Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and just north of Chicago, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is a pre-K through 8th grade public school district serving more than 8,000 students from the City of Evanston and a small neighboring section of the Village of Skokie. The district represents a wide range of ethnic, economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. District 65 is fortunate to serve a community that not only supports but truly embraces public education. Throughout the course of the school year and during the summer months, the district partners with dozens of organizations throughout the community to enhance both the educational experience and the lives of students and their families.
Over 1,400 outstanding educators, administrators, and support staff members have made their professional home in District 65 and are dedicated to helping every child to reach their full potential each and every day. Evanston/Skokie School District 65 consists of 10 attendance-area elementary schools (grades K-5); three attendance-area middle schools (grades 6-8); two magnet schools (grades K-8); an early childhood center; a school for students with significant special needs; and a therapeutic day school.
All students are taught by highly qualified, caring educators who share in the belief that all students can learn and work tirelessly to prepare them for success in high school and beyond. The staff in District 65 recognize that excellence requires a commitment to equity and are deeply engaged in work to promote equitable outcomes for all students. District 65 embraces the use of technology and innovative educational practices to enhance student learning. While high quality teaching and learning is of the utmost importance, our schools recognize the need to focus on the "whole child" and are deeply committed to social and emotional learning and fostering a safe and supportive school climate. In addition, many of the programs and services integrated into the curriculum provide rich arts, drama, and musical components. District 65 also offers a wide array of intervention and support services such as the Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports program (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI).