Our District

Welcome to Lisle District 202, officially known as Lisle Community Unit District 202. Located in DuPage County about 25 miles west of Chicago, our district serves the Lisle community as well as portions of Downers Grove.

Lisle District 202 is proud of the robust educational experience provided to our students. Through the implementation of best practice learning experiences and teaching strategies, strong professional development and dedicated partnerships between the Board of Education, Administration, Staff, Parents and Community, Lisle 202 maintains a clear focus on supporting the development of the whole student including academics and social-emotional growth.

History of Lisle District 202

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 in the 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. 

Recognitions and Awards

2019

  • Lisle District 202 recognized as a Grade A district by niche.com
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2018

  • Lisle District 202 placed in the top 25 school districts in Illinois by niche.com
  • Lisle High School ranked in the top high schools nationally and in Illinois by US World News & Report for the sixth consecutive year
  • Lisle High School named one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post

2017

  • Lisle High School ranked in the top 5% of high schools nationally and in Illinois by US World News & Report
  • Lisle High School named one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post
  • Lisle High School named the #1 public high school in DuPage County by Chicago Magazine
  • Schiesher Elementary School named #4 elementary school in DuPage County by Chicago Magazine

2016

  • Lisle High School ranked in the top 5% of high schools nationally and in Illinois by US World News & Report

2015

  • Lisle High School ranked in the top 5% of high schools nationally and in Illinois by US World News & Report

2014

  • Lisle High School ranked in the top 5% of high schools nationally and in Illinois by US World News & Report
  • Lisle High School ranked in the top 9% of approximately 22,000 high schools across the nation by The Washington Post
  • Lisle District 202 named to the Advanced Placement District Honor roll by the College Board

2013

  • Top 10% of Illinois schools in Reading Growth on the ISAT
  • Top 25% of Illinois schools in Mathematics Growth on the ISAT

Enrollments

2018 Student Enrollment

  • Total Enrollment - 1489 students
  • Tate Woods Elementary School - 249 students
  • Schiesher Elementary School - 402 students
  • Lisle Junior High School - 312 students
  • Lisle High School - 480 students

     

Illinois School Report Card

Information on Lisle District 202's demographics, test scores, population and more are available on the Illinois School Report Card Website.

Illinois School Report Card 2018 (PDF) - District

District Boundaries

To access a map of Lisle District 202 Boundaries, click the link below:

Lisle District 202 Boundary Map

Emergency Closings

Information regarding school closings will be available through the sources listed below.

Emergency Closing Center

Search the Emergency Closing Center website by school name, city or phone, and/or sign up for email notifications regarding school closings or visit local radio and television station websites and broadcasts

 

Community Links