Lincolnwood School District 74


One District • Three Schools • One Vision

Lincolnwood School District 74 encompasses three schools located on the same campus. Children are served from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

The vision of Lincolnwood School District 74 is that children become empowered for life. The mission is to build a community of learning that inspires curiosity, compassion, and actively engaged students striving for excellence. The District’s five-year strategic plan runs through 2019 with five core goals:

  1. Develop and implement curriculum that leads to improved academic performance
  2. Promote programs for the health and well-being of students
  3. Strengthen community outreach and collaboration
  4. Develop and implement plans for safe and efficient facilities
  5. Provide opportunities for staff development

An elected school board composed of seven officials, a superintendent of schools, an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and a business manager are responsible for the overall function of the district. The community of Lincolnwood is supportive of the schools, students, and parents. Members of the Lincolnwood Police Department and Fire Department are available for presentations and to help ensure a safe school zone. The district collaborates with the Village of Lincolnwood and Lincolnwood Public Library in several events throughout the year to provide Lincolnwood residents convenient opportunities to sign-up for activities, attend community events, and more.

The district’s middle school, Lincoln Hall, began extensive remodeling and upgrading during the summer of 2016. The third and final phase of the project will begin in the summer of 2018. District stakeholders developed a three-year renovation plan that will result in an entirely remodeled learning facility. The project plan incorporated the historical significance that Lincoln Hall represents in the community while providing District 74 children with an updated learning environment. A sampling of projects include newly constructed multi-grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) rooms; renovated science labs and library; orchestra, band, art, music, global studies and food science classrooms; main office, main entrance; new student fitness center/health classroom; gymnasium; and several other areas have been completed to date.

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Todd Hall School

Todd Hall serves students in pre-kindergarten through second grade. Pre-K is a tuition-based program that serves 3- and 4-year-old children. The teaching staff works together to create a safe and inviting atmosphere for all students to perform their best. Curriculum follows Illinois Learning Standards. Developmentally appropriate instruction is differentiated to meet the learning needs of all students. Students are supported in their social and emotional development through a district-wide program, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. Learning at Todd Hall encompasses all aspects of early childhood development and academic success.

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Rutledge Hall School

Rutledge Hall serves students in grades three through five. A strong academic program exists to meet the needs of the varied learners, with reading and math as core areas of focus. Other core academic areas of instruction include writing, science and social studies. A new STEM-based curriculum, Project Lead the Way Launch, was introduced to students in kindergarten through fifth grade during the 2017-18 school year. Additionally, art, music, library and physical education are taught on a regular basis to help students explore their talents. Technology is integrated throughout the day and in a variety of ways. Fifth-grade students were introduced to individual (1:1) iPads in the 2017-18 school year.

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Lincoln Hall Middle School

Lincoln Hall serves students in grades six through eight and offers a full spectrum of academic core courses, such as science, social studies, math, language arts, reading, foreign language, STEM and physical education. Furthermore, exploratory classes are offered at all grade levels in the areas of food science, music, chorale, art, and global perspectives.

Technology is integrated throughout the educational setting as students participate in the 1:1 iPad initiative. Students acquire the skills they need to be successful in a complex, highly technical, knowledge-based economy.

Lincoln Hall students utilize the new STEM labs every day. The STEM class utilizes nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum. As STEM curriculum continues, students participate in several competitions throughout the school year. STEM experiences require students to apply concepts learned in other core areas to augment the district’s already rich curricula.

Beyond the academic day, Lincoln Hall offers a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, providing opportunities for the students to expand their talents and experiences. Students may participate in several clubs and organizations that range from competitive sports and academic contests to student government, culture clubs, and fine arts (band, orchestra, chorale and theater).

Special programs are available for students who qualify and may need additional support. Programs in special education, gifted and English learners help enhance the learning process and help students’ needs best be met. Lincolnwood School District 74 has prepared an environment that is engaging and responsive to each child at each stage of development, while celebrating diversity and mutual respect among their community of learners.

The staff recognizes the benefit of a strong home-school connection. Parents are welcomed partners and are encouraged to volunteer with school activities. It is this connection that is essential for positive behavior and student success. Partnering with parents, the District staff works to make school fun, safe and challenging.

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