Chicago Public School students are making historic academic progress. By holding true to the guiding principles of our three-year vision: academic progress, financial stability, equity, and integrity, we will continue to ensure every CPS student in every neighborhood receives a high-quality education. The data contained in the 2018 Academic Report Card demonstrates why Chicago has become a national leader in urban education. This historic academic progress shows that the investments we’re making in schools are paying off. Below is a snapshot of landmark progress that we have made since Mayor Emanuel took office in 2011.