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Fifth grade students in Ms. Dierolf's class are learning about volume and dimensions. Students were tasked with making as many unique rectangular prisms as possible using 30 cubes. More photos.


Central students participate in PE class daily. Incorporating movement throughout the day supports the health and wellness of our students and aligns with our strategic goals. 

Working Together

Classrooms at Central School are outfitted with comfortable, modern furniture that allows for more flexible use and group collaboration for the 21st Century learner.

Newly Renovated Learning Spaces

Over the summer, several learning spaces were renovated at Central. Replacing walls allows for better acoustics and creates more learning spaces that invite visual thinking and analysis. Vertical whiteboards were installed in all updated classrooms.


Students in the Integrated Media Arts elective have the "scoop." Students cultivate concepts for stories, write scripts, and capture photography and video to match their stories. Different classes are involved in various projects including publishing the Central Spark Magazine, video announcements, Good Morning Glencoe, and Central Spotlight.


Central Modern Language teachers have found that playing games boosts student engagement and reinforces vocabulary learned through the week. Ask your child about new words or phrases they have learned in their Modern Language classes this week. 



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Young Auditorium (enter at Central's front entrance)


Panel Swamp

Celebrating Our Community

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In the late 1970’s, the Glencoe Board of Education chose to reorganize the district from four neighborhood schools to three age-centered buildings. 

District 35 educates the whole child to...

…maximize creative and critical thinking skills.
…fully challenge and realize physical, social, and cognitive abilities.
…nurture unique learning styles, interests, strengths, and pace.
…provide a solid foundation for the next phase of education and for learning throughout life.

Celebrating Our Community

District 35 views education as experiences best served by coordinated efforts of parents and the school staff.  Parent involvement through generous support of the Glencoe PTO, volunteers in classrooms and ongoing communication with teachers and school personnel are welcomed and encouraged.  Teachers in grade level and/or subject area teams work closely side-by-side in their planning, decision-making, implementation, and assessment.  Together, we nurture our greatest natural resource – our children.

Growing Every Heart and Mind

The District 35 curriculum is broadly based, reflecting an interest in the academic, social, emotional, artistic, and physical development of children. Problem-solving and decision-making are encouraged through the curriculum and informal situations, such as recess or class meetings in the lower grades and integrated activities at the upper levels.