district 66 Points of pride

School Report Card

In 2020, Elizabeth Ide Elementary School (PK-2) received an exemplary designation, while Prairieview Elementary (3-5) and Lakeview Jr. High (6-8) received commendable designations on their Illinois School Report Cards based on 2019 data.

District 66 Principal Award

Prairieview Principal, Mark Pagel, was named the 2021 Illinois Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association in March of 2022.

National History Day Awards

Lakeview Jr. High School was named the National History Day Illinois School of the Year for 2017. Seventh grade social studies teacher, Jake Little, was named 2018 James F. Harris History Teacher of the Year.

District 66 Teachers

Center Cass School District 66 has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1 and 73% of teachers have a master's degree or higher. District 66 has a 90% teacher retention rate.

Those who excel district winners Recognized by ISBE

Amy Burrows

Teacher of the Year

- Amy Burrows (7th Grade ELA Teacher at Lakeview

Kim Liles

Outstanding Administrator of the Year

- Kim Liles (Director of Teaching & Learning

Karen Roach

Most Outstanding Student Support Personnel

- Karen Roach (Social Worker at Prairieview)

Emily Crema

Mos Outstanding Early Educator

- Emily Crema (Social Worker at Elizabeth Ide

Stephanie Sorn

Most Outstanding Support Service Staff

- Stephanie Sorn

Ide Encore Team

Most Outstanding Team; Gina Hendron (library), Brian Kukulski (PE), Terry Smeltzer (art), Faye Lindsey (music)

- Elizabeth Ide Encore Team


Outstanding Community Mmebers

- Save 66

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