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#GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back. This year, Alain Locke is participating in #GivingTuesday to rally contributions f...
Alain Locke currently only has about 200 books per classroom. We need that number to be 600 or more. So if you love to read, and you think every kid should have that same love, too, please support our book drive by visiting our book registry on Ama...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4x7C8-4vVQ In 1999, Alain Locke opened its doors to provide a world-class education for children on the West Side of Chicago. Today, it's the #1 performing charter elementary school in Chicago. Watch our new video...
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...

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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Case Study

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