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About District 181

Our Vision

To be a community school district where students develop the skills they need to change the world and the confidence they need to do it.

Our Mission

To provide a premier educational experience that teaches students to be critical thinkers and enables them to achieve their full potential – academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our Guiding Principles

We value academic excellence and believe it is best achieved through:

  • Curriculum: Research-based, results-oriented educational programs reflective of community expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Fuels academic success and the development of 21st century skills.
  • Creativity: Recognizes the whole child and fosters personal achievement in the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities.
  • Competition: As a healthy measure of preparedness and self-motivation.
  • Courage: Doing the right thing guides behavior and builds confidence.
  • Curiosity: Life-long learners are curious about the world around them.
  • Community: Parental and community involvement results in better outcomes; responsible and equitable resource management strengthens our schools and community; and good citizenship is modeled through service to others.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Open, transparent and respectful dialogue with and among stakeholders about decisions and the decision making process reinforces trust and improves outcomes.
  • Continuous Improvement: Setting high standards allows students and staff to meet their full potential and excel.
  • Consistency: In personal performance as well as offerings between schools and within schools, an integral element to success at all levels.

Our Strategic Plan

Please click here to view the District 181 Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of Education in February 2016.

Our Contact Information

D181 Locations

Administration Center
115 West 55th Street, Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills Middle School
301 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

Elm School
15 W. 201 60th St., Burr Ridge

Hinsdale Middle School
100 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale

Madison School
611 S. Madison St., Hinsdale

Monroe School
210 N. Madison St., Hinsdale

Oak School
950 S. Oak St., Hinsdale

Prospect School
100 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills

The Lane School
500 N. Elm St., Hinsdale

Walker School
120 Walker Ave., Clarendon Hills