Dedicated to Promoting Academic and Social Excellence

Carter School of Excellence works diligently to provide our students with a strong foundation for success as they strive for greatness. The Carter staff is trained to deliver rigorous academic instruction and create a positive culture and climate.

Pre K-8

Carter School of Excellence

5740 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Enrollment: 416
A Level 1 CPS Neighborhood School



The Success Project

The Success Project aims to better prepare middle grade students for high school and college readiness by equipping them with tools to be successful during the transition between 8th and 9th grade. This work begins in 6th grade with instructional preparation through the 6to16 curriculum high school and college readiness supports, identifying each student's "best fit" high school, creating a sense of student ownership with their academic and attendance data to improve their on-track success rate and partnerships with various colleges to increase awareness and preparation.


Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools provides individualized instruction that delivers a significant improvement in instructional outcomes for college readiness as well as intensive intervention supports for all learners. Through our partnership with Citizen Schools, students make an average of 1.67 times the typical growth on the English Language Arts NWEA MAP test. Citizen Schools provides opportunities during the day to co-teach, provide small group and individualized instruction as well as an extended learning day from 3:45-5:15pm for tutoring and apprenticeships to learn from local professionals at companies like Google, United Airlines, Motorola, Common Threads and Shedd Aquarium.

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Enrolling Your Child at Carter

Carter School of Excellence is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society. If you would like your child to be a part of this learning community, please follow the steps below.


Procedure To Follow

Carter School of Excellence is an attendance-area school. All students who live within the boundaries of Carter may attend.


Attendance Area

Use the CPS School Locator tool to determine if Carter is your neighborhood school.

CPS School Locator



Prior to visiting the school, gather the necessary documentation to register your child for school.

CPS Registration Checklists