Notice of the Budget Hearing

Scales Mound Community Unit District #211

The Scales Mound CUSD #211 Board of Education will hold the District’s Annual Budget Hearing on September 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the school library.  The Hearing will include an overview of the FY2016 Budget and an opportunity for the Board to hear public comments


Grandparent Helpers

If you are interested in volunteering some time in elementary classrooms, then becoming a grandparent helper is for you!! You would be asked to work with small groups of children to practice math facts, reinforce reading skills, and provide a listening ear for readers. Our program is usually one hour per week. If interested, contact the school at 815-845-2215


Yale University announces 2015 Yale Educator Award
Mr. Hesselbacher  Mr. Keith Hesselbacher of Scales Mound High School has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2015 Yale Educator Award.
Click on the link to read the letter:Yale Press Release.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.
US News


    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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