Libertyville District 70

Libertyville District 70 is located in Libertyville, Illinois, about 35 miles north of Chicago in the suburbs.

The district includes four elementary schools and one middle school. The elementary schools run from kindergarten through fifth grade, while the middle school consists of sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

The district school year runs from mid- to late-August through early- to mid-June. District 70 is on the trimester system, uses parent-teacher conferences and also allows for student-led parent/teacher conferences.

The district superintendent is Dr. Guy Schumacher, who was hired by the Board of Education and began in the top slot on July 1, 2009. Before becoming superintendent, he was principal of Butterfield School, the largest elementary school in the district. In 2010, Dr. Schumacher was awarded the National-Louis University Distinguished Alumni Award for Educational Leadership. (see ref. below)

Students in the school district placed in the 93-95 percentage for meet or exceeds in the ISAT scores released for the 2009-10 school year. This is a high achieving school district with very involved parents. More than 80 percent of the teachers have master's degrees. (see ref. below, also see, school report card for more information.) All classes are taught by Highly Qualified Teachers. The district schools have always made AYP.

Adler Park, Butterfield, Copeland Manor, Highland Middle and Rockland schools were honored in 2011 and 2010 with the highest academic award given from the Illinois State Board of Education for providing students with a high quality education. Each of the five schools in Libertyville Elementary District 70 received the highest award, an “Academic Excellence Award.” In 2010, Academic Excellence Awards recognized 459 schools that have sustained very high academic performance over at least three years. In 2009, the District 70 schools were included with only 438 schools in the state to receive the award. In order to qualify for the award, those 438 schools showed they could sustain high student performance over at least three years. The award was given to schools where at least 90% of students met or exceeded state standards in 2007-2009 and 2008-2010. (Ref. Illinois State Board of Education website.)

Read more about Libertyville District 70:  Adler Park Elementary School, Butterfield Elementary School, Copeland Manor Elementary School, Rockland Elementary School, Highland Middle School

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