District Recognition

Diamond Lake District 76

District Recognition

Level 1 Marzano High Reliability Schools Certification

All D76 schools have received the Level 1 Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) certification. This prestigious award is a testament to our unwavering commitment and priority to create a safe and collaborative teaching and learning environment for all staff and students.

National Forum Schools to Watch

West Oak Middle School earned the designation as an Illinois Horizon and National Forum School To Watch. This award is one of the highest awards a middle school can earn. By earning this award, West Oak Middle School is recognized as a national leader in Organizational Structures and Process, Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness and Social Equity.

Certified Great Place to Work

The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working in our district. This year, 99% of employees said it’s a great place to work, 42% higher than the average U.S. company.

Fortune Media and Great Place To Work

Chicago, Illinois Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Diamond Lake School District 76 as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Chicago. This is D76’s first time being named to this prestigious list, coming in at No. 7. Earning a spot means that D76 has surpassed rigorous benchmarks, establishing itself as one of the best companies to work for headquartered in Chicago.

NSPRA Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards

NSPRA’s Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards recognize outstanding education publications, e-newsletters, digital media programs, radio/TV/video programs, social media, infographics, blogs and websites. Honors are awarded according to publication or digital media type, and organization type and size. Entries are judged on their overall excellence as well as quality as compared to other entries in the category. The top award in each category is the Award of Excellence.

  • 2022: Publications and Digital Media Excellence Award Newsletter 
  • 2023: Publications and Digital Media Excellence Award Infographic 
  • 2023: Publications and Digital Media Excellence Award District Branding 

School Board Governance Recognition

The D76 Board of Education was awarded the 2023 School Board Governance Recognition from the Illinois Association of School Boards.
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