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About D140

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Kirby School District 140 encompasses approximately 12 square miles of the Chicago suburban towns of Tinley Park, Orland Hills, and Orland Park, Illinois. Our District includes two middle schools and five elementary schools and serves more than 3,500 students in preschool through eighth grade.  KSD 140 employs approximately 600 full and part-time individuals to complete its mission to prepare students to be successful for life.

We believe in providing our KSD 140 community with an exemplary educational system that inspires all learners to achieve excellence.  We provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment that encourages a lifelong love of learning, a commitment to good character, and a dedication to service.

KSD 140 Schools

John A. Bannes Elementary School (grades Preschool-5), Fernway Park Elementary School (grades Preschool-5), Helen Keller Elementary School (grades Preschool-5), Christa McAuliffe Elementary School (grades Preschool-5), Millennium Elementary School (grades Preschool-5), Virgil I. Grissom Middle School (grades 6-8), and Prairie View Middle School (grades 6-8).

Financial Stewardship

Our efficient and effective use of state and local funding has earned us the highest financial rating from the State of Illinois.  Currently, over 80 % of the District’s total budget is spent on instruction and instructional support.

Athletics and Activities

A member of the Southwest Interscholastic Conference (SWIC), Kirby School District 140 offers many competitive activities, including softball, cross country, basketball, volleyball, track, soccer, cheerleading, Mathletes, Declamation, Band, and Chorus.  Additionally, we offer students more than 50 different clubs and co-curricular activities throughout the school year.

Service Learning

Kirby School District 140 integrates meaningful community service with instruction to enrich our student’s learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen community ties.

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