Our Story

About District 58:

We achieve academic excellence.

District 58 supports learning to meet the needs of all students. We adopted new English-Language Arts resources in 2018, new Science resources in 2019, new Math resources in 2020 and new Social Studies resources in 2021 and 2022.  We proudly equip our teachers with rigorous and updated curricular materials to help our students succeed!

The State of Illinois awarded all District 58 schools with either an Exemplary or Commendable academic designation.

Students consistently perform well on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.

  • Grade level achievement ranges from 84th percentile to 98th percentile in Reading
  • Grade level achievement ranges from 83rd percentile to 98th percentile in Math

Source: Fall 2022 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) results; achievement percentiles are calculated against the 7,800+ schools nationwide that take this test.

Plus, our Grove Children's Preschool program earned back-to-back Gold Ratings from the State of Illinois Preschool Audit. This is the highest rating a preschool can earn for excellence in teaching and learning!

We care for the whole child.

District 58 incorporates social-emotional learning into its daily instruction for all students. In fact, the District was an early adopter of social-emotional learning curricular resources that foster student well-being.

District 58 keeps students at the center of every decision. Our dedicated teachers and staff work collaboratively to nurture each student's academic, social and emotional needs. To better support all students, the average District 58 classroom has 18 students. (Source: 2021 Illinois Report Card)

  • 93% of parents say: "My child's school is a supportive and inviting place for students."
  • 88% of parents say: "My child's school focuses on teaching the whole child, including social and
  • emotional skills."
  • 94% of parents say: "Adults at this school believe my child can be a success." 

Source: 2022 District 58 School Environment Survey

We prepare students for success.

All District 58 schools feed into District 99 for high school.
68% of District 58 students enter District 99 ready for a sophomore level class or above.
92% of District 99 students graduate, compared to 87% of Illlinois students.

We plan for the future.

The District 58 Board of Education approved a Strategic Plan in 2018 that charged District 58 with three goals: Focusing on Learning, Connecting the Community, and Securing the Future.

Through "Securing the Future," District 58 is developing a comprehensive master facility plan that will ensure a safe, modernized and effective learning environment for all students. The master facility plan is being developed with input from all stakeholders, including District 58 staff, parents and the broader community. We are very excited for the future of our fantastic schools! Follow our progress at www.dg58.org/facility-planning and at www.dg58.org/referendum