Exemplify Excellence Every Day at O'Keeffe

We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students’ learning. Please visit this page often for the latest news about events, activities, and schedules at O’Keeffe School of Excellence.

Pre K-8

O’Keeffe School of Excellence

6940 S. Merrill Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649

Enrollment: 620
A CPS Neighborhood School managed by the AUSL Network

School Calendar

Keep Track of the Latest Events

Use this calendar for information about happenings at the school.

CPS Schedule

CPS School Calendars

Bell Schedule

School Day Schedule

The O’Keeffe School of Excellence school day for the 2015-2016 school year is from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • 8:30-8:45 a.m. Students arrive to school (No students should arrive prior to 8:30 a.m.)
  • 8:40 a.m. Line up bell rings - Universal Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. Students enter the building and instruction begins promptly


Students GROW at O’Keeffe!

Currently our students are showing tremendous growth in their learning as measured by the NWEA assessment.  Our students show growth at a rate better than 77% of schools nationally in Reading and better than 70% of schools nationally in mathematics.  We are proud to announce that our students continue to strive for EXCELLENCE as we continue to make the CLIMB!!

Way to go College Bound Cougars!!