St. Charles CUSD 303
201 South 7th Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

331-228-2000Main Number
331-228-2001Fax Number

Administration Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Paul Gordon, Superintendent


District 303 Overview

Community Unit School District 303 is a high-achieving, Pre K-12 system covering 57.4 square miles in the picturesque Fox River Valley, 40 miles west of Chicago. District 303 serves about 12,000 Pre K-12 students from the City of St. Charles and portions of West Chicago, South Elgin, Wayne, Campton Hills, Wasco, Elburn, and unincorporated Kane County.


When formal school districts were originally created in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they were usually drawn along township boundaries. However, legislation was passed in 1946-47 that encouraged school districts to consolidate.

Community Unit School District 303 was born in 1949 when, through a referendum, voters approved consolidating High School District 150, Elementary District 87 and Little Woods District 79.

People served by the Wasco two-year high school program voted in 1950 to consolidate with District 303 after another change in state law eliminated two-year high schools.


The district operates 12 elementary school buildings, including one early childhood center, one primary school (K-2), one intermediate school (3-5), two middle schools, two high schools and Compass Academy.


Community life in the area of District 303 is enhanced by the presence of great schools and 54 park sites with settings for tennis, swimming, walking, running, bicycling, boating, canoeing, picnicking, soccer, baseball, softball, football, and more.

There are four golf courses within the community and a dozen more in the adjacent towns. The community is also home to the Q Center, DuKane Corp., Smithfield, Nidec Mobility, RR Donnelley, and the historic Hotel Baker.

Numerous higher education opportunities exist right at District 303's doorstep:

District 303's closeness to Chicago affords its residents easy access to all the advantages of living in the metropolitan area. The cultural, sport, shopping and scenic attractions of Chicago are all within an hour of our community.