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

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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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