Lázaro Cárdenas Elementary School is a primary school composed of two buildings and services students from grades Pre-kindergarten through third. The total student population is 650 students, 99% of which is Mexican and Mexican American. It is located in the predominantly low-income, immigrant community of Little Village.








Our Mission

At Cárdenas we maintain high expectations for all members of the school community (students, parents, and staff). As educators we lay the foundation for college and career readiness. We strongly believe that all students will learn through rigorous and differentiated classroom instruction. Every child will have an equal opportunity to be educated in a safe and positive environment.



Spirit Week 2016 Video


• Equality for CPS Students
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  Lázaro Cardenas Elementary School
2345 S. Millard, Chicago, IL 60623
Tel: 773-534-1465
2406 S. Central Park, Chicago, IL 60623
Tel: 773-534-1475
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