Naperville

Naperville residents are passionate about their community. Anywhere you look in Naperville, you can see the fruits of that enthusiasm. Whether it’s the spectacular Riverwalk, top ranked schools, award-winning city services or cultural assets, you know that behind it were thousands of people, armed with devotion to their community and a powerful desire to enrich it.

Perhaps that’s why Naperville is one of the fastest growing cities in the country; or why, in 1997, Naperville was voted the most “Kid Friendly” Town in the US by Zero Population Growth; or why dozens of cutting-edge corporations have made their headquarters in Naperville. Its the people and their passion that make Naperville an unbeatable place to live, work, and raise a family.

A trading region for more than 100 years, Naperville’s earliest settlers brought with them plenty of determination. In 1831, Captain Joseph Naper, his brother, John, and their families were among the first to settle in Naperville along the banks of the DuPage River. Among the many new homes being built throughout the settlement, Joseph and John Naper built a trading house, school, sawmill and gristmill. By 1835, Naperville was a flourishing village situated at the crossroads of two critical thoroughfares: one stretching from Chicago to the Mississippi River town of Galena, and the other from Chicago to the state capitol which was, at that time, Vandalia. By 1839, DuPage County was established, named for a famous French trader who settled in the area. Naperville was named as county seat: however, that honor was lost to Wheaton several years later. In 1864, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroads were built through the town, all but securing the settlement a prominent economic role in the area.

Since then, Naperville continued to prosper and grow, albeit at a much slower pace than modern citizens may remember. It took almost 100 years for Naperville’s population to reach its 1960 population of 13,000, but it only took 40 years from that point for it to reach the current population of more than 125,000. Location has always been instrumental in Naperville’s growth and success. From its early settlement on the DuPage River to its location along those two critical thoroughfares and on the rail lines, you could say Naperville has always been at the right place at the right time. It’s still true today. Naperville is located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago. In commuter terms, that means an easy car trip or convenient ride on the METRA train. Naperville offers extremely easy access to major highways, including both I-88 and I-55, and is an easy drive to Chicago’s major airports, Midway and O’Hare International.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Arlene Welch Elementary School 2620 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-7200 Elementary Schools
Beebe Elementary School 110 E 11th Ave, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 420-6332 Elementary Schools
Brookdale Elementary School 1200 Redfield Rd, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 428-6800 Elementary Schools
Ellsworth Elementary School 145 N Sleight St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6338 Elementary Schools
Elmwood Elementary School 1024 Magnolia Ln, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6341 Elementary Schools
Highlands Elementary School 525 S Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6335 Elementary Schools
Kendall Elementary School 2408 Meadow Lake Dr, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-7100 Elementary Schools
Kingsley Elementary School 2403 Kingsley Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-3208 Elementary Schools
Longwood Elementary School 30w240 Bruce Ln, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 428-6789 Elementary Schools
Maplebrook Elementary School 1630 Warbler Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-6381 Elementary Schools
Mary Lou Cowlishaw Elementary 1212 Sanctuary Ln, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 428-6100 Elementary Schools
May Watts Elementary School 800 S Whispering Hills Dr, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 428-6700 Elementary Schools
Meadow Glens Elementary School 1150 Muirhead Ave, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-3200 Elementary Schools
Mill Street Elementary School 1300 N Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 420-6353 Elementary Schools
Naper Elementary School 39 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6345 Elementary Schools
Patterson Elementary School 3731 Lawrence Dr, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-6500 Elementary Schools
Prairie Elementary School 500 S Charles Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6348 Elementary Schools
Ranch View Elementary School 1651 Ranchview Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-6575 Elementary Schools
River Woods Elementary School 2607 River Woods Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-6630 Elementary Schools
Robert E Clow Elementary Schl 1301 Springdale Cir, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-6060 Elementary Schools
Scott Elementary School 500 Warwick Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-6477 Elementary Schools
Spring Brook Elementary School 2700 Seiler Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 428-6600 Elementary Schools
Steeple Run Elementary School 6s151 Steeple Run Dr, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6385 Elementary Schools
V Blanche Graham Elementary 2315 High Meadow Rd, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-6900 Elementary Schools
Wheatland Elementary School 24024 103rd St, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-7250 Elementary Schools
White Eagle Elementary School 1585 White Eagle Dr, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 375-3600 Elementary Schools
Naperville Central High School 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6420 High Schools
Naperville North High School 899 N Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 420-6480 High Schools
Neuqua Valley High School 2360 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-6000 High Schools
Clifford Crone Middle School 2720 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-6400 Middle Schools
Gregory Gordon Middle School 2621 Springdale Cir, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 428-6300 Middle Schools
Jefferson Junior High School 1525 N Loomis St, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 420-6363 Middle Schools
Lincoln Junior High School 1320 Olympus Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-6370 Middle Schools
Madison Junior High School 1000 River Oak Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 420-6400 Middle Schools
Thayer J Hill Middle School 1836 Brookdale Rd, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 428-6200 Middle Schools
Washington Junior High School 201 N Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 420-6390 Middle Schools