Illinois Charter Schools

141 Charter Schools
64,795 Students in Charter Schools
1996 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

Chicago’s Charter High Schools: Organizational Features, Enrollment, School Transfers, and Student Performance Reports14 Nov, 2017 The study found that, on average, charter high schools in Chicago look similar to non-charter schools on some dimensions of organizational capacity and some measures of student… Read more
How to Start a Charter School in Illinois ToolkitsIllinois Network of Charter Schools18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Illinois, click "view resource" above.
Alain Locke 10 Oct, 2014 READ THE CASE STUDY OVERVIEW The mission of Alain Locke Charter School (Alain Locke) is to serve as a demonstration site for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics,… Read more
Charter School Request For Proposals: Guidance for Authorizers & Model Questions ReportsIllinois State Charter School Commission 01 Aug, 2014 The Illinois Model Charter School Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to serve as a template for Illinois school districts and charter applicants alike. Illinois school… Read more
Paving a New Path: A Guidebook for Illinois Charter Public School Development ToolkitsIllinois Network of Charter Schools01 Jan, 2014 For the bulk of this book, we explore aspects of a high-quality charter school, such as the education plan, governance, operations, and the facility, one at a time, and outline… Read more
Charter School Performance in Illinois ReportsCREDO19 Jun, 2013 This June 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) focuses on the performance of Illinois charter schools and provides comparisons with district… Read more
Searching for Excellence: A Five-City, Cross-State Comparison of Charter School Quality ReportsPublic Impact, Thomas B. Fordham Institute19 Mar, 2013 This March 2013 report from the Public Impact and Thomas B. Fordham Institute offers analysis of the quality of charter schools in five cities: Albany, New York; Chicago, Illinois… Read more
Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life ReportsThe PEW Charitable Trusts19 Feb, 2013 This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42… Read more