A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School

K-8 Admissions

If you live within the Attendance Area and your child is entering K-8, your child is automatically guaranteed admission to our school.

If you live outside of the Attendance Area, all K-8 applicants must entered into CPS’s computerized lottery.

Ravenswood Registration Information

New Student Eligibility
Kindergarten students must be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2016, to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year. Kindergarten through 8th grade students who live within the Ravenswood School attendance boundary and students who have been awarded an out-of-boundary lottery spot at Ravenswood may enroll.  See the Admissions: Ravenswood Lottery menu option for information on current lottery status.

New Student Registration 
If your kindergarten through 8th grade student will be attending Ravenswood Elementary School for the first time in the fall of 2016, please visit the school office to register. Early registration beats the back-to-school rush, allowing families plenty of time to gather and complete required documentation, and affords the Ravenswood School administration valuable time to appropriately staff the school, purchase necessary materials and plan for the arrival of all students on the first day of school. Questions? Call the Ravenswood School office at 773-534-5525.

Use the checklist below to gather all the information you’ll need to register your student. Print the documents registration packet and complete them in advance, or go to the Ravenswood School office to pick up a registration packet.

Where to Register
New student registration takes place in the Ravenswood School office at 4332 N. Paulina Street (at Montrose). Buzz in through the middle doors on Paulina.

When to Register
Weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Registration Checklist
For up to date information on what is required to register, see the Chicago Public Schools Registration Checklist page.

Sign up for the Ravenswood School Email List
Sign up to receive the Ravenswood Update, a weekly email newsletter designed to keep the Ravenswood School community in the loop about school news and activities, calendar items, volunteer opportunities and fundraising needs.

Thank you! We look forward to you and your child joining the Ravenswood School community.

For a standard application and complete application and lottery procedure information, please review CPS’s Application Procedures for Elementary. Applications for Fall admission are due by December of the previous year. Prospective parents will be notified of the lottery results in early March. You do not need to wait until Fall to apply and are encouraged to check for available spaces throughout the year. Additionally, because we are a Magnet Cluster, spaces are always reserved for the admission of neighborhood students.

For complete school registration and medical requirement information, please review CPS’s Elementary School Registration Checklist and The Illinois State Board of Education Health Examinations Update. Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th Grade students are also required to receive Vision and Dental Exams. Please review these Health Requirements where you can also print out the appropriate forms you’ll need. For additional information, please see our School Forms page or call the school office at 773-534-5525.