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 Street.
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 397
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Halloween Fun Night

Halloween Fun Night will be taking place on Tuesday October 31st​, from 4-5pm. There will be plenty of light refreshments, games, and candy. Costumes are allowed but NO MASKS! Scholars that have 97% for the month of October will be receiving a invitation and must be accompanied by an parent or guardian for Halloween Fun Night.  Hope to see you there! 

School Improvement Day/No School

​In observance of school improvement day, there will be no school for McNair scholars. See you bright and early Monday morning! 

Quarter 1 Report Card Pick-Up/Teacher Conferences

Quarter 1 Report Card Pick-up/Teacher Conferences will be taking place on Wednesday, November 15th from 12-6pm.  We are encouraging all scholars to bring their parent and/or guardians for Report Card Pickup to meet their magnificent teachers and staff to see the progress of their child(ren). Hope to see you all there. 

Latest News

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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...