River Grove District 85.5
River Grove, IL



Position Available:
Superintendent of Schools
River Grove District 85.5


2650 N. Thatcher Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171


Communities Served:
Portions of River Grove, IL


Hold or be eligible for the Illinois Superintendent’s Endorsement
Successful and significant administrative experience


Advisor Assisting the Board:
Dr. Kathryn Robbins



  • The district offers progressive academic programs and a wide variety of co-curricular activities to meet the needs and interests of all students
  • The district is financially sound
  • The district enjoys strong stakeholder support
  • The district has 1:1 Chromebook in 3rd– 8th grade and significant technology available for grades K-2nd
  • Considerable facilities improvements have been made in the past 3 years.
  • An active River Grove School Education Foundation funds classroom grants
  • The district has a stable, well-functioning Board of Education
  • River Grove is a community of 10,000 people located in west Cook County approximately 15 miles west of downtown Chicago


Fast Facts:

  • Nearly 700 students, K-8
  • 50% Caucasian, 45% Hispanic, 2% Black, 68% Low Income, 24% ELL, 12% IEP, 10% Mobility
  • One building, River Grove Elementary School


2015-2016 Budget
Total Budget: $7.2 million


Union Affiliation:       
Certified staff members are represented by the IEA/NEA.


Teachers’ Contract Status:     
The teachers’ contract is in the first year of a four-year contract.


Salary Offered:
Regionally Competitive


District Website:


Search Calendar: (The Board reserves the right to extend all dates.)

  • Accepting Applications Through: March 1, 2017
  • Names of Selected Candidates Taken to the Board: March 14, 2017
  • Superintendent Named: April 11, 2017
  • Superintendent Start: July 1, 2017


Application Process:

  • Apply for the position through this Website if you are interested in this position.
  • Please submit the required credentials through this Website.