Harvard School of Excellence
Harvard School of Excellence

Harvard School of Excellence

Harvard School of Excellence provides a quality instructional program equipped to meet standards and goals established by the federal, state, and local government. We believe that all children will make adequate progress when placed in a well-nurtured learning environment and taught by competent, dedicated, and caring teachers.


Harvard School of Excellence

From The Principal: Aisha McCarthy

Harvard School, located on the southwest side of Chicago, is a two-structured building - one built around the early 1900s and the second in the 1960s. The school's enrollment is approximately 430 students. The population is nearly 100% African-American.

Harvard's staff consists of 2 administrators, 1 counselor, 3 resource teachers, 19 classroom teachers grades PreK-8, 1 full-time physical education teacher, 1 full-time music teacher, 1 full-time art teacher, 2 instructional teacher assistants, 2 security officers, and 1 school secretary.

Harvard offers a wide range of extracurricular activities such as football, choir, cheerleading, volleyball, conservation club, art club, pom-pom, and basketball.

Key Results

Increased student attendance by 1% from 2013 to 2014.

Increased the percent of students at or above grade level in reading by 3% from 2013 to 2014.

90% of families would strongly recommend Harvard School of Excellence.

97% of families are satisfied or highly satisfied.

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