LEARN Charter School Network

About the School:
The LEARN Charter School Network operates four high-performing elementary schools in Chicago. LEARN and its predecessor, Lawndale Community School, have provided a high-quality education to children living in low-income communities for more than 30 years. Lawndale Community School began with 11 students in a small apartment in the North Lawndale community on Chicago's west side.

Core Values:
  1. Culture of respect
  2. High expectations
  3. Safe and nurturing environment
  4. Focus on the whole child
  5. Family involvement
Academic Results:
In 2010, 100 percent of LEARN eighth-graders were accepted into college preparatory high schools in Chicago.

Ninety-nine percent of LEARN's alumni have graduated from high school, and 83 percent matriculated to a four-year college or university.

The Future:
By 2019, LEARN hopes to operate 16 high-performing elementary schools with an enrollment capacity of 8,000 students. Six hundred students will graduate from the LEARN network annually, going on to matriculate to Chicago's most selective college preparatory high schools and, eventually, college.

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