Since 1972, Lisle Community Unit School District has provided an outstanding educational experience for its students. Prior to 1972, Lisle students were served by two school districts including Lisle Elementary District 70 and High School District 109. In 1962, the Board for each district took a step toward greater efficiency by employing a joint superintendent. Ten years later, Unit School District 202 was created by merging the two separate districts, creating the opportunity for our schools to develop a comprehensive educational program which better promoted the growth of our students.
Many residents remember the Old Main Street School in downtown Lisle which served students from 1910 until 1974. After closing as a school, the building then housed Village offices including the police station for several more years. The cornerstone for this building is still displayed near the entrance to the current District offices. Schiesher Elementary School (decommissioned in May 2018) was originally built in 1956 to house elementary students. The first junior high was built on the same grounds in 1962 and was eventually joined with the Schiesher section to become one school in 1974.
The current Jr. High facility was built as the first high school in Lisle, Lisle Community High School, in 1957. District growth led to the building of Tate Woods Elementary School (1960) on the north side of the district, Meadows Elementary School on the south side of the district, as well as the creation of a new and current Lisle Senior High School (1974) located in the Community Park area. Further expansion of the high school facility occurred in 2002 and 2003 with the addition of an auditorium, a gym, new music rooms and seven new classrooms plus expansion of the school library. These additions and improvements created learning spaces that accommodated all facets of high school life and learning.
In 1987, the District reorganized the elementary attendance centers, closing the Meadows School and utilizing the clustering concept of placing all sections of a grade level together in the same building. Around that time, the grade configuration changed so that all Kindergarten students attended Schiesher School with the third, fourth and fifth grades. PreKindergarten, first and second graders attended Tate Woods School.
In August of 2019, the new Lisle Elementary School opened to house all elementary students in Lisle 202. The school was developed with extensive community input resulting in a tremendous learning environment for our young students for generations to come.