The Arcola School District recently went through a year long planning process to set a new school district vision statement to also set five-year district strategic objectives/goals. At the school board meeting on September 11, 2019; the school board approved the strategic objectives. The Board went through the following process in establishing the district objectives/goals:

Step 1: Review of School District Vision Statement (goals/objectives must be aligned to the vision)

Arcola School District Vision Statement

Step 2: Review and Analysis of Available Data (Demographic, Student Achievement, Survey/Perception Data from All Stakeholder Group)

Step 3: Development of District Strategic Challenges (the items that should be addressed when planning for improvement) and Strategic Advantages (the items that should be built upon when planning)

The following were determined to be the district Strategic Challenges and Advantages

Advantages and Challenges

Step 4: Selection of Actual Objectives/Goals and Setting of Measurable Targets for Improvement - the targets is the level of performance that is to be achieved by the end of the 2021-2022 school year. The goals are also aligned to the strategic challenges and advantages identified above.

Arcola School District Strategic Objectives


Step 1 - The school district staff will now develop a district improvement plan designed to achieve the overall strategic goals. To do this, there will be annual achievement targets aligned to the 2021-2022 targets and improvement strategies that will be used to achieve the target. Below is the 2019-2020 District Improvement Plan:

2019-2020 District Improvement Plan

Step 2 - Both the elementary school and junior high/high school will then review building specific data, the district improvement plan, and then establish their building level targets and improvement strategies for 2018-2019. That is currently in process and will shared here when completed

Step 3: On-Going Review of Implementation during the Year

Step 4: Evaluation of Performance on 2019-2020 Targets

The school district maintains a District Scorecard that includes data points that align to the district goals.  The annual scorecard is updated once a year.  To access the scorecard, click on the link below:

The scorecard data is listed on t he District Improvement Plan

Step 5: Go Back to Step one in Annual Planning for the 2019-2020 School Year


In addition, the State Board of Illinois has published a new school report card this year. Below is the "At a Glance Report" for the Arcola District, Elementary School and High School or the 2020-2021 School Year. 

Arcola School District

Arcola Jr-Sr High School

Arcola Elementary School 

The district is also required to post information on testing required in the school district. Most testing is required by the State of Illinois. To see testing required annual click on the link below: