It is the mission of District 54 to ensure student success.
In District 54, we demonstrate commitment to our mission of “Ensuring Student Success” by supporting a culture of high expectations for both staff and students. The success our students continue to experience is the result of District 54’s strong collaborative culture as defined in the commitments made by our students, families, community members, Board of Education and employees. We pledge to sustain and grow this culture to achieve our goals.
Equity and Inclusion Vision Statement
In District 54, we will promote a culture of unconditional belonging in which all students, staff and community members will be treated with dignity. We will ensure high levels of access to resources, experiences and success. In District 54, we strive to ensure that all students, staff and community members are
- Safe, welcome and cared for;
- Heard, validated and supported; and
- Represented in curriculum and staffing.
District 54 will ensure the success of the whole child
by providing comprehensive approaches and programming, grounded in the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged.
District 54 will perform in the top 10% of all schools
in reading and math growth and proficiency as measured by state and local assessments.
District 54 will close the achievement gap for ALL students in reading and math as measured by state and local assessments.
The 54 Promise is a multi-year strategic plan to guide District 54’s core work of ensuring whole-child student success. This document was the result of the collaborative efforts of the District 54 Strategic Planning Committee, which consisted of 72 participants representing teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and community members from across our system. The Strategic Planning Committee arrived at consensus around the 54 Promise through a series of informative meeting sessions where input from all stakeholders was solicited. The 54 Promise provides the entire District 54 community clarity around the key district goals and operating priorities that will drive our system ahead in the years to come.
Four Strategic Focus Areas