• Fast Facts

    Welcome to Glen Ellyn School District 41           
    - serving students from parts of Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lombard and Wheaton.

    District 41 is known for high academic achievement, a strong sense of community and active family involvement. We value what we have in common, learn from our differences and honor diversity in language, culture and ability. We serve about 3,600 children from Pre- Kindergarten through eighth grade in four elementary schools and one junior high. Visit www.d41.org to subscribe to E-News and for up-to-date information.

    Boundaries
    We serve parts of Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Lombard and Wheaton. Our boundaries go roughly from Route 53 on the east, President Street on the west, Roosevelt Road (Route 38) on the south and North Avenue (Route 64) on the north. Our graduates attend Glenbard West High School in Glenbard District 87.

    Learning
    The District 41 Learner Characteristics guide everything we do within our learning community, and represent our goals for all learners, both children and adults. Our students do well on national, state and local measures of achievement, performing in the top 6% of the state, according to a 2013 independent study. Our comprehensive curriculum is similar to that of other high-performing districts, and includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science, Art, Music and Physical Education. Spanish starts in first grade, and there is a dual-language option that begins in kindergarten. In addition, Hadley Junior High students receive instruction in Technology, Health, Life Skills, Study Skills and Foreign Language. Hadley also offers a range of electives; examples of these are band, orchestra, drama, cooking and lego-robotics.

    Programs and Services
    We offer many programs and services to meet the needs of all learners, such as English Language Learning and Special Education services. In addition to highly skilled teachers, professionals such as Math, Literacy and Advanced and Enrichment Specialists; Problem- Based Learning Coaches; Social Workers; Psychologists; School Nurses; Counselors; Aides and others work together to provide support as needed. We also reach out to families with services such as translation, parenting classes and bilingual technology instruction.

    Board of Education
    Informed community members are important to the success of the district and of our children. We encourage you to attend Board of Education meetings and become involved. The board makes policy and expenditure decisions in an open process and always welcomes public input. Board contact information, meeting dates, minutes, highlights and recordings are posted HERE .

    Finances
    Financial information is regularly reported and posted HERE. District 41 operates at a per-pupil cost that is commensurate with or less than comparable districts. Our independent audit finds our finances to be healthy and well managed. Visit our Finances webpage and the Transparency webpage HERE for more information.

    Questions? Call the Central Services Office at (630) 790-6400.


    Our Long-Range Plan guides our work
    We all play a role in the plan’s success.
    More information about the plan is posted HERE.
     

    D41 ACRONYMS, ABBREVIATIONS, TERMINOLOGY

    -CLICK FOR ACRONYMS PRINTABLE DOCUMENT                            

    ACCESS                           ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST

    AD TEAM                          ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM (superintendent, assistant superintendents, directors, principals, assistant principals)

    A and O                             Age and Obsolescence Plan
    AR                                     ACCELERATED READER (Computer test on special library books.)                
    ABC ORDER                    ALPHABETICAL
    AYP                                     ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS
    BOE                                  BOARD OF EDUCATION
    BLT                                      BUILDING LEADERSHIP TEAM
    CABINET                         SUPERINTENDENT AND DIRECT REPORTS
    CIT                                    CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TEAM
    DEAR                                DROP EVERYTHING AND READ
    DUAL LANGUAGE           STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT LITERACY AND CONTENT IN TWO LANGUAGES 
    ECE or EC                         EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
    ECSC                                   EARLY CHILDHOOD SELF CONTAINED
    ED                                     EMOTIONAL DISABILITY
    ELL                                    ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
    ESL                                    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
    FLES                                   FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
    FTE                                    FULL TIME EQUIVALENT
    HNH                                   HADLEY NEW HORIZONS
    IEP                                       INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM
    IIRC                                   ILLINOIS INTERACTIVE REPORT CARD
    IMAGE                                ILLINOIS MEASURE AND GROWN IN ENGLISH
    ISAT                                   ILLINOIS STANDARDS ACHIEVEMENT TEST
    ISBE                                   ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
    LLC                                    LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER
    MFP                                   MASTER FACILITY PLAN
    NCLB                                  NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
    OT                                     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
    PARCC                               PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS
    PBIS                                   POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
    PD                                     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    PDT                                    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM
    PERA                                   Performance Evaluation Reform Act
    POD                                     PROBLEM OF THE DAY (Math)
    PRE-K                                 PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
    PT                                        PHYSICAL THERAPY
    PTA                                    PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
    RIT                                       RESOURCE INCLUSION TEACHER
    RtI                                       RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
    SB1                                       SENATE BILL ONE
    SCSE                                   SELF CONTAINED SPECIAL EDUCATION
    SIOP                                     SHELTERED INSTRUCTION OBSERVATION PROTOCOL
    SLD                                      SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY
    STEAM                                SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, THE ARTS, MATH
    TE or TA                              TEACHER’S EDITION (Book manual)
    TFE                                       TEAMS FOR EXCELLENCE
    TLA                                       TEACHING, LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
    TFK                                       “TIME FOR KIDS” MAGAZINE (Current Events)
    WS                                        WORK SHEET