75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

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Tests on the water in 327 Chicago Public schools show 113 have high lead levels. The district announced those results Friday and also issued the scheduled for continuing to test schools in the fall. | Sun-Times file photo

Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards.

That’s about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city’s school system.

CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m. Friday showing a new batch of 20 schools with lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion.

Citing concerns after learning of tainted water in Flint, Michigan, the district hired private companies to test drinking water in 324 elementary schools at the end of the last school year, saying those schools were at greatest risk because of their pre-K programs, cooking kitchens and facilities were built before 1986. As of Friday, testing results were available for 212 schools, where about 19,000 samples were taken from 4,000 fixtures.

Affected fixtures have been turned off, according to CPS, which still hasn’t revealed its plans for fixing the problematic drinking fountains and sinks. CEO Forrest Claypool has said the broke district will spend whatever it takes to make the repairs. 

The rest of the district’s 500-plus schools will be tested after classes resume.

  • Jane Addams Elementary School 10810 S Avenue H
  • John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave
  • Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 
  • Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St
  • Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St
  • James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St
  • Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl
  • Edward A Bouchet Math & Science Academy Elementary School 7355 S Jeffrey Blvd 
  • Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave
  • Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave
  • Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave
  • Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 
  • Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave
  • Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave
  • George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl
  • Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd
  • Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave
  • Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St
  • Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd
  • Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave
  • Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St
  • Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 
  • Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave
  • Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr
  • Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 
  • John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St
  • Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave
  • Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave
  • Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave
  • Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave
  • Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave
  • Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave
  • William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave
  • Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd
  • Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave
  • John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 
  • Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St
  • John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard
  • Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave
  • William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St
  • Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St
  • Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 
  • LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St
  • Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave
  • Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave
  • George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 
  • John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 
  • Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 
  • Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St
  • Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St
  • Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 
  • Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave
  • William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 
  • Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St
  • Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl
  • Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St
  • Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 
  • Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave
  • William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago
  • Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St
  • Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave
  • John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St
  • Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave
  • Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave
  • Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave
  • Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St
  • Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave
  • Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave
  • George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 
  • Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St
  • Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St
  • Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave
  • Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 
  • Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave
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