About Us

     In 2003, Colchester and Northwestern School Districts consolidated to create the West Prairie Community Unit School District 103#.  The new district currently serves 600 students in four school settings.  Both South Elementary and the Middle School are in Colchester, Illinois.  West Prairie High School is located in Sciota, Illinois  and North Elementary can be found in Good Hope, Illinois.  Students from Blandinsville and Tennessee also attend schools in the West Prairie School District.

     West Prairie values the educational experiences provided in the rural school setting.  Academic offerings have deep foundations in agriculture, technology, STEM, social-emotional learning and restorative practices.  The West Prairie Board of Education has outlined a Vision and Mission for the school district.  Both are supported with Belief Statements and areas outlining the Priority Goals of the district.





Learning is a lifestyle.



To provide a quality education allowing all students to develop their fullest capabilities and contribute to the betterment of society.


Belief Statements

Rural education promotes unique learning experiences supporting community and heritage.

Positive collaboration between school, parents and community is an essential piece of the public school partnership.

Graduates will have the mindset and skills to support the pursuit of jobs, careers, continuing education and a life-style of learning.

Continuous improvement including data, feedback and customer-service supports decision-making.

Priority Goals

Student Learning

Support Systems



Community Engagement



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