About Wright

    • Wright Elementary School is directly aligned to District 300’s central mission: to ensure all students are college or career ready upon graduation. 

      Wright Elementary School is located in Hampshire, Illinois, a northwest Chicago suburb in southern McHenry County.  Our school is approximately 4 miles west of the Interstate 90 and Route 47 interchange. Hampshire has a population of 23,301, according to the United States Census.  

      Wright Elementary School serves 787 students from the communities of Hampshire and Pingree Grove. We celebrate our diverse student population: 


      Total Enrollment 787 Caucasian 68.5% African American 2.7% Hispanic 21.6% Asian 2.7% American Indian 0.5%

      2+ races 4.1% Low Income 21.7% Disabilities 12.1% English Learners 8.6% Homeless 0.3%


      Wright Elementary School is part of District 300, the 6th largest school district in Illinois based on student enrollment. District 300 serves over 23,000 students and covers 118 square miles in northern Illinois. The district includes 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 kindergarten through 8th grade school, 1 early childhood center, and 1 alternative school.

Fast Facts

      • Mascot: Wildcat
      • School Colors: Purple / Black / Silver
      • Year Built: 2007

Maps and Directions

    • Directions:

      1500 Ketchum Road, Hampshire, IL 60140

      From Randall Road, turn west onto Route 72. Turn north onto Route 47. Turn west onto Big Timber Road. Continue past Route 20, turning south onto Ketchum Road. The school is on the southwest corner of Big Timber and Ketchum.