San Miguel School-gary Comer Campus

819 N Leamington Ave,
Chicago, IL, 60651
Tel: (773)261-8851
Established in the fall of 2002, the Gary Comer Campus brought the San Miguel model to the west side of Chicago.
For years, the founders, board, and donors of San Miguel had expressed the desire to duplicate the success of the San Miguel model in another community in Chicago, but funds were limited for such an endeavor.
In 2002, Lands' End founder, Gary Comer, presented a generous and bold $1.2 million grant to San Miguel to start a San Miguel School in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.
Seven years later, the San Miguel School - Gary Comer Campus has become a beacon of hope on the West Side.
The Gary Comer Campus currently offers classes for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
Students are accepted based on academic and financial need.
During the 2007-2008 academic year, 94% of these students qualified for the government's free and reduced lunch program.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 9

Student Body

Total Students 111 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 100%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Austin Career Education Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northwest Inst For Contemporary Learning Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Northwest Inst For Contemporary Learning Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • Chicago Austin Career Education Center
    Alternative School
    5352 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60651
    (773)626-6988
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  10-12
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    Northwest Inst For Contemporary Learning Academy
    Alternative School
    5108 W Division Street
    Chicago , IL , 60651
    (773)921-2800
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  282  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    Little Leaders Of Tomorrow
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    5153 W Lake St
    Chicago , IL , 60644
    (773)378-0249
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.6  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Chicago
    Alpha Omega Ministries
    (Christian)
    1251 N Parkside Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60651
    (773)827-4598
    (Christian)
    0.8  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    St. Angela Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1332 N Massasoit Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60651
    (773)626-2655
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  276  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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