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 mandatory and proof of your child's age and two documents proving your address are required. Please review the CPS Elementary School Registration Checklist. Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open.
Admission by Lottery
Waters can accept students who live outside the attendance area through the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment computerized lottery. Applications will be due in early December for the 2021-22 school year. Due to the unknown number of incoming kindergarten neighborhood students, all kindergarten lottery students are waitlisted in two categories: sibling and general lottery. Acceptance to kindergarten for out of neighborhood students occurs in August with priority is given to siblings.
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.
SCHOOL TOURS 2020-2021
School tours are suspended until further notice.