Award Year: 2014

Park View Elementary School

341 North Elizabeth Street
Lombard, IL, 60148-5459

(630) 827-4040

Mrs. Roberta Wallerstedt, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lombard School District #44

School Website


The aim of the Park View Learning Community is to nurture optimal academic, social-emotional, and physical growth of all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 67%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Using a variety of tools to meet student's diverse needs

Using a variety of tools to meet student's diverse needs

Park View School was built in 1955 in Lombard, Illinois. It's located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Today, Lombard has a diverse population from all over the world. There are 36 languages spoken by the families who attend the school. In almost 60 years, there have been four principals. It is a place where people stay and invest in the children who come through the doors. What makes Park View so special? It is the belief that every decision staff make and everything they do must be good for the students. Park View’s focus is student growth. To achieve this, the school must be a safe place where learning and effort are celebrated. The students are accepted for who they are. It's a place where no one is perfect, but where everyone is improving. Park View believes that adults and children are multi-dimensional. They are not only academic beings; they are social-emotional and physical beings. Therefore, the school must develop all these dimensions. Its aim is to 'nurture optimal academic, social-emotional, and physical growth of all students.' To accomplish this, the school improvement plan includes three targets: academic, social-emotional, and physical. All the decisions made, and everything done aligns with the goals in those three areas. Teachers work in teams and collaborate to create grade-level goals that align with school goals. Student data drives decisions, and staff adjust and refine their goals and action plans to meet the changing needs of their students.