Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Rudyard Kipling Elementary School was erected in 1961 as a K-6 school in a new growing community called Greenview. The Greenview community is a subdivision of the greater Washington Heights area on the southside of Chicago. The school's location at 9351 South Lowe Avenue currently serves students living in the boundaries established in 1961. 

In September of 1961, the enrollment was 817 students. By 1966, membership had grown to 1,333 students requiring the erection of mobile classrooms on site. In 1969, Medgar Evers School opened and provided relief reducing the membership by 50%. The school currently serves approximately 440 regular and special education students.