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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


  • Youth Connection Charter School

  • Matthew Clement

    Erie Elementary Charter School

  • Latrice McArthur

    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

In the News

  1. INCS Congratulates Charter Champion Juan Salgado for Winning MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant”

    The Illinois Network of Charter Schools congratulates Juan Salgado, president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, for being the ...

  2. Illinois Wins Competitive Federal Grant to Expand High-Quality Charter Schools

    The United States Department of Education (USDOE) announced yesterday that Illinois is one of eight states selected to receive a State ...

  3. INCS Statement on Resolution Seeking Moratorium on Charter Schools

    Yesterday, Alderman Roderick Sawyer (6th) submitted a

  4. Guest Blog: How To Build A Strong Charter School Brand

    Why does my story matter?

    A brand — your brand — is not a logo. It’s not a mission ...

  5. INCS' Statement on CPS’ Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    At the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board Meeting on Wednesday, August 27, CPS passed its budget to educate 394,191 students for the ...