About District 99

Igniting the Road to Excellence!

District 99 Mission

Our mission, in partnership with home and community, is to prepare all students to become life long learners, socially responsible citizens, and meaningful participants in a culturally diverse world by providing the necessary skills within schools that promote excellence, mutual respect, and the joy of learning.


District Logo

The District 99 pencil-torch logo was adopted in June of 2015. The symbolism of the logo represents the basic elements for excellence:

The Torch:Social Responsibility, Intelligence, Perseverance and Strength.

The Pencil: Creativity, Relevance, and Community.

The vision of the new logo was conceived by Superintendent Rudy Hernandez.
The logo was designed by Horacio Acevedo and Cristina LeaƱos.


District 99 is composed of 16 schools and range from Prekindergarten to 8th grade.


District 99 Serves Cicero residents in an area of approximately 6 square miles:
North boundary is Roosevelt Road; South boundary is Pershing Road;
East boundary is Cicero Avenue; West boundary in Lombard Avenue

Other Facilities

Administration Building, 5110 West 24th Street, Cicero, IL; Transportation Center, 1942 South Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL; Service Center, 5835 West Roosevelt Road, Cicero, IL


722 Teachers

Student Population

13,304 Students
93% Low-Income Students
53% English Learners
11% Students with Disabilities
15% Mobility
95.8% Attendance Rate
Average Class Size: 22.7


Instructional Expenditures Per Pupil: $5,195
Operational Expenditures Per Pupil: $9,506
Approximately 22.3% revenue from
local property taxes and other local funding.


Full-time: 1,276
Part-time: 429

District Motto

Igniting the Road to Excellence

District 99 Attendance Map