Our School

Greetings Everyone~

Welcome to our Lester Elementary School website! Thank you for coming by to learn more about our school. We have a great deal of information waiting for you. Lester School is a wonderful place to be. We serve approximately 500 students in grades K-6 in the close-knit residential community of Downers Grove, Illinois.

Each and every staff member strives to do the best things possible for the children at Lester. We have created a learning environment that promotes the philosophy that all children can learn. Our staff members promote life skills, good character, and a love of learning that is all tied to a fun and safe educational atmosphere.

Students at Lester focus on showing kindness, being responsible, respectful and safe.

Communication is the key to success. Working together, we can achieve what is best for children. We are lucky to have an involved community and PTA.  We are grateful for our Lester families and all they do for our students.

Thank you for the support of our school. It is with your help that we are able to accomplish great things at Lester! I have had the pleasure of serving as the assistant principal at Lester for five years and I am proud to be starting my second year as principal!  I look forward to a fantastic school year :)


Mrs. Katie Novosel, Principal

BOUNDARY  ROADS:  North – Ogden Avenue South – Warren/Burlington Avenue

West – Main Street    East – Cumnor to Naperville Rd. to Williams Street (West side)

(*Please note: All Lester students are walkers or car riders.)

History of Lester School

Frederick F. Lester Memorial School

This building is erected in memory of all Downers Grove servicemen who gave their lives for their country in World War II. It is named in recognition of Frederick F. Lester, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, who as a lad played on the prairies where the honorable school now stands.

Lester School Pledge image in color