Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy

Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy 1313 North Claremont Avenue Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Jose de Diego Elementary Community Academy is one of many schools across the country named for Puerto Rican statesman, jurist, and author Jose de Diego (1867-1918). Born in Puerto Rico and educated both […]

Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School 4332 North Paulina Street Historical profile by Elizabeth A. Patterson Ravenswood Elementary School has been a focal point of the surrounding community for nearly 150 years. In 1869, a group of real estate speculators known as the Ravenswood Land Company platted the Village of Ravenswood on farmland and wooded acreage north of […]

Ariel Community Academy and North Kenwood Oakland Charter Elementary School (formerly Shakespeare School)

Ariel Community Academy North Kenwood Oakland Charter Elementary School 1110 East 46th Street Historical profile by Julia S. Bachrach In 2001, the Chicago Public Schools completed a $12.5 million renovation of the old Shakespeare School building.  This project not only provided the thorough rehabilitation of a significant historic building, but also allowed the structure, which […]