The public schools serving our neighborhood are Whittier Primary School (K-4), Calvin Coolidge (5-8), and Peoria (Central) High School (9-12). Students in grades 5 – 8 meeting entrance criteria may choose to attend Washington Gifted School or Roosevelt Magnet School (Fine Arts Magnet). Peoria District 150 also has some fine Early Childhood Education programs for children ages 3 to 6. Even if you do not have children in our neighborhood schools, consider volunteering in one of the schools. Healthy public schools make healthy neighborhoods!

Early Childhood

Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center
800 W. Romeo B. Garrett
Full Day – Ages 3-6

STAR Program
Whittier Primary School
1619 W. Fredonia
Full day or half day – Ages 3-5

Volunteer Opportunities

Whittier Primary School (K-4)
1619 W. Fredonia

PTO meetings 6:30-7pm – 4th Mondays of the month

Volunteer opportunities:

  1. Help with newsletter
  2. Lunchroom duty
  3. Tutoring one on one
  4. Office help (answering phones, filing, updating emergency cards)
  5. Beautifying the school (outside/inside, bulletin boards, etc)
  6. Fundraising
  7. Yearbook
  8. Help produce classroom directory
  9. Lead a special activity/school club

Calvin Coolidge (middle school 5th – 8th grade)
2708 W. Rohmann

PTO meetings – 3rd Wednesday of the month

Peoria (Central) High School
1615 N. North St.


There are many private schools in Peoria, however, one within walking distance of our neighborhood is St. Mark’s Catholic School.