• Open house dates will be announced at a later date and posted to our calendar & newsletter. • Welcome to our new site! We’ll be making more updates over the coming weeks. Stop back for more information• Skinner West School Hours will remain the same for the 2019-2020 School Year 8:45 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.• Skinner West Ranked #1 Chicago Public School by Chicago Magazine! Click Here

Things to remember

  • Wednesday, September 11th – Friends of Skinner West (FOSW) Volunteer Meeting (9am)

  • September 17th – Local School Council Meeting (6pm)

  • September 26th – FOSW Walkathon

Important dates can be found on the Chicago Public Schools 2019 - 2020 school calendar.  The bell schedule for the 2019-2020 school year will remain the same, 8:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m.   Student drop-off at the main building begins at 8:15am


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.
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In accordance with the Chicago School Reform Act, our mission is:

To provide quality education for our students in all subject areas;
To assess our educational program annually in order to ensure that students are prepared for the next level of academic achievement;
To effectively utilize all available resources to achieve these goals through effective management and communication, quality professional staffing and staff development, parental involvement & community partnerships.

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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  • Pre School at Branch

  • Kindergarten- 2nd Grade

  • 3rd - 5th Grade

  • 6th - 8th Grade

  • Resource Teachers

  • Special Services

  • Administration and Support Staff


Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School 
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 773-534-7790

Mrs. Clark, Principal
Mrs. Robinson, Assistant Principal