Alain Locke hosted our annual science fair on Monday, which featured tons of tremendous submissions from students. Check out the photos below! All images courtesy of Deshawn Holmes (click thumbnails to enlarge) Related Content: ...
A new literary work by Claire Hartfield, chair of the Alain Locke Charter School Board, has been selected for the Illinois Reading Council's 2019 ILLINOIS READS program. Each year, the Illinois Reading Council selects book by authors with ties...
Our brand new "Crown Me" mural has been officially unveiled at Alain Locke. "Crown Me" is the work of local artist Damon Reed and some very artistic Alain Locke elementary school students. The project was made possible by the Chicago Publi...
Alain Locke Charter School is pleased to announced that our school earned the No. 1 proficiency rate on the PARCC exam among Illinois K-8 schools that serve predominantly African-American students. Alain Locke posted a 44 percent composite profici...
Employees from SWC Technology Partners, an Oak Brook-based IT consulting firm, visited Alain Locke on Thursday to deliver coats to students. In total, SWC donated 300 coats from its annual coat drive to Alain Locke. Our students were ver...


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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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