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Within the last 24 hours, the Board learned that Superintendent Dr. David Moyer recently applied for a superintendent’s position in a large, out-of-state district. Dr. Moyer has since withdrawn from the preliminary search. However, the Board wants time to further discuss his commitment to D205.


As a result, the Board will postpone its vote on the referendum until Monday, Aug. 20. “While we, the Board, believe this is the community’s referendum, we want to ensure its leader is committed to D205 at this time,” School Board President Kara Caforio said.


The commute to school can be very hectic, particularly on the first day of school. Please read this important traffic update that may impact morning arrival procedures at Jackson Elementary School and Bryan Middle School on Wednesday, August 15th. 

The City of Elmhurst has several construction projects currently underway. Please exercise caution and reduce speed when traveling in school zones. If you have students in both schools, the route from Jackson to Bryan, in the morning, may require more time and patience. Specifically, we recommend the following to make travel time easier:

Jackson Families:

If you travel east on Jackson Street between Saylor and Mitchell, please plan extra time as there will be construction trucks on that block of Jackson Street. At times, there might only be one-way traffic to make room for trucks and equipment. 

Alternate Route: You may consider taking Adams east to Mitchell as an alternate route. Car riders will still drop off going south on Mitchell Avenue. We encourage you to walk whenever possible. 

Bryan Families:

You can use Van Buren traveling east to drop off at Bryan.  There will be steady truck traffic at the intersection of Bryan and Van Buren for the first couple days that school is in session. Please exercise extreme caution. We encourage families to take advantage of the summer weather and walk or bike to school if possible.

We are anticipating a smooth start to the 2018-2019 school year and will be monitoring the traffic for any changes. Special thanks goes to the Elmhurst Police Department for its continued presence and vigilance to ensure the safety of our students. As always, we will keep you updated so that you can make the best plans for your families.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,


A Back to School welcome message from Dr. David Moyer is now posted in the Superintendent's column. 

You can read the latest update at Follow Dr. Moyer's blog at


Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 ranks among the top 10 schools in the state of Illinois, according to Niche’s 2019 Best School Districts listing. D205 ranked ninth among districts surveyed, and earned an overall Niche rating of A+.


The annual ranking is based on statistical analysis and reviews from parents and students. Analysis includes examining factors such as test scores, college readiness and graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, and teacher quality. D205 also ranked in the top 15 for Best Athletics and top 25 for Best Places to Teach in Illinois.


“Great schools are the foundation of strong, successful communities,” D205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer said. “We are happy to once again be cited as one of the top 10 districts in the state by the Niche organization.  I love the direction that we are headed and honestly believe that we have just scratched the surface."


Financial assistance is available in the form of student fee waivers for qualified families. Apply for assistance by filling out a Request for Financial Assistance form and returning it to the main office of your child’s school, beginning the first week of August. Please click on the links below to access the appropriate form:

Elementary & Middle School

High School

2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions (Español)

Completed free/reduced lunch applications must be turned in to your child's school for initial authorization, beginning the first week of August. All applications must be on the 2018-19 form. The District cannot accept old applications. Request for Financial Assistance/Waiver of Student Fees is due by November 15, 2018.

In mid-July, over 1,000 notification letters were mailed out to students who were automatically certified for free lunches last year (2017-18). Families who have received this letter DO NOT need to apply. However, if a letter is received for one child and there are other students in the family who did not receive a letter, please call the District 205 Food Service Office at 630-617-2436 to provide further information. Be sure to keep this letter, as you may need it for other programs and benefits (Comcast Internet Essentials, Park District programs, etc.).


There is a new message from Dr. David Moyer in the Superintendent's column. The latest column recognizes the amazing achievements accomplished by our students in the last few months, as well as looks ahead to programs and initiatives to look forward to in the 2018-19 school year. 

You can read the latest update at Follow Dr. Moyer's blog at


During the month of May, District 205 Administrators made visits to all twelve K-12 schools to hold Future Focused meetings. Questions were collected at each of those meetings and through an exit survey administered to those who attended the large group meetings on May 12, 14, 23 and 30 at York, Churchville, Bryan and Sandburg. Those questions have formed the basis of the 55+ FAQ document that is linked from the Master Facility Plan page. This is a living document that will be expanded as more questions are submitted. Some questions which have been submitted are in the process of being answered and will be posted on that page in the near future.

A summary report of the May Future Focused sessions will be presented to the Board of Education at its June 19 meeting.


There is now a page on the York Community High School website dedicated to the Class of 2018. On it, you can view the programs from Awards Night, the York Scholarship Program and graduation, as well as photos from graduation day and a link to watch the full commencement ceremony. 

Click here to visit the Class of 2018 page.


Mission Statement

The mission of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is to meet the educational needs of all students, challenging each to his or her full potential and ensuring a foundation for future success in life.

Vision Statement

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will be a national leader in educating children of all backgrounds and ability levels, promoting high individual student achievement. The District will incorporate student-centered decision making, the highest academic standards, best practices in education, the highest caliber educational professionals, and leading edge resources to ensure an equitable education for all and success in a global society. 

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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 currently serves more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison. Approximately 93 percent of students live in Elmhurst with the remainder living outside of the City, but within the District 205 boundaries.