Our School
About Us

James G. Blaine elementary is a Fine Arts Magnet Cluster school.  We serve students from pre-school through eighth grade. We are located at the corner of Southport Avenue and Grace Street, in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Our main entrance door is on Grace. Regular school hours:  8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Blaine is in City of Chicago School District 299.

Important Facts & Achievements

In recent years, Blaine has achieved distinct recognition among Chicago Public Schools:

– Maintains a Level 1+ School Quality Rating which is the highest rating in CPS 
– Maintains an “A+” on the CPS internal grading system

Our School Environment

Be prepared… As you step inside the hallways of Blaine, and take a look around the classrooms, art room, music room, gymnasium, and offices, you’ll begin to notice a common pattern: Hard-working students, and a dedicated community of faculty, staff, administration, and parent volunteers, all striving for excellence. At Blaine, we share your commitment to providing a top-notch education that will help prepare your children for success in high school and beyond.