Message from the Superintendent
In Community High School District 155, we pride ourselves on providing a unique experience for each student. We believe our students learn more about themselves and their personal aspirations because our class sizes are smaller than most traditional suburban high schools. Our students also have more opportunities to get involved in sports and extracurricular activities. Eighty-nine percent of students from the class of 2018 participated in one or more of the 200 extracurricular activities being offered in our schools. District 155 is a special place for students to grow both academically and emotionally.
Our teachers and staff take the time to get to know each student, and they are invested in making sure we do what’s best for our students, because many of our teachers and staff are proud alumni of District 155 and enjoy living in the communities we serve. This whole child approach focuses on preparing our students to be life ready upon graduation.
It’s important for our stakeholders to know, over the prior three years, D155 has reduced its tax extension, which is the amount of money the county clerks collect on behalf of the school district. The tax levy is District 155’s largest, most stable source of revenue. It provides approximately 75 percent of the district’s operating revenue.
District 155 remains committed to fiscal responsibility and has received the highest designation for financial management by the Illinois State Board of Education for the last 15 years. D155 also received financial recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association and Association of School Business Official International for its June 30, 2017, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
We are grateful to live in a community that values education, and we look forward to strengthening our business and community partnerships to ensure District 155 continues to be an exceptional high school district.