Wednesday, May 3, 2017
About Calumet City
School District 155
Calumet City, located southeast of Chicago, is a modest and diverse town with a great sense of community pride. Nearly 40,000 people call Calumet City home, and many do so because of its affordable housing, its ideal location, its quality educational system, and its abundance of recreational opportunities.
Calumet City School District 155 serves more than 1,400 students in grades K - 8. The district is bounded on the East by the west side of State Line Road, on the North by the south side 142nd Street, on the West by the east side Torrence Avenue, and on the South by the north side of Pulaski Road .
Children attend one of three existing neighborhood schools: students in grades K - 2 attend Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Students in grades 3 - 5 attend Wentworth Intermediate School. Students in grades 6 - 8 attend Wentworth Junior High School.
Average class size ranges from 22 to 24 students, with the highest levels at the older grades. Pre-K, Early Childhood and Kindergarten have morning and afternoon sessions; no full day classes are offered. Graduates of Calumet City School District 155 attend the Thornton Fractional North High School.
Calumet City School District 155 is governed by an elected Board of Education, whose seven members serve without pay. The Board generally meets monthly at the Administration Center located at 540 Superior Avenue. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month.
District 155’s teachers are experienced and 16% have master’s degrees or above. Ongoing staff development remains a top priority in District 155. Technology is an essential component of the learning environment.
District 155 makes a special effort to provide learning opportunities to meet the needs of all students.