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Alain Locke was featured in Chicago Magazine (September 2016 issue) as one of the top 5 charter elementary schools in Chicago. Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of Alain Locke! Read the full article here....
Alain Locke Charter School held its inaugural Alumni Reunion Barbecue on August 5th.  More than 40 alumni gathered in Alain Locke’s back yard with family and faculty to catch up and reminisce. There were representatives from graduating classes fro...
On May 26, 2016 Alain Locke Charter School held its 5th Annual Music Showcase, celebrating all the musical accomplishments by the talented All-Stars of Alain Locke. At a time when school districts around the country are cutting back on the arts, Alai...
On March 17th, Alain Locke held its very first 7/8 Grade History Fair. The presentations were impressive and informative. You could tell that students learned a lot from the experience. We are proud to say that two of our 8th graders, Shania Dorsey ...
Alain Locke Charter School is now accepting applications from alumni  for the Alain Locke Scholarship, which awards scholarships for college and other post-secondary education programs.  To apply, you must be an alumni of Alain Locke Charter School...

Leadership Inspires

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

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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 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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