Welcome to Skinner West! This page will help you find the information you need as you make your transition to our elementary school.
Office of Student Health and Wellness
Mental health resources for students, staff, and caregivers
Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services
Admission process for Skinner West’s Classical and Neighborhood programs
New parent checklist (PDF)
General CPS enrollment information
All children enrolled in our neighborhood program must live within the Skinner West boundaries and abide by the CPS attendance boundary policy.
View all CPS school boundaries
Students entering preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade or students entering an Illinois school for the first time must submit proof of immunizations and health exams to Skinner West. Complete details are listed on our forms page.
One of the main methods of communicating important information to our parents is through our weekly newsletter. To subscribe:
Fill out the Newsletter Signup form
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Student fees for the 2023-2024 school year are $125 per child and cover costs for:
Instructional materials and supplemental resources
Education technology (IXL, iReady, Flocabulary, Desmos, and Quaver)
Novels and magazine subscriptions
Field trip transportation (minimum 1 field trip per homeroom fully funded)
Equipment and supplies for ancillary and extracurricular classes (art, music, PE, world language, S.T.E.M., and dance)
This fee does not include special events fees, such as 8th grade graduation fees and overnight field trips.
Fees are due October 31, 2023, and can be paid via ePAY. After you submit payment, send a screenshot to Mrs. Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org and your child’s homeroom teacher.
Contact Mrs. Campbell for ePAY registration assistance.
For school fee assistance, download the school fee waiver form and contact the main office to discuss reduced school fees.
School supply lists by grade level are listed on our website. School supplies can be dropped off on ‘Supply Drop-off Day” or on the first day of school in your child's classroom. More information will be shared in our weekly newsletter. Please remember, each student is also responsible for ancillary and art supplies
Superstar safety is our number one priority. We ask that anyone dropping off or picking up children, watch for pedestrians, listen to the staff outside of the building, and follow our procedures.
Room parents are volunteers in each classroom from K- 8th grade and for ancillary classes: library, art, science and foreign language. If you're interested in being a room parent or co-parent coordinator, please contact our room parent coordinators, Kavita Rao and Sabrina Wing. Many more volunteer opportunities are listed under the “Get Involved” section of this website.
If you have other questions, we invite you to send an email to the communications team titled it, "New Parent Question." Parent volunteers will attempt to answer your questions within 48 hours. Your patience is appreciated!
Skinner West is ranked as a Top 10 school in Illinois! Skinner West ranked 7th among 2,202 elementary schools in Illinois and 1,430 middle schools in Illinois, with 99.2% of Skinner West students meeting or exceeding state standards! The rankings are based on the Sun-Times' analysis of state achievement test data, and reflects the average scores of students within each school. Congratulations to Skinner West's students, faculty, administration, and parents for Skinner West's continued success.