Community Schools & Education

Feel Safe in Finding the Right School
Education is one of a community’s most valuable assets and of foremost concern for prospective home-buyers with children or looking to start a family. Westmont offers a variety choices for public education at the primary, middle, and secondary level. With different, local, public options, you can feel safe in finding school environment that you as a parent feel is conducive to your child’s education and future opportunities.

School Districts & Statistics
The school districts serving Westmont are regionally recognized and among Chicagoland’s top ranked. In comparison to peer institutions in DuPage’s western townships, each of the High Schools Districts serving are each strong options. Area students are served by:
  • Downers Grove District 99
  • Hinsdale Central
  • Westmont High School
Each district invests more in instructional expenses than local counterparts. Each have high 4-year graduation rates, over 95% respectively, compared to the state average of 83%.

In addition, Westmont’s high schools, as well as it’s 3 elementary and 1 middle school, all exceeded PSAE and ISAT state standards during the 2013-2014 school year.

About the Maercker District
Maercker School District 60 has been the recipient of the School Search Bright Red Apple Award multiple times, including 2013, and received Financial Recognition from the State of Illinois. Students are fully prepared for advanced course options at area high schools. The district is committed to providing small class sizes, and offers a Spanish Bilingual Program at K-5. Students have access to multiple extra-curricular activities, including 11 clubs at Maercker Intermediate School, and 18 clubs and 18 sports for boys and girls at Westview Hills Middle School.  

High Schools
Prospective Westmont residents can choose 1 of 4 high schools that serve the community. Though varying in size and environment, each provide college preparatory curricula and boast high college matriculation rates.

Small Size High School
Westmont High School, with an enrollment of under 500 students, offers smaller class sizes and personal instruction for students who prefer a wider rage of participation and leadership opportunities in a small-school setting along with many of the opportunities and resources of a larger school.

Medium Size High Schools
Downers Grove District High Schools (North and South) are medium size high schools with residential boundaries in Westmont. During the past year, over 200 district students were named Illinois State Scholars, a prestigious recognition of academic achievement.

Larger High Schools
Hinsdale, District 86, Central, and South are among the larger high schools in the Chicagoland-area with an enrollment of nearly 3,000, Hinsdale Central has a robust curriculum of close to 300 courses, over 50 extracurricular clubs and activities and 28 interscholastic sports teams.