Welcome

Dear Parents, Community Members, and Visitors:

On behalf of the Board of Education of DePue Unit School District #103, I would like to welcome you to our wonderful District. The District serves approximately 500 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade on one campus. The District serves the geographic region of the Village of DePue, which is located in-between Spring Valley and Princeton.

The District is proud of our diverse student population and how hard our students and staff work. For more information on the composition and academic performance of our District, I encourage you to visit the Illinois School Report Card. Upon completion of their PK-12 education, our students have college and career start plans. The District is also a member of the BMP Special Education Cooperative which assists the District in providing a continuum of services for all students.

The District offers a well-rounded educational program that assists students in developing the skills necessary to meet the educational and societal challenges they need to be prepared for the 21st Century. The Board of Education, administration, teachers, and support staff work closely together to meet the needs of our students. This was highlighted when the District was included in the Harvard Graduate Studies program, for work with the GearUp Grant.

The District deployed a five-year Strategic Plan in the spring of 2016. Through this planning process, the District identified seven key areas. The seven areas are student success, quality personnel, culture of belonging, school finance, facilities, policy, and future building. The District will continue to partner with all community members and staff to implement and monitor the plan.

District 103 welcomes stakeholder feedback/input and we want to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to contact our staff with questions or recommendations.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris Dougherty

Superintendent of Schools