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CGW students have exceeded national norms in both reading and math.

Contact Info

4444 S Evans Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: 773.938-8330

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UChicago Charter Carter G. Woodson Campus (Grade 8)

Carter G. Woodson (CGW) serves students in grade 8 and is one of the four campuses of the UChicago Charter School. CGW provides rigorous and engaging instruction that expands students' interests and increases their strengths, cultivating and developing leadership capacity in every student.

Approach and Curriculum

Carter G. Woodson is distinguished by:

  • A school culture of high academic achievement where students learn to lead themselves, their school and their world.
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum, programs and practices that recognize and build upon individual student needs and strengths to support all students in forming positive identities and becoming independent scholars.
  • Committed, knowledgeable and skillful educators who teach, guide and inspire students to excel.
  • An emphasis on enabling students to develop their intellects and explore their interests through X-block courses such as real estate, ice skating, entrepreneurship, biking, fashion design and cooking.
  • A Living Museum program that teaches students how to develop and apply research methods to the study of history and present their findings to juries of parents, community members and experts in the field.
  • Oratory, which asks students to study poetry and the spoken word and give public performances rated by panels of peers, teachers and spoken word artists.
  • Science Fair involving the formulation and testing of hypotheses, public presentations and ratings of the work.
  • Expert use of literacy and mathematics assessments to measure students' progress in order to tailor instruction and supports to enable all children to reach higher levels of achievement.
  • The infusion of technology throughout the curriculum, including laptops for all students.
  • Increased instructional time through an August-June academic year and a school day that offers extended hours beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:45 p.m.


Carter G. Woodson educates students to be successful at high levels with
a deep commitment to addressing their individual needs and stages of development.

  • CGW's 8th graders exceeded the national norm score on NWEA for math and reading for the 2017-18 school year.

About the Carter G. Woodson Name

Carter G. Woodson Middle School's namesake created Negro History Week (later Black History Month) and was key to the establishment of Black history as an important field of scholarship. Carter G. Woodson was among the first African American graduates of the University of Chicago, receiving both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in 1898. In 1912, he became the second African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University.

Campus Leadership

Jarred Brown, Campus Director

Campus Newsletter

This Week @ CGW, our campus newsletter, is a great way to learn about the numerous activities and events happening here at CGW.

Click here to view the latest edition of the newsletter (03/20/2015)

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