Byrne Elementary School Annex

5329 South Oak Park Avenue

“Year after year, Byrne students achieve record academic gains, and we owe it to them to remove any barriers to academic success. This annex provides students and teachers with the space and facilities necessary to obtain a 21st century education.”

– Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Like other high-performing neighborhood schools, Michael M. Byrne Elementary School has recently seen increased enrollment, creating a need for expanded facilities. The school’s new two-story annex added much needed space to the school, housing a new library with floor-to-ceiling windows, 16 classrooms—including a science lab and music room—and a large multipurpose room. Renovations to the legacy building included converting the old lunchroom and library into classrooms and updating the fire alarm system, while outside modular classrooms were removed and replaced with a turf play field.

Byrne Elementary students, parents and teachers joined the PBC, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and Alderman Silvana Tabares to cut the ribbon on the new annex for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

“This state-of-the-art annex would not have happened without the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers and the whole community. Today we celebrate new opportunities and renewed investments in Garfield Ridge.”

– 23rd Ward Alderman Michael Zalewski

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This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.