Gurnee School District 56 - Digital Promise

Gurnee School District 56


Number of Students


Free and Reduced Lunch


Students with Access to High Speed Broadband


K-12 Students with Access to a Personal School-provided Device (1:1)

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Equipping students with iPads: Gurnee School District 56 has been identified as an Apple Distinguished Program.

Building digital curriculum partnerships: Strong partnerships with digital curriculum software companies enable the district to guide and direct the future development of their software products.

Providing innovative professional development: The district has experienced success in developing innovative professional development systems for teachers and staff, such as differentiation of professional development according to the competencies of the teacher, micro-credentialing, and the gamification of professional development as seen in the development of the D56 Tech Trek.

Assessing daily instruction with data analytics: The district is in the process of creating advanced data analytics to inform instruction on a daily basis through a partnership with the Northwest Evaluation Association; the growth target data received for each student is stored in a brand-new data warehouse system called Otus.

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