Illinois 5Essentials Survey now open: Parent/guardian participation strongly encouraged

District 88 parents/guardians are invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, which is now open!

This research-based survey helps identify strengths and areas for improvement in a school’s learning environment and provides stakeholders with a voice in improving their schools. The survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success. Those are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction

District 88 truly values receiving feedback, and no individual survey response will be shared. The goal is to gather a variety of input to ensure the district continues to accomplish its Mission and Vision.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the survey before the March 29 deadline. To take the survey in English or in Spanish, go to

District 88 staff members received an e-mail with details to take the survey, and students took the survey at school.