The Auburn Gresham neighborhood is one of the south Side's best-kept secrets. It is home to many of Chicago's famous brick bungalows as well as Auburn Park and its "chain of lakes" surrounded by Winneconna Parkway, a hidden gem of green space. It is a vibrant African American community with a population of 49,000 according to the 2010 Census. In Auburn Gresham, most students come from families classified as low to moderate income according to government guidelines.
Albany Park (Est. 2012)
The Albany Park neighborhood is Chicago's "Gateway to the world, just eight miles northwest of the Downtown Chicago Loop at the end of the CTA Ravenswood Brown Line. Albany Park is one of the city's most ethnically diverse communities. According to the 2010 Census, more than 50 percent of its 55,000 residents were born outside of the United states. The majority of residents hail from Latin America and Mexico, followed by the Philippines, India, Korea, Cambodia, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East. Forty different languages are spoken by students attending local schools, and most students come from families classified as low to moderate income according to government guidelines.