Chicago is known as the home of some of the best schools in the nation. The average student - teacher ratio is 14:1.
Several charter and magnet schools are available as alternative options. Chicago is ranked in top 10% of states for quantity of
colleges and universities and has three times as many libraries as the national average. 71.8% of its residents are high school
graduates or higher. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the city's school district with over 435,000 students in more than 600
elementary and secondary schools, making it the third largest school district in the US and the second largest employer in Chicago.
Recently, CPS reported a number of achievements: more than 65% of students in elementary schools meet or exceed state standards;
the number of high school students taking advanced placement classes has more than doubled over the past five years; high school
students have scored twice higher than the state and three times higher than the nation on the ACT test. With such impressive
results Chicago is a great place to study in.