Award Year: 2022

Steeple Run Elementary School

6S151 Steeple Run Drive
Naperville, IL, 60540-3711

(630) 420-6385

Mr. Josh Louis, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

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The mission of Naperville 203 District is to produce students who are self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Asian: 29%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Super star staff and students celebrate a successful school year!

Super star staff and students celebrate a successful school year!

Since Steeple Run Elementary School's start in 1977, we are dedicated to celebrating the inherent strengths of our students, staff, and community. It is only through building connections and strong partnerships that we are able to provide an inclusive community that meets the needs of our diverse population. Steeple Run is fortunate to have students with a variety of backgrounds, strengths, and unique needs.

To ensure that we provide responsive learning environments for our students, we are committed to continuous learning of best practices and research-based strategies. Together we determine where we can grow as educators, and then we leverage strong partnerships within our building and district to determine how to best meet the needs of students. Through this collaboration, innovative professional learning opportunities emerge, such as Culturally Responsive practices, social-emotional learning integration, and differentiated small groups in literacy and math. Through this in-depth learning and subsequent shift in our instruction, we are able to meet our students where they are academically and social-emotionally to ensure all students feel safe, connected, and seen. We couldn't do this work without partnering closely with the Steeple Run community. As a result of collaborating with our families, we have been able to add inclusive playground equipment, provide culturally diverse assemblies and extracurricular activities, and host school-wide events that embody our dedication to creating an inclusive community. As we look to the future of Steeple Run, we know it is only through connection and inclusion that our students will be able to shine.