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Orchard Place Elementary School
2727 Maple St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Orchard Place Elementary School has the distinction of being around longer than the city of Des Plaines has. OriginallyMore part of the farming community of Orchard Place, this school serves grades kindergarten through 5th. The school is a part of District 62, which is also located in Des Plaines.
Board of Education for District 62
777 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Des Plaines School District 62 is made up of eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one year-round school. TheMore Board of Education for District 62 consists of seven members who are volunteers and elected to rotate four-year terms. Elections are held every two years, with Brenda Murphy as the current president. The Board is responsible for enforcing school board policies, including setting and monitoring goals, student performance monitoring and managing district finances.
South Elementary School Des Plaines
1535 Everett Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018
South Elementary is part of Community Consolidated School District 62 and has served the Des Plaines community for moreMore than eight decades. Its has classes for preschool through 5th grade.
North Elementary School
1789 Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
North School, founded in 1952, serves students in grades K-5 and is part of District 62. The culturally diverse schoolMore has grown over the years and now boasts 525 students. The school strives to prepare all children to be the best that they can be and stresses parental involvement. 
Algonquin Middle School
767 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Algonquin Middle School is part of District 62 and shares a campus with Forest Elementary School and the administrationMore center. It offers drama, music, computer and physical education classes, among others, as well as general education courses.
Cumberland Elementary School
700 E Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Cumberland Elementary School, established in 1954, is part of School District 62 and shares a campus with ChippewaMore Middle School on 23 acres of land.  Enrolling approximately 350 total students from preschool to the 5th grade, Cumberland also provides preschool and kindergarten programs for students with special learning needs. Employing research-based practices, Cumberland offers more than general education in the forms of music, drama, art and physical education. The school is undergoing a continuing, complete renovation in 2010.
The Spark Program
735 S Westgate Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
The Spark Program is a preschool and daycare center located at Terrace Elementary School and managed by SchoolMore District 62. The Spark Program prepares children for kindergarten, ensuring a successful start to each child's educational career. The Program runs throughout the regular school year and the facility is used as a summer camp during vacation. Spark has also recently been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for its accomplishments. Some activities include social studies, personal and social skills, dramatic play, math and science, motor skills, the arts and creative expression, language and literacy and problem solving.