Front Office Hours: 8:45am-4:00pm. Visitors must have an appointment - please contact the Front Office (773 534-7790) to make an appointment. For current students not attending Skinner West in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please fill out this online transfer form (also located under Parent Resources) Skinner West Ranked #1 Chicago Public School by Chicago Magazine! Click Here
First day of school: August 30, 2021
Front Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Visitors must have an appointment! Please contact the Front Office (773 534-7790) to make an appointment.
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The Mark T. Skinner School's vision is to be the premier elementary school in metropolitan Chicago for educating special children (Special Education, Classical, Neighborhood and Magnet School) and to serve as the outstanding model for all such schools.
The Mark T. Skinner School is an exceptional community committed to helping a diverse student body achieve academic, social, and personal excellence through a partnership among children, parents, staff, and community.
In accordance with the Chicago School Reform Act, our mission is:
LRE Mandate / Vision:
"That to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated with children who do not have a disability. Special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environments occurs only when the nature or severity of the disabilities is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services can not be achieved satisfactory."
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Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Mrs. Clark, Principal
Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Assistant Principal
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