|Waukegan Community Unit School District 60|
|1201 N Sheridan Rd|
Waukegan , Illinois , Lake , 60085
|Type||Public School District|
|Motto||A New Day...A New Way in Waukegan Schools...students first!|
|Budget||US$ 200 million (2016-2017)|
|Students and staff|
|Student-teacher ratio||23.3 (2016-17)|
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.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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