The 2017 class of Alain Locke Charter School graduated on June 5th. With 43 graduating 8th graders, this was the largest graduating class ever at Alain Locke! 25% of graduating […]

Happy Last Day of School, Alain Locke! Where are our graduates headed next year? Watch our short video to find out! Related Content Congratulations to the Alain Locke Class of […]

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 […]

What’s the secret to our success? It’s all about data! Alain Locke was highlighted by nonprofit Achievement Network for our use of data to develop teaching and boost student learning. […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]


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