About East Moline School District #37
District Enrollments (2015-2016)
Bowlesburg Elementary (K-4) ...................382
Hillcrest Elementary (K-4) ..........................365
Ridgewood Elementary (K-4) .....................472
Wells Elementary (PreK-4) .........................478
Glenview Middle School (Gr. 5-8) .............1133
Total District Enrollment ............................2830
Board of Education:
The Board of Education consists of seven members who establish district policies. The members are elected At-Large from the community to serve without pay for four-year terms. Meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and are held on a rotating schedule at each of the district school sites throughout the school year. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Monday each month at 6:30 p.m.
District #37 administers a standardized achievement test- the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) each Spring to students in grades 3-8. An ability test (CogAT) is administered to students in grades 2, 4, and 6 each Fall.
- Up-dated curricula and textbooks
- Special teachers for music and physical education (Gr. 1-8)
- Computer Education and computer assisted instructional programs (Gr. K-8)
- Programs for gifted and talented students (Gr. 1-8)
- Special education services in every school
- Member of the Black Hawk Area Special Education District (BHASED)
- English as a Second Language & Bilingual Programs
- Supplemental Reading Programs in all schools
- Pre-Kindergarten At-Risk Program
- After-School Reading Program for students in need of extra help (Gr 1-6)
- After-School Math/Science Program for students in need of enrichment (Gr 6-8)
- Speech and Language Therapy Services
- Nursing and Health Services Program
- District Psychologists
- District Social Workers
- District Police Liaison Officer based at the Middle School
- Counselors: Full time in all schools
- Intramural Programs (Gr. 5-8)
- Inter-school Athletic Programs (Gr. 7-8)
- Band, chorus, drama, newspaper and after-school clubs (grades 5-8)
- Instructional Teacher Aides
- Playground Aides
- Breakfast program in every school
- Hot lunch program in every school
- Transportation services provided district-wide
- Complete testing program including state and national normed standardized tests
- Safe/Attractive buildings with recent additions/renovations
- Before/After School Childcare Program provided by YMCA in all elementary schools
Parent and Community Involvement:
Active PTA groups cooperate and work closely with school staffs for better schools and donate generously for school programs and equipment.
Band and Choral Parent Groups
Band and Choral Parent groups provide assistance for students in the band and choral programs by facilitating fund raising, transportation to competitions, and moral support.
District Leadership Team (DLT)
This committee consists of representatives of the Board of Education, administration, certified staff, classified staff, parents, and the community. The purpose of the DLT is to provide leadership for facilitating positive change related to teaching and learning.
Numerous school/business partnerships exist between the district and/or individual schools and community businesses. Major partnerships exist between the district and LinguiSystems, a national publisher of educational materials; and Case IH, a manufacturer of farm implement machinery. All schools within the school district are involved with Junior Achievement programs, which provide contact with over seventy-five loaned executives from twenty-four businesses in the Quad Cities.
United Township Area Schools Foundation
District #37 is a member of this foundation, which provides funds for the betterment of the area school districts.
Community and Civic Support
The East Moline community hosts a wide variety of community and civic groups that have historically supported educational endeavors of the district schools. Community voters approved a $7.5 million building bond referendum in March, 2000, to provide building additions and renovations