Neighborhood Program

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

A map view of the boundaries can be found on the CPS School Locator page.

The Skinner West neighborhood boundaries are:

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

Please bring the following to registration:

    • 4 proofs of addres

    • 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.