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North School is a K-5 building with approximately 520 students. It is also home to a wide variety of programs that support the diversity of the student population. North School offers a wide continuum of services for students with special needs. Both Title I and Project Prevent are offered and provide additional reading support to identified at-risk students. Language support is provided via our ELL (English Language Learner) Program and our TBE (Transitional Bilingual Education) – Spanish. The SPARK program is a fee-based program that provides before and after-school childcare.

North School is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support). PBIS is a behavior management system that focuses on increasing positive behavior while reducing negative behaviors. There are four expected behaviors that are taught in all school contexts. The behaviors are Be Caring, Be Safe, Be Ready, Be Respectful.

The North School PTO is very active in fundraising and supporting the mission of North School. They provide a substantial amount of financial support and activities that enrich the experiences of the students and staff.

North School is actively involved with various community partners. Wheels, Inc. has been in partnership with the school for over 10 years. They provide a lunch-time tutoring program, pen-pal program for 4th graders, school supply and clothes drives, on the job experiences and tours for students, holiday gift drive and Halloween and Valentines Day treats for students. They also donate equipment and furniture to the school. North also partners with Kraft Foods, Inc. Kraft employees come to North and work with 3rd grade students in the nutrition arena. Along with Wheels, Inc. we have senior citizens involved in the RSVP Program and Elks that provide one on one tutoring and support.


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The ISAT/IMAGE scores are in and ready for review. We continue to show improvement in our overall scores.  This is amazing! It takes a huge effort on the part of the students, teachers and families to continue this positive trend.  The most successful schools continue to improve my forging strong relationships with parents and the community.  We will continue our efforts in this area. Some of our subgroups have soared and others are struggling.  We will need to really look at individual students and groups to continue our positive trend.



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North Elementary School
1789 Rand Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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