Welcome to School District 89! We are a public elementary school district proudly serving the Maywood, Melrose Park, and Broadview communities. Within our ten schools, we serve over 5,500 wonderful students in kindergarten-8th grade. Our passion and commitment lie in building, educating, and preparing today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.
The mission of Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 is to ensure the well-being of our students academically, emotionally, and socially. It is our responsibility to provide an environment that will prepare students to pursue college or career opportunities through meaningful learning experiences.
As a result of our "Whole Child" approach to education, District 89 Schools will be the school system of choice and source of community pride.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT 89
Students who reside 1.5 miles or farther from their school, including the Washington Dual Language Academy, will be transported to school by the district’s bus company, Lakeview/Polar Express. Additionally, students who must cross a state-approved hazardous route will also receive transportation. The hazardous routes that are expected to be designated are the 290 overpass, the railroad tracks along Main Street, and 1st Avenue.
Students who have requested a voluntary student transfer to another district school are not eligible for transportation.
The bus company is currently creating bus routes and schedules for those eligible students. As soon as route information is available, parents will be contacted.
Los estudiantes que residen a 1.5 millas o más lejos de su escuela, incluyendo la Academia de Lenguaje Dual Washington, serán transportados a la escuela por la compañía de autobuses del distrito, Lakeview/Polar Express. Además, los estudiantes que cruzan una ruta designada y aprobada por el estado como ruta peligrosa también recibirán transportación. Las rutas que esperan ser designadas como peligrosas son el cruce del puente sobre la pista 290, las vías del tren a lo largo de la Calle Main y la Avenida 1ra.
Los estudiantes que hayan solicitado un traslado voluntario de estudiante a otra escuela del distrito escolar no son elegibles para la transportación.
La compañía de autobuses está creando actualmente las rutas de autobuses y horarios para los estudiantes elegibles. Tan pronto como la información de la ruta esté disponible, los padres serán contactados.
First day of school is Friday, September 5th
K-5 students arrive at 8:35 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:10 p.m.
Middle School students arrive and 7:55 a.m. and are dismissed at 2:35 p.m
Informational Meetings Hosted by the Board of Education
The District 89 Board of Education hosted three informational meetings for the public to address the reorganization. Sessions consisted of a presentation on the middle school locations, benefits, and rationale behind the decision. The concept of the dual language magnet school that was approved on January 9th was also explained. Potential boundary changes, recommendations for the repurposing of schools, and other relevant concerns were addressed in the presentation along with other questions that were be submitted by the public.
These informational sessions were to ensure that members of the public had accurate data concerning the Board discussions. If you were unable to attend, please view the presentation and frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the District Reorganization.
Click here to view the presentation that was shared with all staff on February 25th.
Dual Language Magnet School
On January 9, 2014, the Board of Education voted to open a dual language magnet school beginning in the 2014-15 school year. This is a magnet school that will be open to all of District 89’s students. This is NOT a school that is designed to serve only our bilingual population. Half of the students will be native Spanish speakers and the other half will be native English speakers. Outside of the usual academic pursuits, all students who leave the school in 5th grade will be bilingual and bi-literate in both English and Spanish. More detailed information can be found in the dual language report to the Board and the summary document that followed.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the dual language school.
Coming soon: Magnet School Application and Criteria