Waukegan Community Unit School District 60

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Waukegan Community Unit School District 60
Address
1201 N Sheridan Rd
Waukegan , Illinois , Lake , 60085
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District information
Type Public School District
MottoA New Day...A New Way in Waukegan Schools...students first!
Grades Pre-K–12th
Established 1856 (1856) [1]
Superintendent Theresa Plascencia
Schools 22
Budget US$ 200 million (2016-2017)
Students and staff
Students 16,478 (2016-17)
Teachers 1,072 (2016-17)
Student-teacher ratio 23.3 (2016-17)
Other information
Website www.wps60.org

Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 (also known as Waukegan Public Schools or District 60, WCUSD) is in Waukegan, Illinois, and serves Waukegan, Park City, and parts of Beach Park. [2] Total enrollment is approximately 16,000 in kindergarten through grade twelve. District 60 also provides pre-school and alternative education services.

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Park City is a small city located in the Warren and Waukegan townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States, on the northern end of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 7,570 at the 2010 census.

Beach Park, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Beach Park is a village in the Benton and Waukegan townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,638 at the 2010 census.

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Waukegan Public Schools is led by Superintendent Theresa Plascencia. [3] Administrative offices are at the Lincoln Center for Education.

History

North School, the first school to be opened in 1860. Waukegan, IL; North School Circa 1860.png
North School, the first school to be opened in 1860.

During the mid-1800's, the residents of Waukegan created a citywide school system. By 1856, North School opened, becoming the first and now oldest building in the District. [4]

Schools

District 60 operates 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, a high school (divided between two buildings), a kindergarten center, 1 pre-kindergarten site, and an alternative education center.

Elementary (K-5 and 1-5)

Middle Schools (6-8)

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High School (9-12)

Other Schools

2014 Teachers Strike

On October 2nd, 2014, after months of negotiating between the WCUSD Teachers union and the School board, the teachers authorized a strike. At midnight October 2nd, the teachers were now on strike after failing to reach a deal. [5] Schools were closed during the strike, which lasted one month; classes resumed on Monday, November 3. [6]

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References

  1. "District History". wps60.org. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  2. "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Lake County, IL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 23, 2016.
  3. "Office of Superintendent."
  4. "District History • Page - Waukegan CUSD". www.wps60.org. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  5. http://www.wps60.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=411352&pageId=4190153
  6. Sanchez Olson, Yadira (November 3, 2014). "Lots of hugs on Waukegan students' first day back at school". Lake County News-Sun. Sun-Times Media, LLC. Retrieved November 3, 2014.