Friday, February 23rd is FARM DAY!!!
Locust School has kicked off preperations for "FARM DAY"! We would like to give a special 
THANK YOU to Rebecca Hicky for volunteering to incubate and hatch our chicks. On February 23rd, Locust students will get to visit local farms and partake in other fun farm related activities throughout the day! This is definately one of our favorite school days of the year!!
539 S. Locust St., Marengo, IL 60152
Telephone: (815)568-7632   Fax: (815)568-1830
Welcome to Locust School
Locust School serves Preschool through 3rd grade students.  School Principal: Suellen Lopez,
School Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morning Preschool: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Preschool: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 2018
7th - Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9th - 3rd Quarter mid-term
15th - Mid-term reports go home (for academic concerns only)
16th - No School - Teacher Institute Day
19th - No School - Presidents' Day
March 2018
15th - End of 3rd Quarter
22nd - Report cards go home Locust School
23rd - No School - Teacher Institute Day
March 26th - April 2nd SPRING BREAK

If you are Brand New to our school district please register your child(ren) as soon as possible.  This is extremely important to get your child(ren) placed in the proper classes.  School offices open until 3:30 PM 

2 items of proof of residency will be required to register the children.  Kindergarten will require the child's birth certificate to register. Any student transfering from OUT OF STATE will also require the Birth Certificate in order to register.  


Registration forms are available on our website for "Brand New" students into our district.  The forms can be filled out from your computer, when completed printed out (DOUBLE SIDED) or print out to fill out (DOUBLE SIDED).

Lunch for 2017-2018

Lunch - $2.70 Reduced Lunch - $ .40 (lunch includes a milk)
Breakfast - $1.50 Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Milk - $ .50 (purchased as an extra milk regardless of lunch status)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at the USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Breakfast will be offered daily at a cost of $1.50. Students may purchase their lunch or bring lunches from home and purchase milk. The District provides a hot lunch program on a daily basis. Student price for hot lunch/milk is $2.70  and milk only is $.50. The cost to replace an I.D. card is $3.00 for the first card, $5.00 for the second card and $10 for any subsequent cards. Students will pay for meals through a debit card system. Each family may charge up to $20, regardless of how many students attend District 165. When a student has charged over the limit, a student may request cereal at cost for a limited 3 purchases after they have hit their limit your child should bring their own lunch and drink. 

District 165 utilizes a family breakfast/lunch account system. Family members, regardless of the building the student attends, will share one account. MCMS, Grant, and Locust students will use ID cards to access their family account. MCMS and Grant students may also manually enter their student ID number. We will notify students when funds are running low. Families undergoing severe financial hardship may obtain an application for free and reduced student lunches by calling the school office and by filling out the appropriate forms. We highly recommend that all families in the district fill out lunch application each school year.  A new form must be completed each school year. We are not connected to the Marengo Community High School; therefore a form must be completed for each school, each year.

If you are in need of the lunch application on paper you must notify your child's school to have one sent home with your child.

Mission Statement: District #165's mission is to form a community partnership dedicated to providing a solid educational foundation that enables students to become confident, self-sufficient and productive citizens. Students shall have the academic and technological opportunities to achieve their full potential in a nurturing environment.


Please note that some of our PDF's were created to be printed double sided.

File Downloads: 
Parent-Student Handbook 2017-2018.pdf1.11 MB
2016 Locust School Report Card.pdf136.7 KB
Cepta.pdf547.33 KB
CLIC Student Accident - Voluntary 24-Hour & Dental Instructions.pdf586.82 KB
DRILL SEPT 10.pdf220.85 KB
DentalExamProof.pdf318.44 KB
EyeExamReport 09.pdf67.56 KB
LOCUST January 2018 Breakfast.pdf418.26 KB
LOCUST January 2018 Lunch.pdf747.85 KB
LOCUST February 2018 Breakfast.pdf424.81 KB
LOCUST February 2018 Lunch.pdf435.47 KB
LOCUST supply list 2017-2018.pdf105.27 KB
2017-2018 School Calendar.pdf215.4 KB
LOCUST supply list 2017-2018SPANISH (1).pdf37.7 KB
Medical Authorization 2018.pdf170.62 KB
medical Authorization Sp. 2018.pdf263.28 KB
Physical Form updated for 2018.pdf441.99 KB
Mobile App instructions.pdf1.06 MB
Notorized Residence C1-2018.pdf405.39 KB
Notorized Residence C1 SP2018.pdf192.85 KB
Notice of Student Withdrawal 2018.pdf161.65 KB
Locust 5 Essentials Report.pdf2.69 MB
Locust School Wide Plan.pdf873.42 KB
Title I Program.pdf576.84 KB
The Meaning of School Wide Title I.pdf413.63 KB
2017 Illinois Report Card_Locust.pdf146.14 KB
Locust School At A Glance Report Card.pdf71.64 KB
PS Registration English 2018 to autofill SECURED.pdf3.68 MB
PS RegistrationSPANISH 2018 to autofill SECURED.pdf4.22 MB
KG Registration English to autofill SECURED.pdf4.88 MB
KG Registration Spanish 2018 to autofill SECURED.pdf5.55 MB
1-8 Registration English 2018 to autofill SECURED.pdf4.1 MB
1-8 Registration SPANISH 2018 to autofill SECURED.pdf4.78 MB
Lunch App ENGLISH D165.pdf1.32 MB
Lunch App SPANISH D165.pdf1.34 MB
Mobile Family Access for parents.pdf872.23 KB
2017-2018 School Calendar-Spanish.pdf218.99 KB