Less than 25 percent of Chicago kids go to ‘neighborhood high schools’

Kevin Gallick has been principal of Washington High School since 2012. The school has the highest neighborhood student enrollment rate of all high schools in the city. (Tanveer Ali / DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — If the neighborhood high school in Chicago isn’t dead, it’s on life-support.

Citywide, less than 1 out of 4 students attend their neighborhood high school, new data obtained by DNAinfo shows.

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At some high schools, less than 4 percent of students attend even though the schools are supposed to serve students closest to where they live.

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