Award Year: 2014

St. John the Evangelist School

513 Parkside Circle
Streamwood, IL, 60107-1645

(630) 289-3040

Mrs. Mary Ellyn Billmeyer, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

School Website

Mission

St. John the Evangelist School will Teach our children the skills essential for lifelong learning, unlock the full potential of our students, create an environment where students and staff feel welcome and cared for, while embracing our Catholic faith.

Student Demographics
  • White: 64%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 23%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
The Junior High students reading a special story to our younger students in our Buddyprogram

The Junior High students reading a special story to our younger students in our "Buddy"program

St. John the Evangelist School is a community where students embrace the Catholic faith, unlock their full potential, and embark on a life long journey of learning. Using a variety of teaching strategies, St. John the Evangelist School has refocused curriculum to complement Common Core State Standards and STEM with a focus on ecology and stewardship of the earth. Students are taught to collaborate, work in teams, and use a variety of resources, tools, and media to help them become analytical and responsible students. Accomplishments in academic areas are balanced with accomplishments in individual responsibility and Christian service.

Character qualities such as Respect, Organization, Attitude, and Responsibility are emphasized in the ROAR program that reinforces character development with tickets that can be traded in for special rewards donated by parents, staff and parishioners.

At St. John the Evangelist, every day is Veteran's Day, with Veteran classroom visits, and the creation of Christmas cards and care packages. Older students spend time packaging meals with Feed My Starving Children to show them they can make a difference in the lives of others.

Throughout its 50-year history, St. John the Evangelist has had its share of triumphs and setbacks. In just a few years, school enrollment has gone from an all time low to a record high, thanks to the dedication of the entire parish, the administrators, faculty, and school community. St. John the Evangelist School is a great place to learn because it is a great place to live, laugh, and love.