It is the mission of the education family of Lansing District 158 to provide students with a core knowledge and basic skills; and to challenge them to build character so that their lives will be productive and purposeful in a culturally diverse and competitive society.
About the District
Lansing Elementary School District 158 has approximately 2500 students in Pre-K through 8th grade. The district covers an area approximately 5 square miles The Little Calumet River and Interstate 80/94 west of Torrence Avenue serve as the northern border with 186th Street as the southern border. The Illinois-Indiana State Line is the eastern border with Stoney Island and Torrrence Avenue north of 80/94 serving as the western border. All of the district's five schools and the Administrative Center are located in neighborhood settings. The three K-5 grade schools and the PreK-1 grade primary center are situated in the four quadrants of the village surrounded by the centrally located 6-8 grade middle school.
About the Village of Lansing
The Village of Lansing is located on the Illinois-Indiana state line about 25 minutes south of Chicago. The village currently has over 28,000 residents. It is a community with a small town atmosphere, yet is only minutes away from the cultural, entertainment and shopping opportunities in nearby Chicago. The Lan-Oak Park District maintains 20 well equipped parks located throughout the community and the Eisenhower Fitness Center, a year-round indoor recreation facility. Lansing is currently the home of 21 different churches representing most major denominations. A village sponsored youth center is committed to providing opportunities for Lansing youth in grades 6-12 to socialize in a fun, safe and positive environment. The Lansing Police and Fire Departments, both well staffed forces, provide for the community's safety.