Alain Locke Charter School is seeking a third grade instructor to join our team of passionate and dedicated educators. As third grade instructor, you will be tasked with fostering a classroom environment that promotes learning and prepare...
Eighth-grader D'Shanti had an awesome time at the National History Day Contest last week. The annual contest was held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and is estimated to have been attended by nearly 3,000 students ...
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. ...


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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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