Are you the parent of a pre-4th grader from Chicago's West Side? If so, you're invited to an upcoming Alain Locke Charter School informational session. Alain Locke is now accepting immediate applications for the 2019-2020 school year As we...
Eighth-grader D'Shanti will compete in the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland next month One of Alain Locke Charter School's very own students has qualified to compete in the National History Day Contest next month at the ...
After Alain Locke's recent state history fair, several students are now advancing to the statewide Illinois History Day competition. The number of students advancing to the statewide competition marks an increase of more than twice as much as...
Alain Locke Charter School is very happy to report that Groupon's recent donation drive was a major success. Chicago-based Groupon's Inbound Sales Department collected books, school supplies and toiletries kits for Alain Locke students. ...
It may be spring break, but there's no break in the action for students at Alain Locke. Eighth-graders ventured all the way to Washington, D.C. last week for a firsthand look at our nation's capital. Students had an awesome time visiting the ...


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Message From the Principal

"On behalf of the faculty and staff, we welcome you to Alain Locke Charter School! Our extended day, year round school is located in the heart of Chicago’s West side, serving over 560 students in grades pre-K-8. " - Read More

Alain Locke is one of the top charter schools in Chicago. The mission of Alain Locke is to produce globally competitive students, while at the same time setting the standard for successful urban charter schools by exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts and personal and social development.

  • #1 proficiency rate among Illinois K-8 schools predominantly serving African-American students
  • #1 rate among K-8 schools in the state predominantly serving low-income students
  • #1 rate among all Chicago charter schools serving elementary and middle school students
  • 94% high school graduation rate
  • Largest test score gains in the history of Illinois’s ISAT exam
  • 1 of 7 schools in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as “Best Closing the Achievement Gap”


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