27 W. Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356 Fax: 815-235-4038
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Eastland Community Unit School District #308

Eastland CUSD 308 LogoSuperintendent: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
200 S. School Street
Lanark, IL 61046
Phone: (815) 493-6301
Website: www.eastland308.com

School Details

Our District continues to move forward thanks to the collective efforts of dedicated people. Our standard is "accountability for all": the staff, students, parents, and Board of Education. To support this, we work to ensure that students and staff feel safe and secure while attending our schools. We strive to maximize time on task. We look to manage finances responsibly so that resources can be targeted to the outcomes implicit in our vision. Most importantly, we promote a climate of continuous growth, confident that the need for self-improvement is universal, and fundamental to our well-being.

Accreditations and Achievements

  • In 2011-12, we implemented our first Advanced Placement (AP) courses at Eastland High School; we will be introducing AP English and AP Chemistry in 2012-13.
  • We revised our Teacher Evaluation Plan, implemented a 1:1 laptop initiative in grades 9-12, and started a daily character education program in grades K-8.
  • Eastland High School hosted four IHSA State Series Events in our new facilities.
  • The music program placed 3rd in the IHSA State Music Sweepstakes.
  • 96% of Eastland 1st Graders scored above the 50th national percentile rank in reading, and 87% in math as measured on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
  • 82% of all students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded state standards in reading, and 93% in math.
  • 100% of the 4th graders, and 98% of the 8th graders met or exceeded state standards in math.
  • In 2011-12, 10th grade students had the largest single year average gain in college readiness benchmarks (CRB) in math: an average of 3.36 points gained per student toward the benchmarks. In fact, 69% of these sophomores made at least 2 points of growth in math, and 62% in reading. This was the best single year performance by a high school class since that data has been kept.
  • For the first time in the four years since we began measuring student gains in CRB, 9th graders averaged 1 point of growth per student toward CRB in all three subjects: reading, math and science.
  • In 2011-12, Eastland was approved to be one 37 districts in the state that will participate in Race to the Top 3 (RT3). As an RT3 District, we will implement educational reforms at an accelerated pace, including aligning our curriculum to the Common Core State Standards, implementing a standards-based reporting system, participating in the Illinois Shared Learning Environment, and piloting the new assessments aligned to the Common Core. In preparation for these demands, Eastland teachers and administrators attended summer workshops and conferences in Chicago, North Carolina and Nevada, in addition to over 15 days of on-site training on Common Core Alignment and the use of technology in the classroom.

Curriculum and Academics

  • The District vision is that all students will develop core competencies in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and that all will learn to apply mathematics and scientific methods to solve problems.
  • In developing these competencies, we expect that they will reference history and use technology.
  • Finally, we seek to instill values that will nurture their mental and physical wellness in a world that challenges both.

Technology

With the installation of interactive white boards in all classrooms, mobile computer labs in Eastland Middle School, and personal laptop computers for all students at Eastland High School, we seek to ensure that all students become proficient not only in their academic skills, but also in the effective and ethical use of the technologies that have become the infrastructure of our global economy.

Related Links

For more information, visit the Eastland Community School District #308 website.
View the Illinois Interactive Report Card.
View Workforce Development Coalition

Workforce Ready Statistics

THE NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE (NCRC)

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. With the NCRC earned prior to graduation, the student is able to work with educators toward career readiness preparation programs with the confidence they have met the job applicant requirements many employers are looking for. The NCRC provides the individual a differentiator in the job applicant process allowing them to stand out from candidates not having this credential. They will be able to gain employment and begin developing their career path sooner. Over 76 businesses in the area support NCRC.

CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYABILITY (COE)

Students have qualified to receive Certificate of Employability recognition, have met criteria in the areas of Academic Achievement (including Grade Point Average and Work Keys scores), Attendance, and Attitude. The Certificate has been developed in partnership with the Freeport Area Mid-Sized Manufacturers Council and has been endorsed by several business and industry organizations. The recipients will be able to refer to the Certificate in seeking employment region wide.

 

 

Contact Us

27 W. Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356
Fax: 815-235-4038
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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