Schools


Board of Education Office                                        

 

1702 North State St                                           (217) 324-2157

(217) 324-2158 fax                                                          

                            



Litchfield High School                                      

1705 North State St                                       

(217) 324-3955

(217) 324-5851 fax


Litchfield Middle School                                          

1701 North State St                                       

(217) 324-4668

(217) 324-5693 fax

Litchfield Middle School is located in Litchfield, Illinois with a city population of approximately 7,000 people. Litchfield is located at the Intersection of I-55 and Route 16 (exit 52) approximately 38 miles south of the Capitol City, Springfield and 52 miles from St. Louis, MO. Litchfield is located in Montgomery County. The Litchfield School District is comprised primarily of students living in Litchfield and rural Litchfield.

Litchfield Middle School has approximately 300 students in grades 6-8. The student racial structure is approximately 99.7% White, 1.7% Black, 0.3% Hispanic, 2.8% Asian Pacific/Islander, 0.6% Multi racial/Ethnic. The student low income rate is approximately 39.1%. The chronic truancy rate is 10.3%. The attendance rate is 95.1%. The mobility rate is 11.1%.

Litchfield Middle School has twenty regular education teachers and three special needs teachers. The average teaching experience in the district of Litchfield is 15 years and approximately 32.8% have a Master’s Degree or above. The average class size for Litchfield Middle school is 23.2 students.

There are multiple businesses in Litchfield both privately owned and corporate managed. Various community facilities may be accessed by the school when needed. The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has various programs for the district including Career Day used by the middle school. In addition, businesses “adopt” a class or grade to provide extra material and assistance to the teachers. The community has always been very supportive of the school district.

   

Regular Schedule 

First Bell (Reminder Bell)                               8:05 a.m.

First Period                                                  8:10 a.m. -   8:56 a.m.

Second Period                                             8:59 a.m. -   9:45 a.m.

Third Period                                                  9:48 a.m. - 10:34 a.m.

Fourth Period                                               10:37 a.m. - 11:23 a.m.

Lunch                                                           11:23 a.m. - 11:58 a.m.

Fifth Period                                                  12:01 p.m. - 12:47 p.m.

Sixth Period                                                 12:50 p.m. - 1:36 p.m.

Seventh Period                                             1:39 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Eighth Period                                               2:28 p.m. - 2:47 p.m.

Ninth Period                                                 2:47 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.              

 

Delayed Start Schedule 

First Period                                                  10:10 a.m. - 10:46 a.m.

Second Period                                             10:49 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Third Period                                                  11:28 a.m. - 12:04 p.m.

Lunch                                                           12:04 p.m. - 12:39 p.m.

Fourth Period                                               12:42 p.m. - 1:18 p.m.

Fifth Period                                                  1:21 p.m. - 1:57 p.m.

Sixth Period                                                 2:00 p.m. - 2:36 p.m.

Seventh Period                                             2:39 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

                                   



Ida J. Russell Elementary School                              

705 North Jefferson St                                  

(217) 324-4034

(217) 324-3977 fax


 

J.D. Colt Elementary School             

615 East Tyler Ave                            

(217) 324-3565

(217) 324-3703 fax

School Handbook



Madison Park Elementary School

800 North Chestnut St

(217) 324-2851

(217) 324-5562 fax

School Handbook

Building Information:

Madison Park building opens at 8:00 a.m.
Tardy bell rings at 8:20 a.m.
Kindergarten Lunch from 11:35-12:15
1st Grade Lunch from 11:45-12:25
Office phone:  (217) 324-2851
All visitors must first report to the office before going to any classroom.
Kindergarten

Upon arrival students go to the Cafeteria on Monday & Wednesday for their "Morning Meeting" with Mr. Favre.
Accelerated Reader Awards and Principal's Awards are given on Wednesdays.
Upon arrival students go to the North Playground on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday for recess.
If there is inclement weather students report to the main hallway to watch a video.
If a student plans to eat breakfast they should go to the Cafeteria upon arrival to eat breakfast, then either join the "Morning Meeting" with their classmates, go to recess, or to the hallway for a video.
First Grade

Upon arrival students go to the North Playground on Monday & Wednesday for recess.
If there is inclement weather students report to the main hallway to watch a video.
Upon arrival students go to the Cafeteria on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday for their "Morning Meeting" with Mr. Favre.
Accelerated Reader Awards and Principal's Awards are given on Fridays.
If a student plans to eat breakfast they should go to the Cafeteria upon arrival to eat breakfast, then either join the "Morning Meeting" with their classmates, go to recess, or the hallway for a video.
 Specials Classes

Students have the opportunity to receive P.E. instruction 3 days a week with a P.E. teacher.  Art and Music are also taught one day a week.


 In the Fall of 1995 Madison Park School became the Kindergarten/First Grade Attendance Center for Litchfield Community Schools.  At that time there were 6 sections of Kindergarten and 7 sections of First Grade with approximately 175 students at each grade level.

   The gradual reorganization of the elementary schools into Grade Level Attendance Centers resulted in more balanced class sizes as well as opportunities for teachers of the same grade level to work together by sharing ideas and teaching practices as well as by sharing materials and resources to benefit all students. 

   In 1989 the 6th grade classes in each of the elementary attendance centers were moved to the Litchfield Junior High building which was renamed Litchfield Middle School.  That same year the district made the move from half-day kindergarten to full-day kindergarten.  At this point each of the four attendance centers housed kindergarten through 5th grade. 

   In 1990 Ida J. Russell became the 5th grade attendance center, Sihler school became the 4th grade attendance center and Madison Park and J.D. Colt both housed kindergarten through 3rd grades.  This would remain the same for the next four years.

   In 1994 the kindergarten sections at J.D. Colt moved to Madison Park to join the other kindergarten sections and the 3rd grade sections at Madison Park moved to J.D. Colt to join the other 3rd grade sections. 

   Finally, in 1995, the 1st grade sections at J.D. Colt moved to Madison Park and the 2nd grade sections at Madison Park moved to J.D. Colt completing the mission. 

    J.D. Colt School became the 2nd and 3rd grade attendance center and Madison Park was now the Kindergarten and 1st grade attendance center. 

   Presently there are 5 sections of Kindergarten and 5 sections of First Grade.




Litchfield Pre K at G.A. Sihler

601 South State St

(217) 324-3514

(217) 324-2129 fax

About Our Program

 

LCUSD #12  offers a free  "at risk" early childhood program for qualified three and four year olds and their families. The program is specially funded to serve children residing in the Litchfield School District. To determine eligibility, teachers screen children in late Spring, early Fall, and as program openings become available.

Children attend a morning or afternoon ½ day session five days a week during the course of the school year.  AM and PM sessions are available.  Teachers use a play-based, child centered curriculum based on High Scope and guided by the Illinois Early Childhood Learning Standards.

Initial placements are made based on student need.  Students showing the most need based on scores from screening are placed first while other children remain on a wait list until openings are available.  Requests for specific sessions or teachers are considered, but are not guaranteed.

"At risk" early childhood program for qualified three and four year olds and their families. The program is specially funded to serve children residing in the Litchfield School District. To determine eligibility, teachers screen children in late Spring, early Fall, and as program openings become available.

Children attend a morning or afternoon ½ day session five days a week during the course of the school year.  AM and PM sessions are available.  Teachers use a play-based, child centered curriculum based on High Scope and guided by the Illinois Early Childhood Learning Standards.

Initial placements are made based on student need.  Students showing the most need based on scores from screening are placed first while other children remain on a wait list until openings are available.  Requests for specific sessions or teachers are considered, but are not guaranteed.


"The Fifth Ward School is what Madison Park was called when it was erected in 1888.  Not naming it after a person, but its location, the present school was built and ready to occupy in 1952.  This "new" modern building had many spacious rooms.  Outside could be found four walks leading to the school from each corner of the park and a working fountain surrounded by an iron railing.  The public used this park a great deal.  There were special bike races and ice cream socials and in 1930 the Avrmy camped on its grounds."

                                             -- Litchfield, Illinois:  Celebrating 150 Years (1853-2003)

    "Madison Park School, erected in 1888, served Fifth Ward with the first six grades until it was razed in 1952, to make way for the west wing of a most modern and adequately equipped school completed in 1953."

   "The portion of the new building already completed was in operation for school, September 1952.  This modern plant eventually will accommodate and house comfortably, a kindergarten, four self-contained primary classrooms, eight intermediate classrooms, an auditorium-playroom combined and an office.  Present faculty:  Frances A. Keese, principal, Faye Brandt, Lola M. Smithson, Camilla Singler, Ruth Bishop, Mabel Wilhite, and William G. Sielschott."

                                                --Litchfield Centennial, Inc.  100 Years *1853-1953*

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