McLean County Unit District No. 5

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McLean County Unit District No. 5 (legally Community Unit School District No. 5, usually shortened to Unit 5) is a unit school district in McLean County, Illinois and a small portion of Woodford County, Illinois.[1]

A public election on 8 May 1948 created the school district. The district covers 11 congressional townships, including all of the communities of Carlock, Hudson, Normal, and Towanda. It also covers parts of Bloomington[1] not in Bloomington School District 87.

As of 2011, the district has around 13,000 students and 1,850 full- and part-time staff across 17 elementary, 4 junior high, and 2 high school buildings.[1] The two high schools are Normal Community High School and Normal Community West High School.


  • Benjamin Elementary
  • Brigham Elementary
  • Carlock Elementary
  • Cedar Ridge Elementary
  • Fairview Elementary
  • Fox Creek Elementary
  • Glenn Elementary
  • Grove Elementary
  • Colene Hoose Elementary
  • Hudson Elementary
  • Northpoint Elementary
  • Oakdale Elementary
  • Parkside Elementary
  • Pepper Ridge Elementary
  • Prairieland Elementary
  • Sugar Creek Elementary
  • Towanda Elementary
  • Chiddix Junior High (briefly closed in Spring 2012 due to asbestos, but re-opened in the fall)
  • George L. Evans Junior High
  • Parkside Junior High
  • Kingsley Junior High


  1. ^ a b c "Mclean County Unit 5". Normal, Illinois: McLean County Unit District No. 5. Retrieved 2014-02-27.