Exemplify Excellence Every Day at Lewis

We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students’ learning. Please visit this page often for the latest news about events, activities, and schedules at Lewis School of Excellence.

Pre K-8

Lewis School of Excellence

1431 N. Leamington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 480
2017-2018 Goals:
Attendance 2017 Goal: 96%
MAP 2017 Goal, Growth Percentile Reading, (3rd-8th) 50%
MAP 2017 Goal, Growth Percentile, Math (3rd-8th) 35%

School Calendar

Keep Track of the Latest Events!

Use this calendar for information about happenings at the school.

CPS Schedule

CPS School Calendars

Use the links to the right to view the CPS calendars: your guide to staying on track during the school year.

Bell Schedule

School Day Schedule

Lewis School of Excellence is a closed campus school. The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday with Universal Breakfast. Students are dismissed at 3:45 p.m.

Doors open each day at 8:30am to support with student entry and close at 8:55am. The Main Entrance Doors at Door 1 will not open until 9:00am to ensure that all students have safely entered their classrooms. 

All students will be dismissed with their teacher at 3:45pm. 


Below you will find information about Lewis School of Excellence’s activities, milestones, and events.

Arne Duncan at Lewis!

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​Lewis School of Excellence was lucky enough to have been visited by former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan! Appointed by former President Barack Obama, Mr. Duncan served as Secretary of Education from 2009 to 2015. It was an honor to host him here at Lewis, as he toured our facility and observed the hardworking students we call our Lions!...

8th Grade Trip to St. Louis!

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This year, our 8th grade students have raised money to go to St. Louis for their Class Trip. They will be hitting the road from June 11th - 13th. This is a huge opportunity and the first time our students are going on an overnight trip. This year, they hosted a ton of fundraisers to help them raise the...