New Lenox School District 122 is home to 5,400 students from the New Lenox area attending preschool- 8th Grade. New Lenox School District 122 includes a preschool (Cherry Hill), a kindergarten (Spencer Trail), four primary schools (Arnold J. Tyler, Haines, Nelson Prairie and Spencer Pointe), four intermediate schools (Caroline Bentley, Oster- Oakview, Nelson Ridge and Spencer Crossing) and two junior high schools (Liberty and Alex M. Martino).
The mission of New Lenox Schools, in partnership with the community, will be to promote academic excellence which focuses on the growth of the whole child. We will stimulate children to develop pride in themselves, community, and country, which will be reflected in their present and future decisions.
Over the last nine years, an average of 85% percent of New Lenox School District 122 students have consistently met or exceeded the Illinois Learning Standards. We attribute the successful scores to a rigorous curriculum that not only includes reading, writing, and mathematics but also art, music, and technology skills. Students are also encouraged to participate in a variety of after-school activities.
New Lenox School District 122 employs over 350 certified staff members and 200 support staff members, who are not only enthusiastic about their jobs, but are dedicated to helping children reach their full potential.
New Lenox School District 122 employs about 600 individuals and operates 13 facilities on an annual budget of $57 million. Despite a lack of financial commitment to our District (and districts across the State) from the State of Illinois NLSD 122 has remained financially solvent and is proud to continue to offer students great opportunities in academics, the arts and athletics. In addition, New Lenox School District 122 has maintained a balanced operational budget for six continuous years. Moody’s Investor Services has bestowed a credit rating of AA3, which is extremely strong. Even with the current economic climate in the State, the District is committed to continue to balance the operational budget.
The New Lenox Community has provided the children great schools and excellent teachers and staff. District 122 is fortunate to have a Parent Teacher Organization providing our schools the tools to make learning fun- such as laptops, ipads and recess equipment, etc. A Foundation has also been established to help provide new opportunities. NLSD has a great relationship with the New Lenox Park District and local athletic associations to provide additional recreational opportunities for New Lenox Residents. By pooling their resources, the School District, Park District and Sports Associations have been able to expand the playground and playground equipment at each school and establish baseball fields, soccer fields and softball fields at many of the campuses.
With the community’s continued support, New Lenox School District 122 will remain at the forefront of public school systems in the Chicagoland area.