Waukegan Community Unit School District 60

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Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 (also known as Waukegan Public Schools or District 60, WCUSD) is in Waukegan, Illinois, and serves Waukegan, Park City, and parts of Beach Park.[1] Total enrollment is approximately 16,000 in kindergarten through grade twelve. District 60 also provides pre-school and alternative education services.

Waukegan Public Schools is led by Superintendent Theresa Plascencia.[2] Administrative offices are at the Lincoln Center for Education.


District 60 operates 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, a high school (divided between two buildings), a kindergarten center, 1 pre-kindergarten site, and an alternative education center.

Elementary (K-5 and 1-5)[edit]

  • Carman-Buckner Elementary School
  • John S. Clark Elementary School
  • Clearview Elementary School
  • Andrew Cooke Magnet School
  • Glen Flora Elementary School
  • Glenwood Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Hyde Park Elementary School
  • Little Fort Elementary School
  • Lyon Magnet School
  • H. R. McCall Elementary School
  • North Elementary School
  • Oakdale Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary
  • Whittier School

Middle Schools (6-8)[edit]

  • Robert Abbott Middle School
  • Jack Benny Middle School - named for comedian Jack Benny (1894-1974)
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Miguel Juarez Middle School - formerly East Middle School
  • Daniel Webster Middle School

High School (9-12)[edit]

Other Schools[edit]

  • Alternative Optional Education Center
  • EPIC Academy Preschool
  • North Shore Preschool
  • Shiloh Preschool

2014 Teachers Strike[edit]

On October 2nd, 2014. After months of negotiating between the WCUSD Teachers union and the School board, the teachers authorized a strike. At midnight October 2nd, the teachers were now on strike after failing to reach a deal.[3] Schools were closed during the strike, which lasted one month; classes resumed on Monday, November 3.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Lake County, IL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Office of Superintendent."
  3. ^ http://www.wps60.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=411352&pageId=4190153
  4. ^ Sanchez Olson, Yadira (November 3, 2014). "Lots of hugs on Waukegan students’ first day back at school". Lake County News-Sun. Sun-Times Media, LLC. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 

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