Community Unit School District 205 currently serves more than 8,000
students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small
portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison. Approximately 90
percent of students live in Elmhurst with the remainder living outside
of the City, but within the District 205 boundaries. (District
boundaries are NOT contiguous with City boundaries.) At present,
District 205 maintains fourteen schools (eight elementary schools,
three middle schools, York Community High School, a Transition Program
and the Madison Early Childhood Education Center).
205 faculty represent some of the finest and best-qualified teachers in
the State of Illinois. With 64.8 percent holding an advanced degree,
they provide the knowledge, dedication and educational leadership that
are critical to the success of District 205 students. They are at the
forefront of curriculum development, taking a leadership role in many
areas and at various levels - county, state and national.
205 students consistently perform well above state averages on all
standardized tests. The ACT average composite score for the Class of
2016 is 24.3. In the area of extra curricular activities, more than 80%
of York Community High School students participate in at least one
extracurricular activity, with distinguished students/teams in cross
country, law, business, vocational skills, mathematics, theater
performance, art and music—to name a few.