Hours of Operation Student Hours: 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Adler Park School is a family of learners that opened its doors in 1959. In 1980, due to declining enrollment, the school was closed. It reopened in 1987, as a kindergarten through third grade building. Over time, the population grew and fourth and fifth grades were added. Additions were also made to include four new classrooms on the north end and two classrooms on the east side. In addition, a new learning center and playground equipment have been added. All of the additions reflect District 70's commitment to meeting the needs of its students.
About 250 students make up the population of learners at Adler Park School. They include two or three sections of students in full-day kindergarten through fifth grade. Almost all students are bussed to Adler Park School, due to the fact that the only road that borders our school is bustling Milwaukee Ave. Our students are thrilled to see our mascot, Sporty the gator, at our school events, leading them in cheers. He symbolizes the spirit of family and learning of our school.
The Adler Family Association (AFA) is an amazing group of parents who support our students, staff, and other parents. The events and projects they fund support Adler's unique family approach to learning. The events they sponsor include the Gator Gallop Race, winter carnival, Halloween and Valentine's parties, the fifth grade class gift, and our end of the year celebration, Field Day. The efforts of the Adler Family Association go above and beyond and help make Adler a very special place.
We are fortunate enough to have wonderful businesses supporting District 70 schools in the Partners for Excellence in Education program. The group, which links businesses to students, provides funding for the Mini-Grant program. The mini-grants fund the creativity of our teachers in new educational endeavors. The staff, students, and parents of Adler Park School know that education is a partnership. This partnership focuses on educating children to reach their fullest potential. Students are taught to be effective problem solvers and to be life-long learners.
Our School Improvement Plan is reviewed yearly by a committee of dedicated Adler staff members. The plan is a response to data we have gathered through benchmarking, standardized assessments and surveys (like the 5 Essentials). From this data, our goals are created to increase student achievement, improve social and emotional development of our students and to continue to see growth in all our students. This is all part of our dedication to ensure that Adler students experience learning that prepares them to live and work in the 21st century.
Our school colors are green and white. We have many events where all our students are encouraged to wear school colors and spirit-wear. As Adler Park School grows and evolves, we have always strived to teach our students that the future has no limits for them.
Gators For Life