From the Principal

imgresWelcome to Avoca West: A Learning Community as Unique as Each Learner We Servel!

The boundaries of Avoca School District #37 include sections of Glenview, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka. Currently we serve just over 400 kindergarten through 5th grade students. You’ll find that Avoca West offers a unique educational experience designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all of our students. We live our mission statement of maximizing the unique potential of each child we serve every day! Immediately upon entering the doors of our school, visitors often comment on the warm, student-centered feel of the building. They notice the laughter, the smiling faces and the positive energy that characterizes the students and staff. I feel so fortunate to serve as the leader of such a talented staff, and an invested, passionate learning community that is Avoca West! 
Much of that excitement is generated by the dynamic master schedule which provides many opportunities for our students to develop their talents and explore new areas of interest. Besides the core academic subjects, each week Avoca West students participate in Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Art, Technology, Science Lab, Literacy Enrichment and Social Emotional classes.
While the students are enjoying their enrichment classes, our teachers meet with their teams, the principal, other teachers and representatives of the pupil services department in order to plan units, lessons, strategies and other activities to meet the needs of ALL of our diverse learners. The Professional Learning Communities model which we employ is a significant factor in our outstanding academic success.
Each year our diverse student body ranks extremely high on the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT), a testament to the rigor of our curriculum as well as the hard work and effort of our students, staff and parents.
Thank you for taking the time to take a learn more about our wonderful learning community that is Avoca West. If you find you still have questions, please feel free to contact me at

Mrs. Jessica Hutchison

Avoca West Elementary School
235 Beech Drive
Glenview, IL 60025

847-724-6800 ph
847-724-7323 fax