District Info

District Background

Queen Bee School District 16
is one of two elementary (PreK-8) school districts located in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Glendale Heights, approximately 25 miles west of Chicago, is situated in Northwest Dupage County and Bloomingdale Township. It is governed by a Board of Education, whose seven members are elected by the citizens in the community. The Board meets monthly in open meeting sessions at the District Professional Development Center which is located in the rear lower level of Queen Bee School at 1525 Bloomingdale Road on dates publicized locally. The Dr. James White Administrative Center which houses the district’s central office, is located in the lower southeast end of Glenside Middle School. In addition to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, the Instructional Services, Business, and Special Services Offices are located in the Administrative Center.


Early Childhood Centers are located at each of our primary school buildings and offer both Early Childhood and PreK At-Risk Programs. Students are screened for eligibility prior to enrollment. Screening sessions are posted and appointments are made through the Special Services Department, (630) 260-6132.

School District 16 has two primary grade level centers, Glen Hill Primary School and Pheasant Ridge Primary School, which serve all Regular and Special Education Early Childhood and PreK At-Risk through 3rd grade students. Glen Hill Primary School is located at 1324 Bloomingdale Road. The office phone number is (630)260-6141. Pheasant Ridge Primary School is located at 43 E. Stevenson Drive (1/2 block east of President Street). The office phone number is (630)260-6147.

Americana Intermediate School is located at 1629 President (across from the Glenside Public Library). The office phone number is (630)260-6135. The intermediate grade level center serves all 4th and 5th grade students.

Glenside Middle School is located at 1560 Bloomingdale Road. The office phone number is (630)260-6112. The Middle School serves the developmental needs of more than 700 young adolescents in grades 6, 7, and 8.

In addition to the regular education programs, schools provide special education, remedial reading and math, gifted education, speech, bilingual education, physical education, art and music. Parent-Teacher Organizations and parent volunteer programs are an integral part of each of the schools. District lunch supervision programs are also in operation and parents may choose to have their children eat at school.