Principal's Corner
Greetings and Welcome to Deneen School of Excellence

Thank you for visiting our school website. We hope your visit to our site will answer any questions you have about our wonderful school. We are located on the south side of Chicago in the Greater Grand Crossing community. Deneen is a turnaround Chicago public school that is managed by the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL). We have 550 students in grades Pre-K through eighth. Over 98% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch.

Our school is committed to providing a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. Each student’s self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved on our students’ learning.

Our students not only have a strong academic experience, but also have opportunities to participate in our curricular enhancement programs. These programs include fine arts, performing arts, and athletics. We believe that these experiences are critical to the development of the full potential of our students. Therefore, we expect our students to take part in these opportunities.

The Deneen School of Excellence staff aims to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through developmentally-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Deneen is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society.

At Deneen, we exemplify excellence every day!

Karla Kemp, Principal