Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96


Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96


Comprising approximately 3,200 students and 500 certified and educational support personnel, Kildeer Countryside School District 96 is an elementary school district covering about 20 square miles in southern Lake County, Illinois. The District includes portions of Buffalo Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, and Vernon Hills. Most District 96 students continue their education at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, ranked #171 in U.S. News Best High School 2021 national rankings and ranked #6 in U.S. News Best Illinois High Schools 2021. In 1999 the District constructed an elementary school and a middle school and made major renovations to three of its existing school buildings. In a districtwide reorganization implemented in 1999, one building was designated as an Early Childhood/Kindergarten Center, four buildings as elementary schools housing grades 1-5, and two buildings as middle schools housing grades 6-8. Generally, middle-to upper-class communities comprise District 96. The student community is predominantly White (48.7%), with 36.3% Asian. A small percentage of students are Black (1.6%) or Hispanic (9%). Low-income families make up 5.4% of the student population and 18.2% of students are categorized as English Learners. In District 96, 67.4% of the teachers hold master’s degrees or higher. The pupil/teacher ratio is 14:1. Regarding the financial strength and stability, the District continues to receive exemplary ratings for fiscal stability, as evidenced by the Financial Recognition status awarded by the Illinois State Board of Education for the 14th consecutive year and the District's "Aaa" bond rating.

Mission Statement

The Mission: Ensure every child achieves his or her maximum potential The Vision: Become the premier elementary school district in the nation The Values: Model for others what we expect from others Every child, every school, every day Best practice, not first practice Learning has no boundaries Celebrate success

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or gender violence; genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories. No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96

1050 Ivy Hall Ln, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1333