Engaging families and the community as partners to support student success.


July 7, 2019
Test Review: ISBE Wants Exams Aligned
The Illinois State Board of Education has decided to review the slate of standardized tests students take, to try to make sure the exams align with each other.

June 25, 2019
Joint Review Board Says ‘Yes’ To Oakton-Lee TIF District
A joint review board of community stakeholders recommended moving forward with plans to create a new Tax Increment Financing District covering portions of Lee and Oakton streets in Des Plaines.

June 21, 2019
Dist. 62 Approves New Food Service Contract
A new food services contract with Arbor Management, Inc. for Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 includes a 4.83 percent increase in the reimbursable lunch rate and a 2.6 percent decrease in the reimbursable breakfast rate.

June 20, 2019
Most Students In Dist. 62 Meet Reading, Math Expectations
Most students in Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 are meeting expectations for growth in reading and math as outlined by ECRA, a third-party education research group.


The five strategic plan goals identify 13 priorities for the district to assess and analyze. Beginning this fall, the district action plan committees will study and define next steps.


Our district and its schools are the centers of the community. As such, the district believes that community engagement and collaboration between our staff, parents and residents are pivotal to the success of our students. The district has a volunteer program in place designed to strengthen partnerships between schools and our communities while preserving and enhancing educational opportunities for all students within the school district.


The district prides itself on the accomplishments of its staff and students as well as the contributions of our families and residents who volunteer their time to the schools.

Winter Card Contest

Distinguished Volunteers

Middle School Students You Should Know

Illinois Chapter of the School Public Relations Association


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Jennifer Tempest Bova
Director of Community Relations

Please contact Kathy Ryan, Administrative Assistant, via email, (847) 789-5102.