District 34 History

District 34 has a rich history as a high achieving school district that has provided a quality education for students with roots that stretch to the 1840s.

Since its was founded, this community has always supported education. As the community grew, school construction, staffing and quality programs became a priority. Glenview families were willing to invest in their children through volunteering in the schools, supporting the hiring of outstanding teachers and administrators and passing bond issues necessary to build schools.

In 2003, former teacher Mark Dlatt compiled a history of District 34. If you are interested in reading the publication, it is available as a PDF.

Facts and Figures


Total enrollment:
Approximately 4,869

Total schools:
8 (3 primary, 3 intermediate, 2 middle school)

Number of teachers:
Approximately 383 FTE (full time equivelants)

Total district land:
80 acres

Great News:

  • Moody’s continually assigns Glenview District 34 with Aaa status, the highest possible rating for municipal bond issuance and one of the strongest indicators of fiscal responsibility. 
  • Four of the district's eight schools are National Blue Ribbon Award winners, the highest honor a school can earn.
  • Henking School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003-04.
  • Lyon School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003-04.
  • Westbrook School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89 and again in 1997-98.
  • Springman Middle School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School 1987-88 and again in 2008-09.
  • Several of our staff have earned the prestigious National Board Certification.
  • There have been four teachers from District 34 to earn the Chicago-area Golden Apple Award: David Jones (Pleasant Ridge) in 2002; Chuck Sentell (Henking) in 1990; Scott Buzard (Springman) in 1989; and Jane Artabasy (Springman) in 1988. The award is a prestigious regional award honoring the top teachers in the metropolitan area.