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To educate each child in an environment of excellence that provides a foundation for contributing to a complex global society.
To be a school district where all children experience success and grow in excellence.
To realize excellence through:
Leadership • Achievement • Accountability
Responsibility • Integrity • Community Involvement
Dr. Renée Schuster, Superintendent
Gary Frisch, Assistant Superintendent for Business
Dr. Janet Stutz, Assistant Superintendent for Learning
Kevin Russell, Director of Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction
Dr. Kurt Schneider, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services
Christine Igoe, Director of Pupil Services
Doug Eccarius, Executive Director of Human Resources
Bridget McGuiggan, Director of Communications
Eric Danley, Director of Technology
Jim Prusa, Facilities Coordinator
District 181 offers a comprehensive K-8 curriculum covering the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social science, physical education, health, art, music, foreign language, and social-emotional learning. The middle school program features grade-level teams, elective and exploratory offerings, and extra-curricular activities. A special program is provided for identified gifted students, and a comprehensive program and a wide range of professional services are provided to assist students with developmental and academic concerns.
Tests results, both state and nationally standardized, indicate that District 181 students are performing at exceptionally high levels.
All State Tests
District 181 - 97.6 State Average - 76.7
Board of Education:
The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Education elected to four-year terms. Board of Education business meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at Elm Elementary School. The board meets as a Committee of the Whole on the second Monday of the month at other schools. All board meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Agendas and meeting locations are posted at www.d181.org.
Board members are President Michael Nelson, Vice President Glenn Yaeger, Secretary Russell Rhoads, Sarah Lewensohn, Yvonne Mayer, Marty Turek, and Brendan Heneghan.
Facts & Stats
Community: District 181 serves Hinsdale, parts of Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, and Willowbrook, and is located 20 miles southwest of Chicago 3,984 Students
Description: Predominantly residential
Population: 25,655; 9,500 households, 30-35% with children in school
Total Enrollment: 3,984 Students
Attendance Area High School: Hinsdale Central High School
Attendance Rate: 96.3%
Average Class Size: 21.3 Students
Percent of Low Income Students: 3.8%
Percent of Limited English Proficiency: 1.6%
Percent on Individualized Educational Program (IEP): 11.9%
Pupil-Teacher Ratio: 16.8
Total Certified Staff: 275
Staff with Master’s Degree or Higher: 80.6%
Average Teaching Experience: 14.5 years
Average Teacher Salary: $88,176
Average Administrator Salary: $129,447
Operating Cost Per Student: $14,998
Total Expenses (2010-11): $60,994,299
Standard & Poor’s Bond Rating: AAA
Source: 2012 Illinois District Report Card
Connect with District 181
E-news: www.d181.org >> Contact >> Key Communicators