CLEARING — Plans to build a new three-story Dore Elementary School in Clearing Thursday won the endorsement of the Chicago Plan Commission.
At Dore, 715 students study in a building meant for 420 students, giving it an utilization rate of 170 percent. The school also has an eight-classroom modular building, giving the school an adjusted utilization rate of 98 percent and a rating of efficient, according to data provided by CPS.
The new school at 65th Street and Nottingham Avenue will cost $44 million to build.
Dore is among the top five most crowded Chicago schools based on its utilization rate, according to a CPS statement.
The new school building, which will include a new playlot and field, is expected to open in 2018, officials said.
It is unclear what will happen to the existing school building at 6108 S. Natoma Ave., officials told the plan commission.