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Edison Elementary School
246 S Fair Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Edison Elementary School, located just north of Sandburg Middle School, was nominated by the Illinois State Board ofMore Education for the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools status based on curriculum, instruction, professional development, school leadership and school vision. Five years of data was submitted for the application. Edison students typically achieve grades in the top 10th percentile on state standardized tests. 
Timothy Christian Schools
188 W Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126

Timothy Christian School develops academically prepared Christian disciples. It was identified as one of 96More Outstanding High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, and 18 percent of Timothy seniors were named Illinois State Scholars.

The school has served as an extension of the home for four generations. The school, founded in 1911 by parents of the Christian Reformed Church, grew out of the writings of the Protestant Reformation.

The campus, on Butterfield Road just east of Route 83, includes facilities for grade school, middle school and high school, as well as athletic fields, an auditorium and gymnasium.

Jefferson School Elementary School
360 E Crescent Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126

Jefferson Elementary School is one of eight elementary schools in Elmhurst serving children from kindergarten throughMore fifth grade. In addition to core subjects, the school, located in southeast Elmhurst, offers Spanish, art, choir, band and orchestra.

In 2009, 95 percent of Jefferson students met or exceeded state standards on standardized tests.

Principal is Laura Pfanenstiel.

Immaculate Conception High School
217 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Immaculate Conception High School is a private coeducational Roman Catholic school, affiliated with the ImmaculateMore Conception Parish. The school offers a rigorous secular and faith-based curriulum, designed to prepare students for college. In addition to traditional classes, programs in business, technology and fine arts are also available. The school also features a full athletic department and a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities.
Hawthorne Elementary School
145 W Arthur St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

Hawthorne Elementary School has the designation of being Elmhurst's oldest school. Its rich history was documented inMore newspapers and by the Elmhurst Historical Society.

Cottage Hill Elementary School was built back in 1888 on Cottage Hill Avenue between Arthur and Virginia streets. It was re-named Hawthorne in 1910. Elmhurst High School — a two-year school that later expanded to a four-year school — was added in 1892 to the top of the same building. A fire in 1917 destroyed the schools, but Hawthorne was rebuilt on the same site and opened in 1918, and the new York High School opened its doors on St. Charles Road in 1920.

As Elmhurst's population tripled between 1920 and 1930, the school became overcrowded and an addition was added in 1927 to serve seventh- and eighth-graders. This lasted until 1950, when Elmhurst Junior High (now Sandburg Middle School) opened on St. Charles Road.

Overcrowding has been a problem at the school periodically, and in 2006 the School Board approved a reconstruction project for the school at a cost of $13.5 million. The building was modernized and expanded, but its historical integrity was preserved. A two-story classroom addition was added and the main facade was restored within a 17-month period, during which time students continued to attend classes.

The principal is Stephen Smith.

Salt Creek Primary School
980 S Riverside Dr, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Salt Creek Primary School is one of the schools in Salt Creek Elementary District 48, which serves students fromMore Elmhurst, Villa Park, Oak Brook and Oakbrook Terrace. Salt Creek Primary, with a student enrollment of about 150 is the only one of the district's three schools located in Elmhurst. Salt Creek serves children in preschool through first grade. It also is home to classes for students with visual impairments. The school offers a hot lunch program. Staff includes a full-time special education teacher and reading specialist, and programs include speech/language therapy and English as a second language. The school also has a library media center and computer lab with 13 computers.
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