About District 53

Butler School District 53 operates two schools in Oak Brook, Illinois, a suburban community located approximately 15 miles west of Chicago. Nestled in between Oakbrook Center, thriving businesses, corporations and suburban homes, Butler School District 53 is home to more than 400 students at Brook Forest (grades K-5) and Butler Junior High (grades 6-8). The District also operates a pre-school for students aged 3-5 with identified disabilities in partnership with the Oak Brook Park District pre-school program.

District 53 is a learning community that honors the whole child and a well-rounded education. The District strives to encourage positive, continuous learning, to help children achieve their highest potential and to provide an opportunity for growth in all phases of development---academic, athletic, social and emotional. Butler District 53 is committed to providing a high quality instruction and rigor in the classroom while ensuring a balanced approach to education in an effort to nurture the “whole child. “ Rich in diversity, the District promotes a family atmosphere among the staff, students, parents and community. As such, District 53 boasts unique parent involvement, a highly involved PTO, teachers who really know our students and families, and children who thrive through that support.  The District adheres to the vision that “education is a partnership in a journey of excellence preparing children to learn and succeed in an evolving world.” Butler is fortunate to have the educational resources available to deliver an unparalleled foundation for overall success.

While the District has been distinctive, winning awards and honors that place it among the top schools in the state, the school community prides itself on nurturing and challenging each child in his or her academic and personal development. The school community strives to provide enriching and engaging educational experiences that propel each and every student to new heights every day.

Among the many awards are the coveted National Blue Ribbon Award, given to both Brook Forest (2014) and Butler Junior High (2006 and 2015) by the federal Department of Education; the Bright Red Apple Award, School Search Bright A+ Award and Chicago Magazine’s “Number One” ranking of all schools in DuPage County. 


Education is a partnership in a journey of excellence preparing children to learn and succeed in an evolving world.


To provide the best educational opportunities for each student to achieve academic excellence, to develop the curiosity for life-long learning, and to demonstrate personal and social integrity.

Contact Information

Address: 2801 York Rd. Oak Brook, IL
Web: www. Butler53.com
Twitter: twitter.com/ButlerSD53
Phone: 630.573-2887
Fax: 630.573-5374