There are a large number of
both public and private, in the East Side neighborhood. As
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demographic changes in the area occur, certain patterns have
Fewer children are attending Catholic schools
resulting in the closing of St. George Elementary School and St.
De Sales Elementary School. However, both
buildings are still being used as schools. The St. George
is used by Our Lady of Guadalupe, a growing
Mexican Catholic parish school from the neighboring South Chicago
with increasing enrollment. The St. Francis building is used by the
Gallistel School as an upper grade center.
The area public schools are experiencing an
increase in enrollment as large numbers of Mexican families with school
age children move into the community. Within recent years area
elementary schools have built new additions to serve the growing
Chicago's East Side schools.