Significant District Assets:

  1. IASB School Board Governance Award In 2015 & 2017
  2. Swartz School U.S. Dept Of Education Blue Ribbon Award In 2014
  3. Right At School Before And After School Program
  4. Breakfast Program Available For All Students
  5. Strong Music & Art Programs
  6. Numerous Clubs & Sports
  7. 1:1 Technology For All Students K-8
  8. New K-4 Stem Program
  9. Strong Parent Support From FTC
  10. Successful 2016 Referendum That Enables Us To Repair Our Schools
  11. Strong Relationship With Our High School District And Affiliated Elementary Districts
  12. New Curriculum In ELA And Math
  13. Strong Teacher Professional Development Program
  14. Many Student Supports
  15. Numerous School Safety Enhancements
  16. Improved Website & Parent Communication App
  17. 'Learning To Lead' Student Leadership Training
  18. Student & Staff Wellness Initiatives
  19. Full Day Kindergarten
  20. Consecutive Long-Term Contracts With SCEA Teachers Union


Prepare students for high school by ensuring that they:

a. Meet grade level proficiency in reading, math and writing (Data below reflect Winter 2019 NWEA MAP scores)*

b. Develop skills in goal setting, organization, self-monitoring and problem solving

Executive functioning Student Survey Report


Develop and implement a plan to increase engagement with all members of the District 48 community.

District 48 currently uses the following practices to engage with our community:

  • Inform

Updated website and Aptegy communication application, Community Education Forums, school and district newsletters, email blasts and School Messenger notices, FTC flyers and updates, school district video, press releases, signage at district office, community service club involvement

  • Consult

Board meetings and tours at schools, 5Essentials School Climate Survey

  • Involve

Curriculum Leadership Team parent involvement, ongoing relationship with FTC and reports at Board Meetings, Joint Compact (D 4, 45, 48 and 88) Educational Foundation

  • Collaboration

Establishment of Strategic Goals