CPS testing finds lead at 55 of 159 schools

Testing lead levels in Chicago Public Schools.

Chicago Public Schools now has test results from 159 schools, and 55 of them had at least one fixture that tested positive for lead.

At one school, Wentworth Elementary, four drinking fountains had dangerously high levels.

CPS says many of the positive results came from sinks or fountains that are rarely used. The contaminated fixtures were turned off immediately.

For more information, visit cps.edu/leadtesting.

The 55 schools that testing found lead are:

1. Addams (1 drinking fountain, one sample out of five above the action level)
2. Beasley (1 drinking fountain, 2 sinks and 1 sink in kitchen that is not used)
3. Beidler (1 sink)
4. Blaine (1 drinking fountain and 1 sink)
5. Blair (1 drinking fountain and 3 sinks - the sink in Room 106 is a rarely used office sink)
6. Bouchet (2 sinks)
7. Brentano (1 drinking fountain and 1 sink for handwashing in kitchen)
8. Budlong (1 sink)
9. Burbank (1 drinking fountain, 1 sink and 1 kitchen sink)
10. Burke (1 drinking fountain)
11. Carson (3 sinks, which each had one sample out of five above the action level)
12. Carver G (3 drinking fountains)
13. Chappell (1 kitchen sink)
14. Chase (2 sinks)
15. Columbia Explorers (1 sink)
16. Courtenay (4 drinking fountains)
17. Darwin (2 sinks, one of which is a kitchen sink)

18. Deneen (1 drinking fountain)
19. Disney (1 sink)
20. Disney II ES only (1 drinking fountain)
21. Durkin Park (1 sink)
22. Esmond (1 drinking fountain)
23. Everett (2 drinking fountains)
24. Fairfield (2 drinking fountains)
25. Fernwood (2 drinking fountains)
26. Funston (1 sink)
27. Goudy (1 drinking fountain)
28. Greeley (1 kitchen sink)
29. Gunsaulus (1 kitchen sink)
30. Hamline (1 kitchen sink)
31. Harvard (1 drinking fountain)
32. Healy (1 drinking fountain)
33. Hibbard (2 sinks)
34. Hughes C (1 sink)
35. LaSalle II (1 sink)
36. Locke J (1 sink)

37. Lovett (1 sink)
38. Manierre (1 drinking fountain, one sample out of five above the action level)
39. Marsh (1 sink and 2 kitchen sinks)
40. Nightingale (1 drinking fountain)
41. Peirce (1 drinking fountain)
42. Penn (2 drinking fountains)
43. Perez (1 drinking fountain)
44. Reilly (2 drinking fountains and 1 sink)
45. Smyth (1 kitchen sink)
46. Solomon (1 kitchen sink)
47. Spencer (3 drinking fountains, 1 kitchen sink and 1 sink, all of which tested below the action level after the first sample was taken)
48. Stock (1 sink inside the principal's office had one sample that tested above the action level; the remaining four samples tested below the action level)
49. Stowe (1 drinking fountain)
50. Tanner (4 drinking fountains)
51. Tonti (1 drinking fountain of the school's 40 water fixtures had one sample that was above the action level)
52. Washington G (1 sink)
53. Wentworth (4 drinking fountains)
54. Woodlawn (1 sink)
55. Zapata (2 sinks)
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