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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 148
  • # of students: 63,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students


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    Noble Network of Charter Schools

  • Jo Michelle Hale

    Perspectives High School of Technology

In the News

  1. UChicago Charter School Parents Happy to Have a Choice

    It didn't take long after moving to the North Kenwood community for Geannine and Gerald Harris to realize that their eldest child, ...

  2. Charter School Success: UCSN Tamayo Turns Around in One Academic Year

    What a difference a year can make! New Chicago Public School rankings released this week show that Rufino Tamayo Charter School, a ...

  3. Alumni Perspective: The Charter School Difference

    By Gloria Munoz, 2013 Stanford University graduate and Noble Network of Charter Schools alumna My parents wanted their children to ...

  4. Student Success: Daniela Hernandez, UCSN Carlos Fuentes Elementary

    Daniela Hernandez is an inspiring example of what is possible when motivation to learn is met with strong academic support. Daniela ...

  5. Charter School Scholars and Pioneers Recognized at the 2014 Illinois Charter Excellence Awards

    Chicago, IL—Yesterday, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) celebrated outstanding individuals who are