Click the appropriate link below to view the district's current boundary maps:
Current ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS boundary map
Current MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS boundary map
If you are new to the district, you may call the D300 Central Office at 847.551.8300 for assistance in determining which school(s) your child(ren) will be assigned to, according to your street address. Registration information for families new to D300 is available HERE.
As first reported by the district well over a year ago, the district is now researching the possible revision of attendance boundaries for some schools. If it is determined that boundary revisions are needed, they would not occur until summer 2015 after a period of public input. The affected schools have not yet been determined. The district will strive to ensure that the upcoming discussion on attendance boundary changes is as focused on classroom instruction and educational programmingas on operational needs. The boundary revisions might become necessary for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Current crowding at some schools,
- Ongoing and future enrollment growth, and
- Needing to make the best use of classroom space across the district in light of new, smaller class sizes, which are in the best educational interest of children.
At this point (February 2014), no recommendations have been developed, and no decisions have been made. As the process moves forward, there will be opportunities for the public to assist in responding to programmatic and/or boundary proposals before the School Board makes a decision. Current families who live in neighborhoods that are proposed for boundary changes will be notified before a decision is made.
At a public meeting of the School Board on Dec. 9, 2013, a demographic study was summarized and discussed. That summary is available HERE. (You can watch this discussion on the BoardDocs webpage HERE. Choose the Dec. 9, 2013, Board meeting, click Watch Video, and select agenda item #7.5.) In his detailed report, which is available in full HERE, professional demographer Dr. John Kasarda estimated future student enrollment in D300 by analyzing housing trends per village, retention rates from one grade level to the next for each school, birth/fertility rates for each village in D300, and the overall migration of students between schools throughout the district. Dr. Kasarda’s findings generally showed that:
- Available space in most D300 schools is currently tight, which the district will study further in coming months
- Future enrollment estimates do not indicate the need to make any boundary changes for the 2014-2015 school year (if changes are determined necessary, they would not go into effect until 2015-2016)
- Overall elementary school enrollment is not expected to grow much over the next five years
- Overall middle school enrollment is expected to slightly decrease (with HMS being an exception)
- High school future enrollments vary greatly
Based on Dr. Kasarda’s findings, the district plans to take the next several months to develop and discuss educational program options that will maximize the use of existing space in D300 schools, and to share these program options with the public before any decisions are made.
Click here to see the information discussed by the School Board at the May 28, 2013, Board meeting, and click here to see the enrollment and boundaries update discussed by the Board at the August 26, 2013, meeting. (All Board meetings are open to the public.) The district will continue to add information to this webpage over the next several months about the process and any proposed programs and/or boundary revisions.