Award Year: 2022

Westmoor Elementary School

2500 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL, 60062-4414

(847) 498-7960

Ms. Mary Sturgill, Principal at time of Nomination

Northbrook School District 28

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The Westmoor Way! Be safe, be respectful, and be a learner!

Student Demographics
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Westmoor Elementary School values educating the whole child!

Westmoor Elementary School values educating the whole child!

The philosophy of Westmoor Elementary School is founded on the belief that schools are successful when students are empowered to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. This begins on the first day of school by cultivating an environment of trust and safety for our students and staff by honoring all voices and respecting each other's individuality. One example of our approach is the Check-In Check-Out Program, which pairs students with a trusted adult. Through brief one-on-one meetings at the beginning and end of the day, the adults help mentor positive classroom and study behaviors. At Westmoor, we value the approach to collaboration by prioritizing learning team time for teachers and specialists. Throughout the year academic and social-emotional data is reviewed to track individual progress and develop specific interventions when needed. Our classrooms have two staff members, a certified classroom teacher and a teaching assistant to support student success.

The district maintains a robust curriculum review cycle to ensure our students are equipped to be successful in high school and beyond. Rich and varied special area subjects including Spanish, art, music, physical education, and library enhance core academics. Students can explore instrumental band beginning in 4th grade and orchestra beginning in 3rd grade. All fifth-graders participate in a spring musical. Westmoor also houses the district's early learning program which provides a comprehensive, integrated service approach to serve special education, at-risk, and typically developing students.