ALL ABOUT WALKER
WHO WE ARE
Walker School is an elementary education school located in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, and is part of District 181. Walker is the smallest school within the district consisting of approximately 270 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. There are six elementary schools and two middle schools within our district.
Students at Walker School would attend Clarendon Hills Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) before moving on to Hinsdale Central High School (District 86).
*Hinsdale Central is ranked in the top 10 schools in Illinois (according to U.S. News and World Report) in 2017.
Clarendon Hills is the ideal location for the family looking for a "small town" neighborhood. The city of Chicago is not too far away either. Our town is along the BNSF Railway (Metra) line and there are multiple options for driving to the city (I-290, I-55, I-294 to I-90/94). And we are conveniently located about 20-30 minutes from both Chicago airports (O'Hare and Midway).
Our town has a population of about 8,000 people with lots of families with children. This quaint village has a handful of boutique shops, a few wonderful restaurants, a hardware store, coffee shop, pizza parlour, various salons, and doctors offices. And we are not too far from a couple different shopping centers (Oakbrook Mall, Yorktown Mall, Whole Foods, Costco, Target, etc.).
During the summer on Wednesday evenings, the downtown area hosts "Dancin' In The Streets". There is a live band, food vendors, face painting, etc.
Each year on Fathers Day weekend in June, our town has "Daisy Days". Carnival rides, food vendors, face painters, animal shows, talent shows, live bands, etc., are set up in town for all to enjoy on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, people from all over gather for a 5K (with a Fun Run for kids).
And in early December, the town offers horse and carriage rides, tree lighting, ice sculpting, shopping, food vendors, etc. The perfect night to kick off the holiday season.
Every Thursday from early Summer to early Fall, a Farmers Market stops in town to offer freshly grown vegetables, homemade breads and pastries, and some fresh herbs and floral arrangements.
SCHOOLS IN THE AREA
Check out the Great Schools website to see information about public schools in the whole area. You can see rankings, school sizes, reviews, etc.