About our District

Community Consolidated School District 146 is a preK-grade 8 school district serving approximately 2,400 students. Located in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, students reside in the communities of Tinley Park, Oak Forest, and Orland Park. 

District 146 is comprised of Central Middle School, Fierke Education Center, Fulton School, Kruse Education Center, and Memorial School. We strive to create safe and secure learning environments for our students, staff, and families.

Mission Statement
Collaborating together to achieve high levels of learning and character development for every student.

Vision Statement
Learning for All

Guiding Principles
At District 146, We Believe:

  • All students are capable of high levels of learning.
  • People are our most valuable assets.
  • Collaboration, group learning, and shared decision making enhance our teaching and learning environment.
  • A diverse curriculum improves student learning and expands student experiences.
  • Technology use is an essential skill for enhancing student learning and growth.
  • Safety is a prerequisite for effective teaching and learning.
  • Positive student behavior improves the learning environment.
  • Small class sizes enhance the learning experience.
  • Diversity expands one’s worldview and enhances the education experience.
  • The distinct characteristics of our neighborhood schools provide value to students and honor community traditions.
  • Financial health and fiscal responsibility are fundamental to achieving our vision.

 District Goal Statements

  1. Enhance student growth and achievement.
  2. Nurture a safe, secure, and respectful environment for our students and employees.
  3. Augment the District’s sense of community with effective communication and collaboration.
  4. Align resources to support student learning.


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