Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8


Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8


Prairie Central CUSD #8 is a sprawling district made up of over 1700 students, 6 schools, and 286 square miles. We have schools located in Chatsworth, Forrest, Fairbury, and Chenoa, and also educate students from Strawn, Wing, Weston, Cropsey, and Meadows. We believe the strength of our district lies in our dedicated staff, from our café workers and custodians to our educational staff and administrative team. So whether you want to work directly with students, feed them a meal, drive them to school, keep their buildings safe and clean, or manage the logistics of our schools, we hope you will choose to join our family of employees. It’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Hawk!

Mission Statement

Our motto “Working Together for Every Student, Every Mind, Every Day” is truly what we do, and we value each and every employee for the role they play in the education of our children.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Prairie Central CUSD #8 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prairie Central CUSD #8 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Prairie Central CUSD #8 has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources.

Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8

605 N 7th St, Fairbury, IL 61739-1300