Superintendent's Message

  • Dear District 47 Families and Community Members,


    On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to welcome you to the Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 website! The district website is continuously updated to provide news, information, and resources for our school community. I encourage you to bookmark it as well as your child(ren)'s school page for easy access to relevant information. For on-the-go access to district and school information, I encourage you to visit the IOS or Android app store and search "Crystal Lake Elem District 47" to find and download our district app. 


    District 47's educational programs include instruction in all core academic areas, as well as, art, band, STEM, learning center, and physical education at the elementary level and FAC and Spanish at the middle school level. Additional services are provided to students who are eligible for EL/bilingual and dual-language programs, special education, and extended curriculum programs 4-8. Additionally, there are numerous extracurricular activities and special events planned throughout the year to engage our students and families in the schools. We are also fortunate to have each of our buildings supported by robust Parent/Teacher Organizations/Associations (PTOs/PTAs). We encourage all parents to connect with and support your child(ren)'s PTO/PTA.


    If you have a question, suggestion, or concern related to the district's instructional programs, facilites, finances/budget, and/or operations, please contact me office at (815) 788-5012 or email me at


    Your Partner in Education,


    Kathy J. Hinz, Ed.D.