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 A LEVEL 1 SCHOOL.

Pre K-8

McNair School of Excellence

4820 W. Walton Street.
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 392
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Q4 Progress Report Distribution

All McNair students will be receiving their Q4 progress reports before dismissal on Friday, May 18th. Please contact the main office for any questions or concerns at 773-534-8980.​

No School (Memorial Day)

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 28th. ​

8th Grade Ribbon Pinning Ceremony

​One step closer to graduation! Our 8th grade Ribbon Pinning Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 1st. Feel free to call the main office for any questions!

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...