Welcome to Scales Mound Community Unit School District #211

Scales Mound CUSD #211 is a comprehensive school system that services students from preschool (PreK) to twelfth (12) grade.  The District is located in northern Jo Daviess County and is approximately 70 square miles in size.  Students come from the Village of Scales Mound, Apple Canyon Lake, and the Galena Territory.  Scales Mound Schools include a PreK-5 elementary school, 6-8 junior high school, and 9-12 high school all housed in one building located in Scales Mound.
The District has cooperative agreements with the Jo Daviess County Career Technical Academy and Northwest Special Education Cooperative.  The District offers a comprehensive, rich curriculum and numerous co-curricular opportunities.  High school students can enroll in dual credit courses through Highland Community College, advanced placement courses through the school curriculum and the Illinois Virtual School, and career technical courses at the CTE Academy.
The District offers students numerous extracurricular opportunities and participates in cooperative agreements with Benton School District, Wisconsin, for high school football and track and River Ridge CUSD #210 for golf, girls basketball, softball, and baseball.

Parent and Student Remote Learning Survey Links
Scales Mound CUSD #211 is assessing how we did during the Remote Learning Period from March 17, 2020, to May 22, 2020.  We need your help as we evaluate how things went and how we can improve the program if we had to continue it in the fall of 2020. 
Attached are links to three surveys from Scales Mound CUSD #211.  We will also have these links posted on our webpage for parents and students to access.

Parent Survey (Grades 3-12)

The first link is for all parent with students in grades 3-12.    Please click on the link right for information.   Parent Link

Parent/Student Survey (Grades PK-2)

The second link is for parents and students in grades PK-2. 
Please click on the link right for information  Parent Link for PK-2

Student Survey (Grades 3-12)

The third link is a survey for students in grades 3-12.
Please click on the link right for information   Student Link  

Prom has been cancelled


Miles and Minutes Kicks Off in Scales Mound


Have you found yourself spending more time exercising recently? Did you know your exercise time can help earn money for the school district by participating in the Miles and Minutes program sponsored by the Freeport Health Network? It doesn’t matter if you swim, run, do yoga or push a baby stroller. If you are exercising in some way--it counts!


The Scales Mound FFA is challenging our community to cover 70,000 miles during this promotion that lasts from June 1-August 30. Every minute you log (all exercise minutes are automatically converted to miles as a standard) improves the health of our community and puts our district in the running to earn up to $2000 from FHN at the end of the promotion. 


Simply go to the FHN website ( and enter your name, email and school district to get started. You can record your exercise daily, weekly or when you remember prior to September 13. Only the marketing department at FHN will see your participation level. You do not have to be from the Scales Mound district to participate. You can invite your friends and relatives from all over to join in the effort.

Please click on the link below to view the flier

2019-2020 School Calendar
Click on the link below for more information
School Final Calendar 1920.pdf


Website Disclaimer

Scales Mound School District #211 has made every effort to verify the accuracy of the information listed on the District's website. If you discover information or links that are inaccurate, please contact the District Office at 815-845-2215. Scales Mound School District #211 provides links to other websites as a convenience. Our District does not guarantee the accuracy or propriety of any information, services, or products contained in any website linked directly to ours. Reasonable efforts should be made by the user to verify information, services, or product offerings contained in any website. Scales Mound School District #211 also cautions users to be aware of and learn about the possibility of contracting computer viruses from downloading information from the Internet. 

The Regular School Phone number is 815-845-2215
If you need to contact us during school time
when there is a power outage,
or phone issue you may call 1-815-281-2332
The Office email address is

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2020 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.