Everything Grows
In the Gardens

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A Vital Community Hub and Resource

Aldridge School serves as a vital community hub and resource, uniting families, scholars, and community partners to ensure comprehensive support for every child we serve. Our focus is on nurturing the whole child, addressing their unique needs, and creating a thriving learning environment.


Fast Facts


2017-18 School Status


Student Population


Student/Teacher Ration

Recipient: Community Schools Initiative Grant & Social Works Chance Fund

Our designation: we are a neighborhood Chicago public school

Who we serve: Pre-K to 8th, Altgeld Gardens Housing and Garden Homes Communities.

Our resources: 1 to 1 technology, STEM lab, computer lab and a gameroom

Our eighth graders are collaborating to restore our two courtyard spaces, with the goal of reopening them for everyone to enjoy.

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We have a fantastic garden, and through a partnership with Gardeneers, our scholars are mastering the art of planting and growing vegetables.


Educating the Whole Child

We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals, and our comprehensive curriculum reflects this commitment, ensuring that our scholars grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Fine Arts
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Differentiation in Small Group Instruction

Supportive Learning Environment

We are a close-knit community where scholars feel safe, valued, and supported, fostering creativity and a love for learning.

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Diverse Extracurricular Activities

Students have access to a wide range of clubs, programs and sport , allowing them to explore their passions and develop leadership skills.

Global Perspective

Our partnerships with organizations like the Field Museum promote global awareness and help broaden scholars' horizons.

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"We aim to nurture global citizens without limitations. Whether in Altgeld Gardens, Chicago, California, or beyond, we want to broaden scholars' horizons and inspire endless possibilities in their educational journey."

-Mrs. Curry, Assistant Principal

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Empowering Student Voice

We have an active student council at our school, which plays a pivotal role in the decision-making process, ensuring that scholars' voices and needs are consistently represented.

Family-Oriented Environment

At Aldridge we foster a strong sense of community among staff, parents, and scholars, encouraging family involvement and support.


Preparing for the Future

Our comprehensive approach to education equips scholars with the skills, knowledge, and mindset required for success in higher education, future careers, and as responsible citizens contributing positively to society.

“The ultimate vision is for our scholars to graduate high school and pursue post-secondary education or careers that set them up for a better future.”

-Mrs. Agyeman-Badu, Principal

Our Community Partners

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our community collaborators for their steadfast assistance. Their benevolent contributions of expertise, materials, and hours have enhanced our educational program and opened numerous doors for our students to thrive, expand their horizons, and achieve success.

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