Elementary (PreK-8) Charter School in Chicago, IL. This school serves 350 children in Chicago's impoverished Lawndale neighborhood. LEARN offers a positive alternative to local neighborhood public schools. LEARN is a public school, and students are admitted via lottery. There is currently a 200 student waiting list. LEARN Charter School is the number two charter school in the city of Chicago based on 2005-2006 standardized test scores.