McNair School of Excellence

Welcome to McNair School of Excellence

At the McNair School of Excellence, we are committed to providing all students access to a high quality education that embraces and enhances intercultural understanding and respect. By establishing an inclusive McNair School community, we will build trust, provide support, and promote life-long learning and success for all students, families, and staff. We believe that every child, every day will exemplify: Scholarship, Leadership and Stewardship! As a result, WE ARE AN LEVEL 1+SCHOOL.

Pre K-8

McNair School of Excellence

4820 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 400
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

MAP Testing

MAP Testing will begin for McNair Scholars on Monday, May 15th- Friday, June 16th. We are encouraging all Scholars to do their absolute best during testing. Please make sure you come to school every day, get some well needed rest, eat an healthy breakfast and think positive. ​YOU CAN DO IT!

8th Grade Graduation

8th grade graduation will be held on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. It will be held in the gymnasium at 5:00pm. Congratulations to the 2017 McNair Graduates. ​

Last Day of School for Students/Q4 Report Card Distribution

The last day of school for scholars will be Tuesday, June 20th. Scholars will be receiving their end of the year/summer packet with their report cards for Quarter 4. Any questions, feel free to call the main office at (773)-534-8980.

Latest News

Below you will find information about McNair School of Excellence’s activities, milestones and events.

The McNair Experience

All of McNair’s efforts aim to create lifelong learners that are prepared for success in high school, college and beyond.  At McNair School of Excellence we operate with a relentless focus...

About AUSL

McNair School of Excellence is one of the 32 AUSL Chicago Public Schools. We are a network of neighborhood schools committed to improving student achievement and preparing students for college and career. AUSL creates...


Opened in 1998 and transformed through the AUSL network in 2014, McNair School of Excellence is an integral part of the Austin community. We welcome parents, families and community members to get involved at McNair...