Front Office Hours: 8:45am-4:00pm. Visitors must have an appointment - please contact the Front Office (773 534-7790) to make an appointment. For current students not attending Skinner West in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please fill out this online transfer form (also located under Parent Resources) Skinner West Ranked #1 Chicago Public School by Chicago Magazine! Click Here
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 cps.edu/portal. If you are new to CPS or have never logged in to your CPS account, please step-by-step instructions found in this guide.
Chromebook Distribution - Parents must fill out the Skinner West Chromebook Request Form to request a chromebook for each child.
Free COVID-19 Walk-up Testing: Wednesdays in September
CPS School Calendar - English and Spanish
Deadline to submit Local School Council nomination forms to Skinner West. October 2nd
A list of required documents can be found here. Please email documents to email@example.com. More information will follow about picking up/dropping off forms in the school office
No School: Monday, October 12th (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
No School: Tuesday, November 3rd (Election Day)
No School: Friday, November 6th (School Improvement Day)
Local School Council (LSC) Elections: Wednesday, 11/18 @ all-day
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.
In accordance with the Chicago School Reform Act, our mission is:
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."
School Supply 2020 - 2021
Skinner In the News
Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Mrs. Clark, Principal
Mrs. Robinson, Assistant Principal
CPS Non-Discimination Statement