About D140

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District Contact Information:

  • 16931 S. Grissom Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477
  • Phone: 708-532-6462
  • Fax: 708-532-8547

Hours of Operation:

  • School Year Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Summer Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
    (During the summer, we are closed for lunch from 12:00 -1:00 pm. Our offices are also closed on all Fridays in July and the first Friday in August.)

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.

Our Mission

The mission of Kirby School District 140 is to meet or exceed the needs of the whole student. Our goal as educators is to provide a secure, challenging, and nurturing climate which encourages excellence, self-respect, and fosters the belief that all children can and will learn. With a comprehensive curriculum, we intend to develop students who are life-long learners in an ever-changing technological world.

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).

Curriculum and Instruction

District 140 recognizes the responsibility of providing our students with the most current research and best practices available in the field of education. Our instruction is designed to provide all students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum and to ensure that every student has access to knowledge and skills that challenges him or her to reach mastery.

Character Education and Service Learning

We believe character education is a learning process that enables students to understand and act on core ethical values such as respect, caring, citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Kirby School District 140 integrates meaningful community service with instruction to enrich our student’s learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen community ties.

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.

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