Neighborhood Program

Students entering Kindergarten – 8th grade may automatically enroll in the neighborhood component of Skinner West if they live within the school boundaries.

The Skinner West neighborhood boundaries are:

Beginning at Ashland Ave. and Kinzie Ave.
East - East Desplaines St
South - Lake St.
East - Chicago River
South - Eisenhower Expressway
West - Ashland Ave (east side of street)
North - to starting point

Skinner West requires proof of residence at initial registration and may follow-up throughout your student's enrollment to verify the appropriate mailing address within school boundaries. If you move or are planning on moving outside of these boundaries, please contact the office for transfer paperwork to the next grade at your new school.

Please bring the following to registration:

    • 4 proofs of address

    • 1 must be a driver’s license or State ID

    • 1 must be a lease or mortgage statement showing current address

    • 2 utility bills showing current address

      • We also accept voter registration (if current address listed)

The Neighborhood enrollment process requires documentation related to the student's age, current address, and health requirements. Registration begins in late April for the following school year. Parents/guardians can register their children at the Skinner West front office from 8:30am - 4pm. During the summer, please contact the Skinner West front office for hours of registration - 773-534-7790.

To learn more about neighborhood schools, visit CPS Neighborhood School page.

Ready to enroll?  Visit the Elementary School Registration Checklist for required documents needed to complete your registration.

  • Note, due to the popularity of the programming at Skinner, we may ask for additional proof of address to complete new student registration.  This information will be listed on our website.

To view all school boundaries, use the CPS School Locator.