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Caleb Guider, Kimmya Doughty and Isis Turner won a brand new Samsung Tablet at today’s Future Founders Challenge. Our students were mixed with elementary and high school students from across the city to compete in teamwork challenges. The students ...
What's the secret to our success? It's all about data! Alain Locke was highlighted by nonprofit The Achievement Network for our use of data to develop teaching and boost student learning. Find out more about the "secret sauce" that makes Alain Lo...
The Alain Locke Charter School choir loved performing at SWC Technology Partners and the Oakbrook Microsoft Store, serenading and playing instruments for staff and customers - and santa! The students all enjoyed a technology scavenger hunt and rece...
#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...

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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