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

Special Message from the Superintendent

After a 42-year educational career, I have made the difficult decision to retire from Elmhurst District 205 at the end of the 2014-15 school year. It has been an exceptional journey, and I feel ...more

Academic Achievements and Awards for 2014

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 2014 in Elmhurst District 205. Read more...



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

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 Learning & Teaching 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
Sprandel, Charles
Director of Research, Assessment and Quality Analysis csprandel@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.