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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

Welcome back!! I hope your school year is off to a great start and that your household has adjusted smoothly to the inevitable new routines that school brings.

I have completed visits to each of our 14 attendance centers and enjoyed meeting with many teachers, students and parents during those visits. I will be in buildings on a regular basis throughout the year. I continue to be thankful for the warm welcome I have received since arriving in July.

Kudos to York High School, which posted the highest ACT score in school history. The composite average of 24.2 continues a decade-long upward trend. York improved in all four tested areas: Math, English, Reading, and Science Reasoning.

In August, the Board of Education approved Student Achievement Action Plans for the 2015-16 school year. The first objective is Develop a Balanced Assessment System and Improve Assessment Literacy throughout the District. The second objective is Increase Student Engagement in All Grades EC-12. The public can access the complete plans that outline priority areas, action steps, timelines, and anticipated outcomes by clicking here (or on Student Achievement in the column on the left of this page).

The Governor recently signed legislation that requires state universities in Illinois to accept Advanced Placement credit for all students who score a three or higher on the test (where five is the maximum score). I consider this very good news as it will help students save money by moving through their college careers more quickly with less debt. In the past, colleges could decide which courses and scores they would accept. I strongly urge all students to take full advantage of the AP offerings at York High School.

Additionally, the District is close to signing in Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Elmhurst to utilize the Madison Early Childhood Education Center soccer field as a dual use facility that can hold stormwater in the event of a major storm. The facility would retain the excess water for a short period of time and then drain within 48 hours and be returned to its intended use.

And finally, the first Focus 205 Community Engagement meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 at York High School, beginning at 7 PM. The first meeting is intended to set the stage for three additional meetings throughout the fall. At the first session, I will be addressing attendees on the topic Next Generation Learning. Please join the conversation. I hope to see you there!

Dr. David Moyer, Superintendent


Achievement     Staff   
Average ACT Score (Class of 2013)  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.