FOIA Requests

In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the designated officer for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is Ellen M. Walsh. 

All requests made under the provisions outlined in FOIA legislation, should be sent to the attention of Ellen M. Walsh via mail at District 205 Center, 162 S. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or via email at emwalsh@elmhurst205.org

Dave Pruneau with Hawthorne students
Superintendent of Schools

New School Year Brings Many Changes

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. This is an exciting time for Elmhurst School District 205. We recently welcomed 95 new teachers and 11 new administrators. Our new educators are dynamic and ...more

Academic Achievements and Awards for 2013

From the president to the governor to local mayors, ‘tis the season for “Year in Review” addresses. Superintendent Dave Pruneau presents the following overview of 2013 in Elmhurst District 205. Read more...


From Superintendent Dave Pruneau

Harris Interactive Poll Results

Parents, students and staff took part in the District 205-initiated Harris Interactive School Poll in November of 2012. Response rates were excellent and more than ...more


Achievement     Staff   
Average ACT Score (Class of 2011)  23.9   Certified Staff to Student Ratio 12.9 to 1
State Average 20.9   State Average 13.7 to 1
Overall ISAT 94.4%   Administrator to Student Ratio 227.5 to 1
State Average 82.1%   State Average 205.0 to 1
      Total Number of Employees 1,188
Budget     Total number of Teachers
(Full Time Equivalents)
Overall $110,121,720   Teachers with Advanced Degrees 65.9%
Per Pupil Expenditure $12,719   Average Years of Experience 11.70
State Average $11,664   National Board Certified Teachers 17
Building Operations     Student Population  
Total Square Feet of Building Space 1,586,681   Total Students 8,138
Total Acres of Property 105.6   White 76.4%
      Black 2.7%
Facilities     Hispanic 12.4%
District Administration Center 1   Asian 5.4%
High Schools 1   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
Middle Schools 3   American Indian 0.2%
Elementary Schools 8   Two or More Races 2.7%
Early Childhood/Preschool 1      
Transition Program 1      
      Attendance Rate 95.9%
Food Service     Low Income Rate 13.4%
Meals Served Annually 376,053   State Average 49.0%
Percentage of Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Meals 12.00%   Limited English Proficient 4.9%
State Average 54.46%   High School Drop Out Rate 0.7%
      Mobility Rate 4.5%
Graduates     Transportation  
Number of 2011 Graduates 621   Regular Education Routes 46
High School Graduate Rate 94.6%   Number of Regular Route Miles 388,256
State Average 82.3%   Special Education Route Miles 337,662




Taken from 2012 State Report Card

David Pruneau

Dave Pruneau.jpg

Pruneau, David
Superintendent of Schools dpruneau@elmhurst205.org
Walsh, Ellen M
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent emwalsh@elmhurst205.org


Fitzgerald, Michelle
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction mfitzgerald@elmhurst205.org
Kosteck, Kathleen
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services kkosteck@elmhurst205.org
Smith, David
Director of Technology, davidsmith@elmhurst205.org
Smith, Melea
Director of Communications and Public Relations msmith@elmhurst205.org
Whelton, Christopher
Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations cwhelton@elmhurst205.org
Woell, James
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources jwoell@elmhurst205.org

District Strategic Plan

District Vision Statement

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will be a national leader in educating children of all backgrounds and ability levels, promoting high individual student achievement. The district will incorporate student-centered decision-making, the highest academic standards, best practices in education, the highest caliber educational professionals, and leading edge resources to ensure an equitable education for all and success in a global society.

District Mission Statement

The mission of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is to meet the educational needs of all students, challenging each to his or her full potential and ensuring a foundation for future success in life.