About Us

  • Embracing Today - Inspiring Tomorrow

    Arlington Heights School District 25 cultivates innovative learners within a nurturing and collaborative community to thrive in an ever-changing world.

    Our seven elementary schools, two middle schools and administration building house over 800 staff members, all to support 5,496 students. All of our district buildings are located within the historic and beautiful Arlington Heights boundaries. We are proud to serve nearly 76,000 Arlington Heights residents.

    Awards & Honors

    Westgate students display their pinwheels they made for Peace Day. District 25 is proud of its students and teachers who dedicate so much time and effort to representing District 25 and Arlington Heights in the highest ways:

    • Global Teacher Prize finalist.
    • National Blue Ribbon of Excellence: Westgate, Windsor, Greenbrier Elementary Schools & Thomas Middle School
    • Business Office recognized for excellence in financial reporting by Government Finance Officers Association and Association of Business Officials.
    • Thomas Middle School - best PARCC scores in the area among middle schools in 2015.
    • District performed very well on 2015 PARCC tests - View Report card Here
    • South Middle School Science Olympiad Team eighth in the nation in 2005. 


    Educational roots date back to 1849 here in Arlington Heights when the first primitive school building was erected on the northwest corner of Miner Street and Prairie Street [now Evergreen Street]. The district grew in numbers alongside the prideful town of Arlington Heights, and in 1902 the district changed its number from District 10 to District 25. The district continued to add schools as the population demanded them. The town's peak enrollment years were from the late 1950's into the early 1970's. During this time, the District built 14 schools.


    The population declined through the 70's and the District needed to close eight schools. In the early 90's, District 25 saw a consistent increase in enrollment, and with that came either rededication, renovation or expansion of all nine of their schools. The district has seen a consistent increase in enrollment ever since and is currently looking at options to accommodate the expected growth for years to come.

    Social Media

    District 25 is very excited to connect with parents and the community through Twitter and Facebook. Ask your teacher or principal if they have a Twitter account so you can easily follow District 25 on the move and stay as up to date as possible with your school's happenings and educational curriculum. Follow the District office on Twitter and Facebook as well. Please contact Communications Coordinator Adam Harris if you have any questions regarding the social media connections with District 25.

    District 25's social media page.

    Thomas Middle School students work with students from the Chicago Futabakai Japanese School during a yearly cultural exchange Partnerships

    District 25 is very proud of its relationship with many Arlington Heights  organizations. The District's collaboration with the Arlington Heights Park  District, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights Police  Department, Arlington Heights Fire Department, Arlington Heights Village  Hall, and the town's various alternative schooling options generates an amazing community feel within Arlington Heights.

    Community Partnerships

    Strategic Vision 2020

    Vision 2020, which was adopted by the Board of Education in 2006, and the WIRED  framework was recently reviewed and updated.

    On January 19, 2017 the Arlington Heights School District 25 Board of Education approved the updates to Strategic Vision 2020 by adopting the proposed Vision, Mission, and Goals as submitted by the Strategic Plan Team and directed Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein to implement the action plan and timeline as presented. The broad goals of this updated plan are:

    Embracing Today - Inspiring Tomorrow

    Arlington Heights School District 25 cultivates innovative learners within a nurturing and collaborative community to thrive in an ever-changing world.

    The broad goals of this updated plan are:

    1. Broaden Best Practices
    2. Explore Program Expansion
    3. Strengthen Community Relations
    4. Enhance Staff Support
    5. Maintain and Enhance High Quality Facilities

    To see more on our Strategic Vision 2020, click here.

    Please reach out to Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein (lbein@sd25.org) with any questions.