Notice to Bids

The Board of Education of Scales Mound CUSD #211, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, will receive sealed bids for the purchase of new phone system for the district.       Bids will be received at the Scales Mound CUSD #211 Superintendent's Office, 210 Main Street, Scales Mound, Illinois, 61075, not later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2015, and will be considered at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on August 17, 2015 at 7:00.

Specifications may be secured at the Scales Mound CUSD #211 Superintendent's Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (815-845-2215) or on the School District website­

Any and all exceptions to the specifications must be noted and thoroughly explained in the bid proposal. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the bid for non-compliance. These specifications must be returned with the bid proposal

The Scales Mound CUSD #211 Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waives any or all technicalities.
Phone bid specs.pdf


America’s Best High Schools

Scales Mound School has been recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools.  Analysis is based on: standardized test performance; proficiency rates of all students, including the least advantaged; and challenging college-ready curriculum.  While earning this prestigious award once again is a distinguished accomplishment in itself, it only adds to an already outstanding list of awards that Scales Mound School has earned at the State and National level throughout the last decade.  They include:

  • The Chicago Sun Times named Scales Mound High School as one of the top 50 schools in the State
  • The Illinois State Board of Education recognized Scales Mound Elementary School on the Illinois Academic Honor Roll
  • The Illinois State Board of Education recognized Scales Mound Junior High School on the Illinois Academic Honor Roll
  • School Search has awarded our schools the “Bright Red Apple Award” for excellence.

Congratulations to all Scales Mound School students, parents, staff, and community on their continued academic success and for earning this prestigious award.  We are truly blessed to have such great students, a conscientious staff and supportive community to help continue this established tradition of excellence.
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Scales Mound Has a New Foundation

There is a new foundation in Scales Mound. The purpose of the Scales Mound Community Foundation is to provide, accept, and disburse contributions, gifts, and bequests from individuals, groups, and businesses to support Scales Mound School District students, the Scales Mound School, and the town of Scales Mound.               

The Foundation recently held an organizational meeting when bylaws were adopted and officers were elected.  Bill Wubben was elected Chairman, Leslie Lange was named Vice Chairman, Melisa Hammer will serve as Secretary, and Ed Konar as Treasurer. Other members are Keri Werner and David Winter.

David Winter stated,” "We hope the Scales Mound Community Foundation provides an avenue for those who wish to enhance our students’ education and/or improve the community we live in."

Left to Right: Leslie Lange, Keri Werner, David
Winter, Bill Wubben, Ed Konar, and Melissa Hammer.

New fence art can be seen in right field of the softball field. This is another great addition to our school community that promotes school spirit and pride. Thank you to the following organizations for making it possible to have this addition: Scales Mound School Student Council, Scales Mound PTO, SMASH, and the Scales Mound Rec Association. Another thank you to those who helped put in the new fence art; Mrs. Werner, Mr. Brenden Werner, Señor Ernst, Jenna and Josie Korte, and Anniston Werner.

   IHSA CPR Video Training

State law requires the Illinois HIgh School Association to post a hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators training
video on its website. The law also requires the District to notify staff
members and parents/guardians about the video. You are encouraged
to view the video, which will take less than 15 minutes of your time,
at IHSA Sports Medicine CPR Training

2015- 2016 School Calendar
Please click the link
15 16 School Calendar.pdf

Scales Mound CUSD #211 is a Pre K-12 grade public school district 70 square miles in area, all of which is located in northern Jo Daviess County. The District is positioned approximately 25 miles east of Dubuque, Iowa and 80 miles southwest of Madison, Wisconsin. The areas making up the School District include the Village of Scales Mound, Apple Canyon Lake and the Galena 
Territory. Our enrollment is less than 300 students with an elementary class size average of less than 15 students per section and a pupil to teacher ratio of approximately 13 to 1. All Scales Mound Student are housed under a single school building. The district owns nor lease any other facilities. The District offers a rich curriculum and a number of co-curricular opportunities. Scales Mound students have traditionally scored well on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.  
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