Teaching excellence based on each student's needs • A focus on the whole child • A multicultural perspective that celebrates diversity and enhances education • An integral part of Maine Township, building strong partnerships that benefit students, families, and the community.
East Maine School District 63 offers a rich learning environment to more than 3,600 students in Des Plaines, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview, and Park Ridge at six elementary schools (PreK-6), and a junior high school (grades 7-8). Committed to providing all students with the specific opportunities they need to succeed and thrive, District 63 schools, preschool, and afterschool programs foster each child’s academic, social, emotional, and behavioral growth and achievement.
Nearly 80 percent of D63 students live in homes where two or more languages are spoken - creating a rich, multicultural environment that enhances our students' education. However, this means that in the early grades, standardized tests (MAP, PARCC) designed for English-speaking students can't accurately measure D63 student progress.
When students stay in the District, they excel: as noted above, by 6th grade, English language arts test scores for ELL students exceed state standards. As students master English, the rate of change is exceptional - a testament to D63's teachers and educational program.
In 2016, 33 percent of all
Illinois students who took the PARCC tests
"met or exceeded expectations."
In District 63 our students' ability to "meet or exceed expectations" on the PARCC tests jumped 20 percent between 3rd grade (27 percent) and 8th grade (47 percent) -- a rate of change far exceeding neighboring districts.
To find out more about our schools, visit their websites by clicking on a school picture: