Alain Locke Charter ( is currently looking for a full-time first grade instructor for the 2017-18 school year. This person would be responsible for creating a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program as well as maintainin...
The 2017 class of Alain Locke Charter School graduated on June 5th. With 43 graduating 8th graders, this was the largest graduating class ever at Alain Locke! 25% of graduating students will be entering selective enrollment high schools in the fa...
Alain Locke Charter is currently looking for a full-time 7th and 8th grade math instructor for the 2017-18 school year. Instructors are responsible for facilitating a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program as well as maintaining a classroo...
Happy Last Day of School, Alain Locke! Where are our graduates headed next year? Watch our short video to find out!     ...
Caleb Guider, Kimmya Doughty and Isis Turner won a brand new Samsung Tablet at today’s Future Founders Challenge. Our students were mixed with elementary and high school students from across the city to compete in teamwork challenges. The students ...

Leadership Inspires

Insights of six Alain Locke students talking about who and what inspires them to be leaders in their education and life pursuits.


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 Charter School

Alain Locke is one of the country’s most successful charter schools. The mission of Alain Locke is to serve as a demonstration for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive. Alain Locke’s culture is a commitment to absolute excellence and is present in every element of day-to-day life at the charter school.

  • #1 K-8 public charter school serving our demographic.
  • #1 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”.
  • 7 years in a row achieved the distinction of being named a Spotlight School for by the Illinois State Board of Education


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