Community Unit School District 300

As the sixth largest school district in Illinois based on student enrollment, District 300 serves nearly 21,000 students while covering 118 square miles.

District 300’s central mission is to ensure that all students are college or career ready upon graduation and Superintendent Fred Heid has implemented innovative programs to address community needs and ensure the success of this mission. In the last year, the District expanded a tuition-free full-day kindergarten program district wide, incorporated art and STEM labs into elementary schools, developed Pathway Programs (including Advanced Manufacturing at Hampshire High School, Entrepreneurship at Dundee-Crown High School and Information Technology and Computer Science at Jacobs High School) that provide students with the opportunity to earn career credentials, and worked on over 460 action items in the District’s five-year strategic plan (monitor the progress of the District 300 Strategic Plan at

Last year, District 300 graduated 1,372 students who earned $16.2 million in college scholarships, 1,427 Elgin Community College articulation credits and 1,210 dual credit courses that provide both high school and college credit.

D300’s financial planning and reporting have received numerous state and national awards. Notably, District 300 has maintained a balanced budget for the past several years and historically has one of the lowest tax rates among all K-12 school districts in Kane County and McHenry County.

For more information, visit or call the D300 Central Office at (847) 551-8300.