Noble Network of Charter Schools

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Noble Network of Charter Schools
Noble Network Logo.jpg
Type and location
Type State Charter
Grades 6-12
Established 1999
Location Chicago, Illinois
District information
Superintendent Michael Milkie (co-founder/CEO)
Schools 17
Students and staff
Students 10,161 (as of 10/2014)
Staff 1,000+
Athletic conference Chicago Public League
Other information
Authorized by Chicago Public Schools

The Noble Network of Charter Schools (formerly known as Noble Street Charter School) is an open enrollment, multi-campus charter public high school serving students throughout Chicago. Noble was cofounded in 1999[1] through a partnership between Ron Manderschied, President of Northwestern University Settlement House, Michael Milkie,[2] and Tonya Hernandez Milkie. Noble's vision is to be America’s best high school network serving low-income students, preparing more than 5,000 of its alumni to graduate from college by the year 2020. Noble seeks to create constructive change in the communities it serves and close the opportunity gap nationwide. Noble's theory of change is that providing low-income students with a world-class education and helping them to graduate college will positively impact their lives, families and communities for generations to come.

The Noble Network enjoys an overall college matriculation rate of 90%. In 2014, Noble students had the highest ACT scores among Chicago open enrollment schools and received more Posse Scholarships than any private or selective enrollment school. Noble's mission is to instill in students the scholarship, discipline and honor necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Noble was also name the "4th Most Change-Making High School in the Nation" by The Daily Beast. [3]


Noble Network of Charter Schools Map

Notable Teacher/Leadership Awards[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

  • John Butler, Chairman, Cottingham and Butler, Inc.
  • Cecil Cartwright, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Guy Comer, President, Comer Science & Education Foundation
  • John Harris, Managing Partner, Wishbone Management, LP/Analyst, Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfab, Inc. & Vice Chairman of the Board, Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • Rebeca Nieves Huffman, Illinois State Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform
  • Liam Krehbiel, Founder and CEO, A Better Chicago
  • Harvey Medvin, Retired EVP and CFO, Aon Corporation
  • Michael Milkie, CEO and Superintendent, Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • Anne Mueller, Community leader
  • Allan Muchin, Chairman Emeritus, Katten Muchin Rosenman & Chairman of the Board, Noble Network of Charter Schools
  • Martin Nesbitt, Co-CEO, Vistria Group
  • Nancy Golder Northrip, Director, Golder Family Foundation/Owner, Ultimate Gymnastics
  • Troy Ratliff, Manager of the Administrative Service Organization, Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Bruce Rauner, Retired Principal & Chairman, GTCR/Rauner Family Foundation
  • Jonathan Reinsdorf, President, FroogaliT LLC
  • William Rowe, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP/Rowe Family Charitable Trust
  • Jean Sheridan, Retired EVP, Northern Trust
  • Steve Sullivan, Vice President, NAI Hiffman
  • Bryant Traubert, M.D., President, Chicago Park District
  • Menno Vermeulen, Partner, LSV Asset Management
  • David Weinberg, Founder & President, Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Noble-Relay Graduate School of Education Teaching Residency Program[edit]

The Noble-Relay Teaching Residency, run in partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education, launched in the summer of 2014 providing a clear, one-year pathway into a career as a teacher in an urban setting for Noble alumni and interested community members. During the program year, Residents balance learning what it takes to be a high-expectations, high-rigor, data-driven, super-planned teacher while providing real value to the school and being accountable to delivering quality work on all responsibilities. Successful graduates of the Noble-Relay Graduate School of Education Teaching Residency will transition into full-time teaching positions at Noble after the residency year and will have completed the first year of a two-year alternative teacher certification and master’s program through Relay Graduate School of Education. In their second year Residents will complete their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. The Noble-Relay Graduate School of Education Teaching Residency provides Residents with a structured, supportive and more sustainable on-ramp into the rewarding and challenging teaching profession, while also providing Illinois’ schools with a robust, diverse, and highly selective pipeline of teachers.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Corey (19 October 2010). "NORTH SIDE TO GET COLLEGE PREP". Star Tribune  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Rossi, Rosalind (18 February 2009). "Charter schools little better than others: study". Chicago Sun Times  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  3. ^ [1] 25 High Performing Low-Income Changemaker Schools. Retrieved on 20 October 2014
  4. ^ Campus locations
  5. ^ [2] 2014 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice Winner: Steven Sanders. Retrieved on 22 October 2014
  6. ^ [3] Gary Comer Principal Wins Prestigious Ryan Award. Retrieved on 22 October 2014
  7. ^ [4] Teach For America Alumni Awards. Retrieved on 22 October 2014
  8. ^ [5] People Magazine's Teacher of the Year. Retrieved on 22 October 2014
  9. ^ [6] The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Award Winners: 2010. Retrieved on 22 October 2014
  10. ^ [7] Bank of America Local Hero Award Winner. Retrieved on 22 October 2014