Award Year: 2022

Wescott Elementary School

1820 Western Avenue
Northbrook, IL, 60062-6099

(847) 272-4660

Dr. Christopher Brown, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30

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Mission

We exist to create a community that craves learning, fosters resiliency, and cares deeply for every student.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 48%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 40%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Application
Wescott School students learning music through composition and performance.

Wescott School students learning music through composition and performance.

Wescott Elementary School is home to over five hundred outstanding students in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Our talented faculty sets high academic expectations, reinforced at home by a highly involved and supportive parent community. While we are very proud of the academic recognition we receive, we are equally proud of our commitment to educating the whole child and developing students who become caring citizens. Our school motto is One Big Family, which includes everyone in our community. We continue to celebrate our diversity and ever-changing population. Students take part in traditions that have sustained and connected the Wescott community for multiple generations. We recognize students and staff for examples big and small in demonstrating the Wescott Way - Be Safe, Caring, and Here and Ready. Friendship and kindness grow through many social and emotional programs and initiatives.

Wescott School is fortunate to be small enough to feel like a close-knit family, yet large enough to have all the resources necessary to provide our students with a top-notch education. The staff works closely, collaborating across the district, to provide students with a strong and consistent educational experience. Educational teams thoughtfully plan and implement activities to support smooth transitions between the grade levels and schools. Together, we create a community that craves learning, fosters resiliency, and cares deeply about every student.