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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

Superintendent of Schools


I am not sure that it has yet to sink in.  I have been asked to serve as the next superintendent of Elmhurst District 205!

Since I left college coaching and returned to EC-12 education in 1998, I have consciously pursued a path to become a public school superintendent.  Since my grandmother lived in a far southwest suburb of Chicago, which was mostly a cornfield then, I told everybody I knew that I was going to live in Chicago someday. 

As coincidence would have it, my first position upon returning to public education was in a far northwest suburb.  Until recently, my family stationed ourselves there for a good period of time, and, now, I have a dream job—a once in a lifetime opportunity—I have been invited to come to Elmhurst.  Grandma, I made it!

So, what’s next?  Well, in large part, you will all tell me.  We will have dialogue about what it means to raise the bar and close the achievement gap for all students.  We will come to consensus on a plan of attack for how to continue to make District 205 schools a beacon of educational excellence.  And, if all goes according to plan, we will become a model district nationally, sharing our successes for all to see and emulate.

If we are truly committed to this ideal, it will not necessarily be easy in this knowledge-driven, rapidly changing, global world.  But, boy, will it ever be worth it!

First things first.  I have to say thank you for the opportunity to serve.  With a community that supports its public schools, and a Board of Education and a team of caring staff that share in a common vision of excellence, the rest will take care of itself.  As Bob Dylan sings in When I Paint My Masterpiece, “Someday everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody/When I paint my masterpiece.”

Dr. David Moyer, Superintendent


Achievement     Staff   
Average ACT Score (Class of 2011)  24.1   Total Number of Employees 1,209
State Average 20.6   Total number of Teachers
(Full Time Equivalents)
Overall ISAT 83%   Teachers with Advanced Degrees 73.6%
State Average 59%   National Board Certified Teachers 20
Overall $109,116,530  
Per Pupil Expenditure $12,660      
State Average $11,842  
      Student Population  
Building Operations      
Total Square Feet of Building Space 1,586,681   Total Students 8,176
Total Acres of Property 105.6   White 75.3%
      Black 2.7%
Facilities     Hispanic 13.4%
District Administration Center 1   Asian 5.5%
High Schools 1   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0%
Middle Schools 3   American Indian 0%
Elementary Schools 8   Two or More Races 2.8%
Early Childhood/Preschool 1      
Transition Program 1      
      Attendance Rate 96%
Food Service     Low Income Rate 15.3%
Meals Served Annually 353,587   State Average 50%
Percentage of Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Meals 13.99%   Limited English Proficient 4.8%
State Average 54.87%   High School Drop Out Rate 0.7%
      Mobility Rate 3%
Graduates     Transportation  
Number of 2011 Graduates 619   Regular Education Routes 56
High School Graduate Rate 95%   Number of Regular Route Miles 390,462
State Average 83%   Special Education Route Miles 414,009




Taken from 2013 State Report Card

Dr. David Moyer

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Moyer, David
Superintendent of Schools
Walsh, Ellen M
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent


Fitzgerald, Michelle
Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Teaching
Kosteck, Kathleen
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Smith, David
Director of Technology,
Smith, Melea
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Sprandel, Charles
Director of Research, Assessment and Quality Analysis
Whelton, Christopher
Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations
Woell, James
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

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.