Cumberland Elementary School

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Welcome to Cumberland Elementary School! The professional staff, students, and families form an exciting educational community. Our collective goal is to provide an optimal learning environment for all children.

Located in the northeast part of Des Plaines, Cumberland has been serving the educational needs of its students for over fifty years and has a proud tradition of being child-centered. The Cumberland community is collaborative and dedicated to maintaining a school culture that welcomes all children and families. The Parent-Teacher Organization supports this goal and provides meaningful programs to supplement the educational environment.

The staff at Cumberland Elementary School is knowledgeable and versed in the academic, social, and emotional development of children. The professional staff employ research-based best practices that serve to meet the educational needs of all students. A variety of instructional resources and materials are utilized to address the Common Core State Standards. All students receive instruction in the content areas of reading, mathematics, science, health, and social studies. Additionally, children participate in “specials” classes such as art, physical education, literacy enrichment, and music/drama.

The Cumberland Rising Star Plan focuses on contributing to the improvement of student learning in the content areas of mathematics, reading, and writing. Instructional decisions and planning are made to support these goals and to provide optimal learning opportunities for all children. The plan for improvement is reviewed and adjusted continuously and integrates formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress and achievement.

Children at Cumberland Elementary School are exposed to a highly regarded program entitled “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports”. This program, also known as PBIS, supports the social and emotional development of children and contributes to a safe and orderly learning environment for the entire Cumberland community. The emphasis on positive behavioral expectations is founded in the philosophy that all students have the ability to reach their full potential as learners and individuals. Our "Cougar Code” focuses on four overarching principles: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be A Buddy. Students are routinely rewarded for adhering to these fundamental behavioral expectations, and the overall school climate is one that represents the highest of standards.

Cumberland Elementary School is a wonderful place for learning and development. We are proud of its traditions and accomplishments. Our website offers a wealth of information and excellent resources. Please take the time to visit it regularly.

We are looking forward to an excellent school year.


Colleen White, Principal
whitec@d62.org
Office: (847) 824-1451

Cumberland Elementary School
700 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016


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Before and after school day care is provided by the District’s SPARK program. Information on the program and its costs may be obtained by calling (847) 824-1065.



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Cumberland Elementary School
700 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
847-824-1451
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