West Aurora School District 129

at 1877 W. Downer Place, Aurora, 60506 United States

A Tradition of Excellence, serving 12,638 children of Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery, Sugar Grove and Batavia.

West Aurora School District 129
1877 W. Downer Place
Aurora , IL 60506
United States
Contact Phone
P: (630) 301-5000


West Aurora Public School District 129 has a tradition in Aurora, Illinois going back to the 1860s. The West Side High School and East Side High Schools have played an annual football game against each other since 1893. Four of the current elementary buildings are reported to be four of the oldest still in use in Aurora and in Kane County. Mary Todd school was originally constructed as Oak Street school, on the ruins of a prior building, and was built by the WPA in the 1930s. Its interior still features WPA murals and sculpture. Joseph Freeman Elementary School was dedicated in 1928. Abraham Lincoln Elementary, originally the Lake Street School, and Nancy Hill Elementary, originally the Illinois Avenue School, are both over a century old. Two other school buildings exist on the historic sites of original school buildings. The original Montgomery Elementary School was built in 1891. The present Nicholson Elementary, itself built in the 1950s and 1960s, replaced the original Montgomery Elementary building on the same site. The original Galena Street School was built in 1895. It was renamed Greenman Elementary in 1915, and was replaced by a new building, constructed on an adjacent lot, in 2004.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:30- 16:00
  • Tuesdays: 07:30- 16:00
  • Wednesdays: 07:30- 16:00
  • Thursdays: 07:30- 16:00
  • Fridays: 07:30- 16:00

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Published on 2014-11-27 16:56:30 GMT

A live video webcast of the East Aurora vs. West Aurora game, Illinois’ longest-running high school football rivalry, begins at 7 p.m. Tonight, October 17. The link to the East/West co-production will be available at: http://www.highschoolcube.com/event/west-aurora-east-aurora-high-school-football-372614. Neal Ormond, the voice of the Blackhawks for the past 50 years, will co-announce the game with Bob Burnell, longtime East announcer, and Steve Solarz, a historian of the East/West sports rivalry. The game itself begins at 7:30 p.m.

Published on 2014-10-17 19:05:29 GMT

Do you have things around the house that you want to get rid of and donate??? The West Aurora High School Band Boosters invites you to attend their HUGE, indoor Garage Sale Fundraiser! The event will take place on Saturday, October 18th at West Aurora High School (1201 W. New York St.) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please enter at Door 22. All proceeds will benefit the West Aurora High School band program. Only cash will be accepted for sales. But first, we need your help for this event! Donations are needed for the garage sale! They will be accepted at West Aurora High School on Friday, October 17th at Door 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please come donate: • Furniture • Clothing • Household items • Books, toys & games • Tools and seasonal items Please no computers or other items needed for special disposal. Bags and boxes are also needed for purchases. The donation process is drive up and drop off and they will take it from there! A tax receipt letter will be given upon drop off. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at either date, please contact Aimee Becker at 630-740-0209 or at Aimee_becker@yahoo.com

Published on 2014-10-15 14:45:24 GMT

West Aurora Varsity Football team beat Waubonsie Valley 27-24 in double overtime!!! Way to go Blackhawks!! #westisbest

Published on 2014-10-11 03:29:35 GMT

District 129 School Board Approves New Building Administrator and Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. On June 15, 2015, District 129 School Board approved the appointments of a new building administrator and new head varsity boys basketball coach. The new appointments are Alicia Ropeter as a dean at West Aurora High School and Brian Johnson as a physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach at West Aurora High School. The appointments are for the 2015-2016 school year.

Published on 2015-06-16 00:46:22 GMT

Come Support the Varsity Girls Softball Team! Our West Aurora Conference Champion Girls Softball Team will play in the Regional Championship Game against Naperville North. The game will take place Saturday, May 30 at 11:00AM @ West Aurora.

Published on 2015-05-29 18:12:42 GMT

Good evening West Aurora families, Last night, a notification was sent out regarding a rumor that circulated through social media. District 129 collaborated with the Aurora Police Department to thoroughly investigate the rumors and their origin. The investigation ultimately concluded that West Aurora High School was under no threat. Classes were held as usual today. As a precaution, increased law enforcement was on campus throughout the day, and no concerns were reported or observed related to the rumors. As always, District 129 will continue to work closely with our police departments to monitor the safety of all of our school campuses. The safety of our students and staff is our primary concern and responsibility. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Dr. Jeff Craig Superintendent West Aurora School District 129

Published on 2015-11-18 00:01:32 GMT

No Credible Threat to West Aurora High School Good Evening, At the conclusion of the school day, we were notified about a potential threat to school security on Tuesday, November 17th. When we were notified about the potential threat, local law enforcement were immediately notified. After a thorough investigation into the possible threat, the Aurora Police Department has deemed the threat not-credible. School will be open tomorrow and will follow the normal bell schedule. School staff has been advised to remain diligent in following the established school security procedures. Staff and students are encouraged to report any unusual circumstances to school administration. Our number one priority is the safety of all our students and staff. As a precautionary measure, we will have extra police presence on campus throughout the day tomorrow. Thank you, West Aurora School District 129

Published on 2015-11-17 03:26:09 GMT

Happy Thursday! School buses in North Aurora may be running a little because of traffic. There are some power lines down which are affecting the traffic this morning.

Published on 2015-11-12 14:45:01 GMT

Congratulations Jordyn Poppen, All Area in the Daily Herald The Blackhawks rose to the top of the Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division, and this powerful outside hitter was one of the main reasons why. She blasted 257 kills and added 46 aces, 17 blocks and 73 digs. Planning to walk-on at Iowa. "Jordyn played a lot of off-season ball," West Aurora coach Kevin Mortlock said. "She had a good connection with (setter Kelly) Townsend. They found a rhythm in most matches. We look to her at the end of those games so we can pull forward. She does it for us. She'll find a way to break through the clutter and put the ball down. Jordyn was a phenomenal player for us."

Published on 2015-11-11 20:10:33 GMT

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country.

Published on 2015-11-11 17:15:34 GMT

West Aurora is excited to announce a pilot program to provide students in West Aurora Middle Schools transportation from afterschool activities. Please see the news section on any of the schools websites for further details on this great program.