McLean County Unit District No. 5

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McLean County Unit District No. 5
McLean County Unit 5 Logo.png
1809 W. Hovey Ave.
Normal, Illinois, McLean County, 61761
United States
Coordinates 40°30′09″N 89°01′17″W / 40.502434°N 89.021343°W / 40.502434; -89.021343 (District office)Coordinates: 40°30′09″N 89°01′17″W / 40.502434°N 89.021343°W / 40.502434; -89.021343 (District office)
District information
Type Public
Motto Working together for quality public education
Grades K to 12
Established May 8, 1948 (1948-May-08)
Superintendent Mark Daniel
Asst. Superintendent(s) Sandra Wilson
Schools 17 elementary schools
4 junior high schools
2 high schools
1 vocational school
Budget $147 million (2014−2015)
District ID 1728620[1]
Students and staff
Students 13,561 (2014−2015)
Staff 1,650
Other information

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.[2]

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[2] not in Bloomington Public Schools 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.[2] The two high schools are Normal Community High School and Normal Community West High School.


Elementary schools[edit]

  • Benjamin Elementary School
  • Brigham Elementary School
  • Carlock Elementary School
  • Cedar Ridge Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Fox Creek Elementary School
  • Glenn Elementary School
  • Grove Elementary School
  • Colene Hoose Elementary School
  • Hudson Elementary School
  • Northpoint Elementary School
  • Oakdale Elementary School
  • Parkside Elementary School
  • Pepper Ridge Elementary School
  • Prairieland Elementary School
  • Sugar Creek Elementary School
  • Towanda Elementary School

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Chiddix Junior High School
  • Evans Junior High School
  • Kingsley Junior High School
  • Parkside Junior High School

Kingsley Junior High School is a public school in Normal, Illinois that opened in 2003. It was used as Normal Community High School until they moved across town in 2003. The mascot is the Cavaliers and the school colors are orange and black.

They have won one state title in 8th Grade Volleyball in 2006 and the 2007 8th Grade Basketball team were the runners-up in the State Tournament. The 2008 8th Grade Girls Cross Country team also made it to State. The 2008 6th and 7th Grade Girls Basketball team were the runners-up in the State Tournament. In 2009 the 8th Grade Girls Basketball team placed 4th in state. Their cheerleading and poms team are well known as well. The poms team placed 7th in the nation after competing in Orlando, Florida for the U.D.A. National Championship 2010. In the 2010-2011 school year, Kingsley had their 8th grade boys baseball team get 3rd in state. The 7th grade girls basketball team won the state championship. Next to continue, the boys 7th grade basketball team also won the state title. Finally, the 8th grade boys basketball team won the state championship and gave Kingsley the record for most state championships in basketball for one year. In the 2011-2012 school season, the 7th grade girls basketball team won 2nd in the state tournament, and the 8th grade girls earned back to back state titles as the 2011 champions. The 8th grade boys have a chance for repeat titles as well, as they return to once again meet up with Bolingbrook Jane Adams for a repeat championship game match up to take home the 1st place title again. But now that the state championship is over, we can proudly announce that KJHS 8th grade boys basketball DID win 1st in the state.[citation needed]

Parkside Junior High[edit]

High schools[edit]

School Hours[edit]

Elementary Schools Regular Daily: 7:45 am to 2:30 pm Late Starts: 8:45 am to 2:30 pm

High Schools Regular Daily: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Late Starts: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Junior High Schools Regular Daily: 8:45 am to 3:45 pm Late Starts: 9:45 am to 3:45 pm