North Ward

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North Ward Elementary School

Principal - Mrs. Elizabeth Torbit


1201 N. Prairie
Tuscola, IL  61953
Phone: 217.253.2712     Fax: 217.253.4851

Secretary - Mrs. Emily Rusk


Welcome to North Ward Elementary School! I am honored to serve as principal of this child-centered learning community that consists of nearly 400 students in Early Childhood through fourth grade.

Our dedicated staff members, caring parents, and inquisitive students work together to create a positive and productive environment where children learn and grow each day on their educational journey. We are committed to the use of developmentally appropriate and research-based practices to achieve high academic and social expectations that will prepare our students for the future.  

North Ward Elementary School is the recipient of many awards, two of which are the National Blue Ribbon School Award (given by the U.S. Department of Education in 2006) and Academic Excellence Award (given by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2012).

North Ward Elementary is a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) school that recognizes three school-wide expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, & Be Safe. These three expectations help each child, from Early Childhood to fourth grade, make appropriate choices to be successful in their school community.

I invite you to visit North Ward Elementary to see our positive, child-centered approach in action. With our community, parents, staff, and children working together we will continue to provide our students with an excellent foundation for their life-long adventure in learning.

Mrs. Elizabeth Torbit
North Ward Elementary Principal