on the Drummond general waitlist and really hoping it gets to us.

      Thanks for the update!

  • #9784 Reply


    We accepted at LaSalle Language Academy and released our two spots at Mitchell.  We were 5 and 6 on the waiting list for LaSalle.  Good luck everyone!

    • #9787 Reply


      That’s awesome, Jeanine. We are #22 on the waitlist for LaSalle. I didn’t see any movement on the GoCPS website but I heard that they don’t update it online very frequently – I hope that’s true.

      I’m crossing our fingers we get in LaSalle, too 🙂


      • #9789 Reply


        Thank you, Jennifer! Crossing my fingers for you!  If you get in, let’s connect!

        • #9802 Reply


          @Jeanine, we moved up to #14 from #22 – I hope to connect soon if we get an offer 🙂

    • #9799 Reply


      Thanks Jeanine for the info. Was Mitchell your neighborhood school?

      • #9828 Reply


        @AustralisMum No.  Lozano is our neighborhood school.

  • #9785 Reply


    This morning we were  offered a spot at STEM – Magnet for Kindergarten via email. My son was #4 on the waiting list Tier 4. No phone call yet, no changes on the GoCPC website yet.

  • #9800 Reply


    Seems like the waitlist numbers have been updated. Might as well check GoCPS.

    Drummond general list has moved 4 spots.

    Mitchell general has moved 12 or so.

    Pulaski general has moved 29.

    LaSalle II proximity has moved 28.

    Burr general has moved 30.

    I’m assuming these are the biggest one time moves we’ll see and from here it’ll be a slow trickle till August.

    Good luck everyone.

  • #9801 Reply


    our waitlist movement (for 1st grade):


    drummond general waitlist- was 6, still 6

    agassiz general waitlist- was 8, got an offer right away but passed.

    hamilton general waitlist- was 12, now 10

    waters general waitlist- was 18, still 18

    blaine general waitlist- was 67, now 63

    mayer general waitlist- was 90, now 85

    ravenswood general waitlist- was 94, now 84


  • #9803 Reply


    We accepted Pritzker!

  • #9804 Reply


    Our waitlist movement:

    Alcott – general – was 95, now 57

    Burley – general – was 24, now 20

    Drummond – general – was 178, now 154

    Hawthorne – tier 4 – was 233, now 209

    Lasalle – tier 4 – was 87, now 73

    Lincoln – general – was 472, now 396

    Skinner – general – was 309, now 275

    • #9812 Reply


      Lyte1, what grade was this for?

      • #9813 Reply



        • #9815 Reply


          FYI.. we are number 1 at Lincoln for kindergarten. We have not received our call yet. So the movement is only people taking themselves off the waitlist.

          Also we moved from 50 to 22 for Alcott. I heard that they didn’t make any initial offers on round 1, but then they open up 15 spots to people during  1st round of waitlist offers.

          • #9816 Reply


            <p style=”text-align: left;”>Great point! I was surprised by the drop in the Hawthorne list. I know the tier lists typically barely move.</p>

  • #9805 Reply


    Anyone get offered first grade at Nettlehorst and accepted or declined?  We went from 16 to 8, which seems like great hope, but curious (of course!) if all of those 8 accepted.  No other school we likely have a chance with moved that much this first update.



  • #9818 Reply


    We have offers for both Chappell and Budlong for grade 5, but lottery numbers in the high 20s for lower grades. Any thoughts on one school over the other and likelihood of getting into kinder with those numbers?

  • #9829 Reply


    Our neighborhood school is Lozano.

    NATIONAL TEACHERS – Selective Enrollment Offered – Declined

    MITCHELL – Open Enrollment Offered – Declined

    LASALLE – Magnet Offered Tier 4 – Accepted

    COLUMBUS – Open Enrollment General 8 Offered – Declined

    SKINNER – Magnet Cluster General 69

    LINCOLN – Open Enrollment General 136

    ALCOTT ES – Open Enrollment General 307

    PRESCOTT – Open Enrollment General 321

    OGDEN ES – Open Enrollment General 213

    BURR – Magnet Cluster General 395

    STEM – Magnet Tier 4 123

    DRUMMOND – Magnet General 451

    LASALLE II – Magnet Proximity 58

    NEWBERRY – Magnet Proximity 27

    NATIONAL TEACHERS – Open Enrollment General 195

    MAYER – Magnet with Boundary General 409

    BURLEY – Magnet Cluster General 285

    COLUMBUS – Open Enrollment General 8

    GOETHE – Open Enrollment General 57

    PULASKI – Magnet Cluster General 70

    NETTELHORST – Magnet Cluster General 208

    PRITZKER – Magnet Cluster General 57

  • #9833 Reply


    When I got to “View 2019-2020 Application Results” I no longer see the Choice schools my child is wait listed for. Is anyone else having this problem?

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