Indian Prairie School District 204

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Indian Prairie School District 204
780 Shoreline Drive
, Illinois, 60504
United States
District information
SuperintendentDr. Adrian Talley
Budget$394 Million
NCES District ID1741690[1]
Students and staff
Other information

Indian Prairie School District 204 (abbreviated IPSD) serves roughly 27,400 students from the Illinois communities of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville, in DuPage and Will counties.[2] Currently, one preschool, twenty-one elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools, and one alternative high school are in the district. There are thirty-one District 204 schools in Naperville and Aurora and one in Bolingbrook.


The district was formed in 1972 by the mergers of Wheatland Elementary District 40, Elementary District 90 and Indian Plains Elementary District 182. The district began as a Kindergarten-8th Grade (K-8) district, with its students attending Naperville Central High School for 9th Grade-12th Grade until Waubonsie Valley High School was constructed for District 204 and opened in 1975. The district opened eleven buildings during the 1990s, at all levels of primary and secondary education. Neuqua Valley High School was introduced to the district in 1997. Another two elementary buildings were opened in 2001-2002, another in 2007, and a third traditional high school, Metea Valley High School, opened in 2009, to relieve overpopulation of Neuqua Valley High School and Waubonsie Valley High School.


School's name School's namesake Location Mascot Principal Year Opened
Prairie Children's Preschool Aurora Sally Osborne 1998

Elementary schools[edit]

School's name School's namesake Location Mascot Principal Year Opened
Brookdale Elementary School Brookdale subdivision Naperville Bobcats Keely Schmid 1985
Brooks Elementary School Gwendolyn Brooks Aurora Tigers Terri Russell 1995
Builta Elementary School Wayne Builta, former teacher at Waubonsie Valley Bolingbrook Badgers Kim Stephens 1999
Clow Elementary School Robert E. Clow, school board president Naperville Cougars Katie Bennett 1979
Cowlishaw Elementary School Mary Lou Cowlishaw, retired member of the Illinois General Assembly Naperville Koalas Carlos Azcoitia 1997
Fry Elementary School Fry family, longtime residents of Will County, Illinois Naperville Foxes Laurel Hillman 2001
Georgetown Elementary School Georgetown subdivision Aurora Hawks Janan Szurek 1986
Gombert Elementary School Peter M. Gombert, former Associate Superintendent for Business Aurora Gators Jeremy Ricken 1998
Graham Elementary School V. Blanche Graham, former teacher and principal Naperville Falcons Claudette Walton 1996
Kendall Elementary School Oliver Julian Kendall, World War I casualty from Naperville Naperville Patriots Breah Jerger 1998
Longwood Elementary School Longwood subdivision Naperville Lions Tracey Rattner 1972
McCarty Elementary School McCarty Brothers (Founders of Aurora) Aurora Mustangs Kevin Schnable 1989
Owen Elementary School Owen Wavrinek, former School Board President [3] Naperville Owls Ken Bonomo 2002
Patterson Elementary School Patterson family, early settlers of Wheatland Township, Will County, Illinois. Naperville Prairie Dogs Michele Frost 1993
Peterson Elementary School Danielle Joy Peterson, a district graduate and former employee, now deceased Naperville Panthers Allison Landstrom 2007
Spring Brook Elementary School Spring Brook subdivision Naperville Huskies David Worst 1990
Steck Elementary School Reba O. Steck, former teacher Aurora Eagles Elizabeth Pohlmann 1992
May Watts Elementary School May Watts, environmental conservationist Naperville Wolverines Brian LeCrone 1989
Welch Elementary School Arlene Welch, former teacher Naperville White Tigers Sarah Nowak 1999
White Eagle Elementary School White Eagle subdivision Naperville Wolves Mary Howicz 1995
Young Elementary School Nancy Young, former librarian Aurora Dolphins Adrienne Morgan 1999

Middle schools[edit]

School's name School's namesake Location Mascot Principal Year opened
Crone Middle School Clifford Crone, former superintendent Naperville (originally in Neuqua Valley's current gold campus) Panthers Melissa Couch 1997 (original) 2003 (new)
Fischer Middle School Gregory Fischer, Educator Aurora (in the converted Gold Campus of Waubonsie) Falcons Jennifer Nonnemacher 2009
Granger Middle School Francis Granger, early resident of DuPage County, Illinois Aurora Grizzlies Allan Davenport 1993
Gregory Middle School Gordon Arthur Gregory, former school board president Naperville Pioneers Leslie Mitchell 1987
Hill Middle School Thayer J. Hill, first superintendent of IPSD 204. Naperville Trailblazers Michael Dutdut 1981
Scullen Middle School Thomas G. Scullen, former superintendent Naperville Sharks Scott Loughrige 2001
Still Middle School Jeffrey C. Still, former teacher at Waubonsie Valley and Granger Aurora Bulldogs Kimberly Cornish 1999

High schools[edit]

School's name School's namesake Location Mascot and Colors Principal Year opened
Gail McKinzie High School Gail McKinzie, former superintendent of IPSD 204 Naperville Hawks Green and Blue LaTanya Harris 2019
Waubonsie Valley High School Waubonsie, chief of the Des Plaines and Fox River Potawatomi Aurora Warriors Green and Gold Jason Stipp 1975
Neuqua Valley High School Neuqua, son of Waubonsie Naperville Wildcats Blue and Gold Lance Fuhrer 1997
Metea Valley High School Metea, chief of the Fort Wayne Potawatomi Aurora Mustangs Black and Gold Daniel DeBruycker 2009

Student Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Distribution[4]
White Asian Hispanic Black Multi-






40% 33% 12% 9% 5% 0% 0%






16% 12% 11% 1%

School Board[edit]

The Indian Prairie School District Board of Education consists of 7 members, each elected for a four-year term. Board members volunteer their time and are a combination of District 204 parents and residents. The Board's major function is to establish educational policies, goals, and objectives for the District.[5] The Board's mission is to inspire all students to achieve their greatest potential.[6]

Current School Board[5]
Member Biography Term


Laurie Donahue


Professionally, Donahue is a retired senior director in the telecom industry with over 35 years of experience. She obtained her Bachelor's in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Benedictine University. Donahue has resided in Naperville, IL for over 40 years. Her children also attended schools within the District. 2025
Mark Rising

(Vice President)

Professionally, Rising has over 20-years experience in IT consulting, sales management, and sales and account management in healthcare and legal technology fields. He has also been an active member of school and district parent organizations, such as the Indian Prairie Parents' Council and various PTAs. Rising obtained a Bachelor's degree in communications and marketing from University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. He has been a district resident since 1998 and currently lives in Aurora, IL. 2023
Susan Demming


Professionally, Demming has experience as a marketing and workforce development consultant, corporate marketing executive, and entrepreneur. She has also been an active member of the District 204 community, holding PTA positions and serving on the Districts' Citizens Communications Advisory Committee. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Rice University and an MBA in Marketing and Management from Columbia University. 2025
Allison Fosdick Professionally, Fosdick is an adjunct professor at Aurora University. She has also been an active community member, serving in many leadership roles, including president of the Spring Brook Elementary School PTA and vice president of the Orchestra Parents Association at Neuqua Valley High School. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Miami University and her MA from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, she has been a resident of Naperville for over 25 years. 2025
Natasha Grover Professionally, Grover has experience as an attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration and as an attorney for the Department of Children & Family Services and Immigrant Law Center. She currently has children attending schools within the District and one who recently graduated. She has also been an engaged District 204 volunteer. Grover obtained her Bachelor's degree from George Washington University and her law degree from American University Washington College of Law. 2023
Supna Jain Professionally, Jain is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Director of the Speaking Center at North Central College. She has been an active participant of various PTAs and on the District's Parent Diversity Advisory Council. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Communication from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, her MS in Communication from Illinois State University, and her law degree from DePaul University. Additionally, she has been a district resident for over 10 years. 2025
Justin Karubas Professionally, Karubas is an attorney at the Wheaton law firm of Rolewick & Gutzke. He has also been an active community member, serving as Director of the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, and member of the District's Donor Development Committee and At-Risk Committee. He has been a lifelong District 204 resident. 2023


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Indian Prairie CUSD 204". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Boundary Map" (PDF). Indian Prairie School District 204. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. ^ Owen Elementary School is the only elementary school in the district to use its namesake's first name (or the name of the subdivision the school was constructed in) for the building, rather than the last name.
  4. ^ a b "IPSD 204 Fast Facts". Indian Prairie School District 204. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Board Member Bios". Board of Education: Indian Prairie School District 204. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Board Mission". Board of Education Indian Prairie School District 204. Retrieved 10 October 2021.

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