Mission Statement

Cultivate the unique potential of each student by providing a challenging, supportive, and inclusive environment.

About the District

Lansing Elementary School District 158 has approximately 2600 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. Our state-of-the-art schools are nestled among tree lined streets within quiet neighborhood settings. The three K-5 grade schools and the PreK-1 primary center are situated in the four quadrants of the Village of Lansing surrounding our centrally located 6-8 grade junior high school. Our district offers one-to-one computing, curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards, engaging STEM program at the junior high for all students, award winning band and choir program, fine arts program, and many extracurricular academic and sports programs.

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 well equipped parks located throughout the community and the Eisenhower Fitness Center, a year-round indoor recreation facility. Lansing is currently the home of approximately 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.