DuPage County IL Department of Education

Find DuPage County, Illinois departments of education (DOE) and boards of education. Departments of education provide information on K-12 schools, secondary education and high school, and higher education including colleges and universities.

Bellwood Department of Education 228 Vernon Avenue Wheaton IL 60187 708-531-5960

Campbell Department of Education 280 6th Street Downers Grove IL 60515 708-485-0606

Downers Grove WI Department of Education 1435 Prairie Avenue Downers Grove IL 60515 715-394-8700

Hinsdale Elementary Department of Education 100 South Garfield Street Hinsdale IL 60521 630-887-1884

La Grange Department of Education 170 Wendover Court Bloomingdale IL 60108 708-482-2700

Pre Department of Education 710 Locust Lane Roselle IL 60172 256-442-6575

Public La Grange Department of Education Stanhope Drive Willowbrook IL 60527 708-246-3085

Richmond Hts Department of Education 1514 South Main Street Lombard IL 60148 216-692-8485

About DuPage County Departments of Education

The DuPage County Department of Education is an Illinois state or federal agency whose mission is to provide leadership, develop policy, and disseminate funding, information, and other resources in support of student achievement in DuPage County, IL. While the missions of Illinois Departments of Education are similar to the federal Department of Education, state Departments of Education play a substantially different role in achieving their missions.

You may contact the Department of Education for questions about:
  • DuPage County public school system
  • Public school education programs
  • DuPage County school districts
  • Student loans and financial aid
  • School curriculum and tests
  • DuPage County school superintendents
US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is a cabinet-level department headed by the Secretary of Education. Unlike most Illinois Departments of Education, the scope of the U.S. Department of Education extends beyond DuPage County secondary school to include post-secondary education. It primarily influences education at the Illinois and local DuPage County level through the distribution of grants and by setting the conditions and requirements to qualify for federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education awards education block grants to states without an application process, which are based on student demographic and other factors. The largest of these grant programs are Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Education Grants

The U.S. Department of Education also awards competitive grants in DuPage County. Examples of these grants include the School Improvement Grants program, which helps states turn around their most underperforming schools, and the Teacher Incentive Fund, which helps DuPage County school districts develop performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems. The U.S. Department of Education supports post-secondary education primarily through the Pell Grant program, a tuition assistance initiative for low-income students in DuPage County.

Illinois Department of Education

The Illinois Department of Education is responsible for distributing federal education funds and state aid to local DuPage County school districts, serving as the administrative arm of the State Board of Education, managing technical high school systems, and operating schools for the blind, deaf, and disabled. Performance standards, curriculum requirements, and assessment requirements for DuPage County school districts are defined at the state level through the Illinois Board of Education. Illinois also accredits local districts and approves courses and professional programs for teachers and school administrators in DuPage County.