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.
Please be aware the office will be closed from June 24th to July 8th. It will reopen on July 9 at 9:00 am.
Summer office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 am- 12 noon.
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 2020-21 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.
Parent Resource Guide 2018-19
This guide, assembled by parents for parents, contains important back-to-school information for the current school year as well as other resources that you may reference throughout the year.
SCHOOL TOURS 2019-2020
Parent-led tours begin at 8:30 a.m. with a discussion about Waters, followed by a tour of the classrooms and facility at 9:30 a.m. Please sign the visitor's log in the main office upon arrival.
Parents will enjoy a more comprehensive experience by attending without children.
Need more tour info? Contact us.
Other questions? Please call the school office at 773-534-5090.