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Bellwood School District 88
Cook County, Illinois

Our District

Located just west of Chicago on Interstate 290, our district is committed to providing a quality educational program for the families of Cook County. Each of our seven campuses employ highly qualified teachers and staff who genuinely care for the students in our charge. 

Our Goals

The number one goal of School District #88 is to improve our students’ academic performance. Every decision we make is centered around this goal. But we understand that improving student performance is also linked to:

  • aligning an engaging and relevant curriculum with state standards;
  • providing students with meaningful opportunities to engage with the world beyond their classroom;
  • supporting our teachers’ efforts to grow as professional educators; 
  • the hiring and retention of highly-qualified, creative administration and staff; 
  • developing effective two-way communication with all stakeholders; and 
  • the diligent and strategic use of financial resources.


We employ a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of our students and the goals of our district, including:

  • After-school programs
  • Peer mediation
  • A home school policy
  • Teacher induction/mentorship program
  • Life skills curriculum
  • Summer bridge program
  • Project “All Stars”
  • Partnership with Proviso Township
  • And many more!