Our Mission

  • Parkwood Vision

    Parkwood will inspire individuals to convert their dreams into realities. 

    Parkwood Mission

    To promote opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum potential in all aspects of life - academic, social-emotional, and physical, for the purpose of educating the whole child.

    • Utilize student and community assets to provide instruction

    • Support an inclusive environment to be culturally responsive 

    • Meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners in our school and community. 

    Leverage and bridge the assets with our educators, education support professionals, students, parents, and community leaders.

    Our StoryParkwood elementary students standing for the pledge

    Parkwood is a place that offers the safety and security that all children need to grow and succeed.  At Parkwood, all staff members work together to create a safe and nurturing environment, and we pride ourselves on being the recipient of a School District U-46 Safety Award.

    Parkwood focuses on both the academic and social-emotional support for all students. Staff engages in understanding and embracing diversity.  Using student learning styles, we engage in differentiation and flexible grouping as we adjust learning for all students.

    Students, parents, and staff support decision-making and guide focus on the extension of our school as a center of academic learning and problem solving through Restorative Practices. We are proud of the work we do to provide the best possible education for our students.

    Believing that all children will learn, we prepare our students to meet the challenges ahead through the pillars of GRIT – Perseverance, Resilience, Tenacity, Integrity, and Self-Confidence. Amazing things happen at Parkwood every single day!  


    Parkwood Pledge

    As a Parkwood Citizen, I will:

    Care for Self,

    Care for Others,

    Care for My School and

    Care for My Community…

    4 C’s. 

    Parkwood Elementary School serves more than 360 students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. We are a dual language school, serving the English and Spanish-speaking populations and encouraging our students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural.  

    Our regular school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.