Overview of District 205

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 currently services more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison. Approximately 93 percent of students live in Elmhurst with the remainder living outside of the City, but within the District boundaries. (District boundaries are NOT contiguous with City boundaries.) At present, District 205 maintains fourteen schools (eight elementary schools, three middle schools, York Community High School, Transition Program and Madison Early Childhood Education Center).

The District 205 faculty and staff represent some of the finest and best qualified teachers in the State of Illinois. With an average of 10.37 years of teaching experience (70.26 percent with Master's degrees and higher), they provide the knowledge, dedication and educational leadership that are critical to the success of our students. District 205 teachers are at the forefront of curriculum development and take a leadership role in many areas at the county and state levels. 

District 205 students consistently perform well above state averages on all standardized tests. The ACT average composite score is 23.5. In the area of extra curricular activities, more than 84% of students at York Community High School participate in at least one activity with distinguished students/teams in cross country, law, business, vocational skills, mathematics, theater performance, art and music—to name a few.

Statistics from 2011 State Report Card

For more facts about District 205, see our Fast Facts.