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Niche.com just ranked Alain Locke Charter School the #1 charter elementary school in Chicago! Niche is a website that helps families locate the best neighborhoods, schools and colleges. Check it out: https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-cha...
Alain Locke is looking for a 6th grade ELA/Social Studies instructor for the 2017-18 school year. This co-teaching position is a temporary, full time position at Alain Locke Charter School. The position begins immediately and is expected to end in...
We have some exciting news to share - Alain Locke has just been approved for a partnership with Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University for their "Too Hot to Handel Music Residency" at no cost to the school! Residencies are comprised of five on...
Our future scientists & astronomers enjoyed viewing the eclipse on August 21st! Students made sure to wear their protective glasses. 🌙 View our slideshow: [masterslider id="21"]...
Alain Locke Charter (www.alainlocke.org) 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...

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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