Award Year: 2015

Old Post Elementary School

100 Old Post Road
Oswego, IL, 60543-7341

(630) 636-3400

Mrs. Toia Jones, Principal at time of Nomination

Community Unit School District 308

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To provide rigorous academics and character education through the combined efforts of all stakeholders; and empower all children to participate in a continuously changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Second grade students join hands during their weekly Music class.

Second grade students join hands during their weekly Music class.

Old Post Elementary School opened in 1997 as the fourth elementary school in Community Unit School District 308. District 308 is currently ranked as the seventh largest school district in Illinois. Although part of a large district, Old Post prides itself in maintaining its small community school culture, carrying on the tradition of excellence in education.

Nestled in a suburban community, Old Post serves over 300 students from kindergarten through fifth grade. It is the satellite site for the district’s Early Learning program, serving approximately 100 students ages 3 to 5 years. Currently, 18 percent of the students qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch, 12 percent are Hispanic or Latino, and 3 percent are African American. Eight percent of our students receive special education services, and another 3 percent receive English learning services.

A dedicated staff, active Parent Teacher Association (PTA), supportive parent population, and great children form the foundation for student success at Old Post. Building leadership teams, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and special event committees allow the small staff at Old Post to do big things. All students participate in a daily “power half-hour” intervention block. Students are offered a number of after-school enrichment opportunities to broaden their interests and enhance their skills.

Old Post Elementary School is committed to striving toward world-class education while honoring tradition. Though small, we believe, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”(Margaret Mead)