Our District

Welcome to Community Unit School District 201. Located in DuPage County, about 20 miles west of Chicago, our district serves Westmont, Clarendon Hills, and Downers Grove families. 

CUSD 201 is proud to provide a research-based approach to student success. In our classrooms, we focus on the best practices of teaching and learning. We recognize the value of strong professional development. We have dedicated partnerships between the Board of Education, administration, staff, parents, and the community for our students' best interests. We are a small district, but that helps us emphasize relationships and connections to the community. 

In the fall of 2019, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the school report cards. Schools in Illinois can receive a rating of exemplary, commendable, underperforming, or lowest-performing on the report card. The ISBE looks at several indicators that are weighted to determine a school’s rating. The academic indicators are proficiency and growth in English Language Arts and math, English learner proficiency, and graduation rates. The student quality/student success indicators are chronic absenteeism, 9th grade on target to graduate, climate survey, and college and career readiness.

CUSD 201 is excited to report that Westmont High School has achieved the highest rating and has been designated as exemplary for the second year in a row. Manning, Miller, and Westmont Junior High were all designated as commendable for the second year in a row. Overall, CUSD 201 schools outperform most schools in the State. In addition, Westmont High School was named as one of three finalists for the DuFour Award. The DuFour Award is given annually to one school in the country. In order to be considered for this honor, schools need to demonstrate a commitment to building a successful professional learning community and have an unwavering commitment to helping students achieve at high levels. Westmont High School will find out at the end of January if it is this year’s Dufour Award winner.

Community Unit School District 201 is in the process of updating and modifying its strategic plan. Stakeholders will have input on the focus and direction of the District. As CUSD 201 updates its plan for the future, one element will never change. Community Unit School District 201 will always have an unwavering commitment to our students, families, and community. There will always be a commitment to teaching and learning and creating supportive and compassionate environments in our schools.

2023 Student Enrollments

  • Total Enrollment - 1300 Students
  • South Early Childhood Center - 53 Students
  • C.E. Miller Elementary School (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) - 189 Students
  • J.T. Manning Elementary School (2nd Grade through 5th Grade) - 383 Students
  • Westmont Junior High School - 298 Students
  • Westmont High School - 377 Students

Featured In Publications

Chicago Magazine "Where Your YOUNG Family Can Blossom"

Chicago Tribune "Asian American history curriculum gains stronger footing with boost from Illinois’ Teacher of the Year"