Illinois Charter Schools

140 Charter Schools
63,462 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.
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
Opening Day for New Charter School in a Former Naval Station Great Lakes Training Facility 03 Oct, 2012 This September 4, 2012, article from the Lake County News-Sun focuses on the opening day for a new charter school located in a former Naval Station Great Lakes training facility.… Read more
Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent's Order Approving Charter School Proposed for Navy Base Site Reports16 Mar, 2012 This March 15, 2012 order by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch approves a charter school proposed by LEARN Charter School Network of Chicago for a… Read more
Nurturing School Minds Mary Ann Zehr02 Oct, 2009 Mary Ann Zehr wrote this 2009 profile about a charter management organization, the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). UNO maintains strict discipline for student conduct and… Read more