About the Schiller Park School District 81

School District 81 serves preschool-eighth grade students in the communities of Schiller Park and a section of Franklin Park.

John F. Kennedy School has a student population of 751 children, with students in preschool through 3rd grade.

Washington Elementary School has 290 fourth and fifth graders, and Lincoln Middle School has 360 students in attendance.

School District 81 offers a variety of programs and services for our students and their families:

Afterschool Activities:

Kennedy, Washington, and Lincoln Schools all offer various clubs and activities for students to learn and grow.  Examples include:

Clubs and Activities

Yearbook, Newspaper, Karate, Dance, Art club, Science Club, Math Club, Lincoln Leaders, Drama, NEDSRA, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz band, School of Rock Club, Chorus, Docents, Chess, Spanish Club, Gardening Club


Boys Baseball, Boys Softball, Girls Softball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball, Cheerleading

Student Programs:


Middle school students who excel in Math and Science have the opportunity to participate in an after-school enrichment program offered through the International Math and Science Academy (IMSA).

Students in IMSA meet once a week with two Lincoln Math and Science teachers who teach the program, and challenge themselves with engaging learning activities that increased their skills and knowledge.

Homework Center

Students who need help with homework and a quiet place to study can stay after school to complete their assignments and use computers for projects.

Community Programs:

Parents as Teachers (PATS)

Parents as Teachers is an early childhood parent education and family support program offered through Kennedy School designed to help all parents give their children birth through age 3 the best possible start in life.  The program includes personalized home visits, group meetings, screenings, a resource network, and weekly playgroup meetings.

Family Literacy Program

School District 81 has formed a partnership with Triton College to offer English language classes for parents and community members.  Classes and babysitting are offered at no cost.

Parents as Educational Partners (PEP)

Parents come together to strengthen the home-school partnership, meet and socialize with others in the school community, and receive support and ideas on how to help their children succeed in school.