Things to remember:

• Hybrid Reopening Reminders - K-8th

FAQ’s For Hybrid Learning From K-4 Parent Meeting | K-5 Students Return to In-Person Learning On March 1st

Remote Learning Plans-By Grade Level: June 14 - June 18

  • Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  Mrs. Clark's welcome video can be found here.  

  • Front Office Hours: 8:45am-4:00pm.  Visitors must have an appointment - please contact the Front Office (773 534-7790) to make an appointment. 

  •  CPS students can log into their account through   If you are new to CPS or have never logged in to your CPS account, please step-by-step instructions found in this guide.

  • Free COVID-19 Walk-up Testing: Wednesdays thru 12/31 at 955 W Grand (Alley) from 10am-6pm    

  • Important Dates:


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."



  • Skinner In the News

  • Put your child's name on the Skinner Marquee! Looking for a unique Way to Say "Happy Birthday" to Your Child? Surprise your child with an electronic greeting on the Skinner West marquee for only $25.  Read more here

Pay School Fees Online HERE



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

Mrs. Clark, Principal
Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Assistant Principal

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