South Loop Elementary School

1601 South Dearborn Street

South Loop Elementary School’s new building is a 120,000-square-foot, four-story facility with 32 classrooms–including computer labs, science labs, and art and music rooms– as well as a kitchen and lunchroom, gymnasium with stage, student services center, multipurpose room, and a rooftop play area. The site is also home to a ground-level playlot and a parking lot made with a permeable stormwater detention system.

“The new South Loop Elementary School is a sound investment in current and future students, and in our growing community. Our students are achieving record academic gains and I look forward to seeing this growth continue in the new building.”

– 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell

The new building will accommodate Grades 4-8, and the existing facility (1212 South Plymouth Court) will accommodate Grades K-3. Between both buildings, South Loop Elementary School now has the capacity to serve approximately 1770 students.

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View the construction contract details for this project here.