Mission and Vision

Welcome, Bienvenidos to Chicago Heights District 170!

Rethink, Reimagine, Rebuild


"It's not what yhou look at that matters; it's what you see." 

-Henry David Thoreau 

Within the next five years, Chicago Heights School District 170 will be ranked as one of the most diverse elementary school districts throughout the state of Illinois. It is our vision to offer advanced state-of-the-art education and technology learning programs that facilitate professional and life preparedness, ensuring our students have every opportunity to achieve success. We will leave no stone unturned, no child behind.


"Success is a journey, not a destination."

-Ben Sweetland

At Chicago Heights School District 170, our students are our primary focus. Providing a transparent connection between their programs of study to progressively and eventually prepare them for tangible opportunities in the labor makret is our mission.  In the 21st Century, the window to new and exciting opportunities is open; the road to get there presnts its own set of challenges, and as such, must be met with unwavering expectations to ensure we narrow the achievement gap.  It is our responsibility to provide a clear and concise navigable pathway leading to rewarding careers in the mainstream economy. Whether they have college aspirations or a desire for a career in a skilled trade, it is through this tenacity of purpose and quality of character that we will lead our students toward a brighter future. Working together as one formidable force, we will be exceptional. We will succeed!