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To prepare all students for life-long learning
• Exhibit an unconditional commitment to students.
• Provide an environment that is respectful and nurturing.
• Provide a high quality and challenging education in which all children succeed.
• Foster individual and collaborative creativity.
• Foster interdependence among all individuals in our community.
• Create an atmosphere of continual improvement and reflection.
About Our Schools
The school district is recognized both statewide and nationally for its innovative, instructional practices and solid educational programs. The majority of our students score in the top stanines on standardized achievement tests and also exceed state standards on the Illinois Goals Assessment Program.
The K-8 curriculum includes advanced programs, gifted and talented classes, and special needs support services allowing for the development of the whole child. All educational programs are designed to continuously meet the changing needs of students in our dynamic world.
The District houses its 2,023 students in three elementary (K-4) schools, and a middle school (5-8). School-by-school enrollment figures are as follows:
Average class size for grades 1-8 is 21 students per classroom. There is a ratio of approximately 13 students to every teacher at District 67, and 10 students to every certified staff member.
The total projected operating budget for 2012-13 is $36.3 million.
District 67 employs approximately 179 full-time classroom teachers with an average of 12 years teaching experience. 76% of these teachers have their Master's Degree or above.
National Board Certified Teachers
Twenty-nine current District 67 faculty members have been recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for successfully completing the National Board portfolio and exams. In the State of Illinois, our district ranks in the top 10 among districts with the largest number of Certified Teachers.
The Board of Education of District 67 and Lake Forest High School District 115 in July of 2004 entered into a Shared Service Agreement. The benefits to our school community includes a more collaborative coordination of the educational and operational programs K-12. This agreement also provides a more efficient use of taxpayer dollars by reducing administrative costs to both school districts. Both district also benefit from having support staff who handle responsibilities for both districts.
Association of Parents and Teachers (APT)
The mission of the Lake Forest School District 67 Association of Parents & Teachers is to foster cooperative working relationships, to promote communication within the school community, and to enhance the education and enrichment of our children. Membership in APT supports the children, parents, and professionals (teachers, administration, and support staff).
For more information about the APT, click here.
Spirit of 67 Foundation
The Spirit of 67 Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and the only funding vehicle authorized by District 67. The mission of the Spirit is to raise funds and acquire resources to enrich and enhance the educational and cultural experiences of students, parents, faculty, and staff of District 67 in ways that might not otherwise be provided. The Spirit of 67 Foundation benefits 100% of students in the district.
For more information about the Spirit, click here.
To learn more about the difference between the APT and the Spirit, click here.
Lake Forest School District 67
300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Phone (847) 235-9657 Fax (847) 234-5132
Mr. Michael Simeck, Superintendent
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