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

Halloween Fun Night

All scholars are invited to McNair Halloween Fun Night on October 31st, from 3:30PM-5:30PM. It will consist of fun games, food and music. All scholars must be accompanied by an parent and/or guardian to attend. ​We are looking forward to seeing all scholars.

School Improvement Day/No school

There is no school for McNair scholars on Friday, November 4th, 2016.​

Quarter 1 Report Card Pick Up/Parent Conferences

​Quarter 1 parent conferences will be taking place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 from 12:00-6:00PM. Parents will be able to meet their children teacher(s), and check the status of their grades. 

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...