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Charter School Facts

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  • # of campuses: 145
  • # of students: 64,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students

Spotlight

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  • Matthew Clement

    Erie Elementary Charter School

  • Latrice McArthur

    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

In the News

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  1. Jelani McEwen Announced 2016 NextGen Network Leader

    The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Jelani McEwen, our Director of External Affairs, on his acceptance into ...

  2. A Quick Lesson on Ornithology

    By Jahmal Cole


    During the winter season, we witness the magical migration of songbirds to the southern ...

  3. Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.


    Today is a day we reflect on the work of one of our nation’s greatest moral champions. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

  4. Chicago: A Choice District

    In November, Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, spoke at a

  5. MB Financial Bank: A Resource for Charter Schools

    MB Financial Bank: A Resource for Charter Schools About a year ago, Rowe Elementary Charter School’s classrooms and ...