Welcome to D103
On behalf of the Board of Education and our staff, welcome to School District 103.
We are proud of our elementary school district, which serves approximately 1,850 students from the communities of Lincolnshire, Prairie View and portions of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Riverwoods and Lake Forest. Students attend our three schools, all of which have received the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Education from the U.S. Department of Education:
- Laura B. Sprague School (Early Childhood – Grade 2) https://www.d103.org/sp
- Half Day School (Grades 3 – 5) https://www.d103.org/hd
- Daniel Wright Junior High School (Grades 6 – 8) https://www.d103.org/dw
In District 103, we believe a collaborative school community, which employs best educational practices, involves parents, reaches out to the community, and relies on high-quality leadership teams, is what forms successful students. With over 35 languages spoken by our students, we cherish and celebrate our diverse community, which strengthens the educational experience for all of our young learners. Our Board of Education and school community are committed to this mission: to provide innovative learning experiences that empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.
Our instructional program supports this mission with curriculum and learning goals that have Illinois State Standards for math and English/Language Arts, as well as Illinois Learning Standards for Social Sciences and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as their foundation. We remain committed to supporting our families, as students integrate technology with their daily learning activities at school and at home.
District 103 differentiates instruction to meet individual student needs. This unique approach to instruction continually engages students in stimulating and challenging educational activities at all levels. We also utilize a Response to Intervention (RtI) plan that ensures effective academic support for students through research-based teaching strategies and materials. For more in-depth information about instruction in District 103, please visit our Curriculum Department webpages at www.d103.org/curriculum.
The professional family of District 103 is committed to providing a sound, high-quality educational program reflecting best practices within our Leaders-in-Learning vision. We also recognize the importance of helping our students to develop skills that will be needed for success in college and careers in the 21st century. Our strategic plan, Vision 2020, charts the course for student success over the coming years. Locate Vision 2020 at www.d103.org/strategicplan. We look forward to creating our new plan, Vision 2025, this year.
I look forward to working with you and your child, and I encourage you to contact us to discuss educational issues, make suggestions, or ask questions about our schools.
Scott H. Warren, Ed.D., Superintendent