Waters Elementary School is a level 1+ rated neighborhood elementary school, with programs specializing in fine and performing arts, ecology, and technology.
If you live within the attendance area and your child is in kindergarten or older, you are automatically guaranteed admission to our school. Registration is necessary in order to plan ahead for appropriate staffing. Please review the CPS Elementary School Registration Checklist. You will need to bring your child's proof of age and two documents proving your address.
Admission by Lottery
Waters is able to accept students who live outside the attendance area through the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment computerized lottery. Applications are due December 9, 2016 for the 2017-18 school year. Please note, due to the unknown number of incoming kindergarten neighborhood students, we wait list all kindergarten lottery students in two categories, sibling and general lottery. We will determine in August whether we will be able to accept any out of neighborhood students for kindergarten, based on enrollment at that time. Priority is given to siblings in our lottery.
Please review the Illinois State Board of Education Health Examinations Update. Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th Grade students are required to receive Vision and Dental Exams. Please review these Health Requirements and print out the appropriate forms.
Upcoming School Tour Dates:
Wednesday November 16
Friday December 9
Wednesday January 11
Friday February 10
Wednesday March 8
Friday April 21
Wednesday May 10
Friday June 9
Tours are from 8:30-9:30am. No reservation is needed, but please sign our visitor's log in the main office.
Parents will enjoy a more comprehensive experience by attending without children.
Need more tour info? Contact us.
Questions? Call the school office at 773-534-5090.