Jones Open House
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
At this time it is not certain that Jones will have a typical open house. Please check back closer to October for updated details.
The Jones College Prep Selective Enrollment Open House is your chance to tour the building, meet faculty members, learn more about our curriculum, athletics, student life, and talk with current students.
We anticipate large crowds and encourage guests to arrive early. Open House kicks off at 10:00 AM with a welcome session, featuring opening remarks and a short question & answer from the principal and assistant principals. We will admit 500 guests for each welcome session every 25-30 minutes. After each session families will be free to take a self-guided tour of the school. Most of our staff members are present each year, making Open House a great opportunity to meet your future teachers.
Student Clubs and Organizations will be selling refreshments throughout the school.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does Jones offer shadow days?
A: No, we only offer one Open House in October.
Q: My family is moving to the Chicago Loop and would like to attend Jones.
A: Jones is a selective enrollment, not a neighborhood school, so students come from across the city. Living in close proximity to the school does not guarantee acceptance and students still must apply through Go.CPS.edu.
Q: Are there other opportunities to tour the school or meet the faculty?
A: We recommend coming to a public school event like a performing arts or sports event. While you won't be able to meet the teachers or tour the school, you will be able to get a sense of the school atmosphere. See the events calendar and athletic calendar.
Q: Do we need to RSVP to Open House?
A: No, the event is open to everyone on a first-come basis.
There are many parking lots in the South Loop—several located on State Street, across from the Jones. Come early to get a good spot. Parking in the area can range from $10 to $25+, and weekend rates may vary.
Marathon Street Closures
Due to the Chicago Marathon, some streets have already closed. Please check the street closures and opening for more details. [Chicago Marathon Street Closures]
Brownline: Library/State, then walk 3 city blocks south on State
#2, #6, #22, #29, #62, #146
Jones College Prep
700 South State St
Chicago, IL 60605
South of Ida B Wells Dr.
East of Michigan Ave