Proud Home of the WILDCATS
Wilmington School District
Bruning Elementary School
Stevens Intermediate School
Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington High School

Wilmington Community Unit School District is a four-school district located in the Kankakee River Valley, 50 miles southwest of Chicago. Our close-knit community walks united with our schools every day to set our students up for excellence in our K–12 schools and beyond.

We invite you to take the time to get to know our district and our schools. We know you’ll be impressed by all that we offer our community. Along with classrooms steeped in rigorous curriculum, our students enjoy valuable health services, and our foundation provides the resources needed for exceptional instructional opportunities. If you have any questions about our school, please give us a call.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Wilmington Families,

Welcome to the website of the Wilmington School District 209U, home of the Wilmington Wildcats! As a proud member of the Wilmington High School graduating Class of 1992, I am both humbled and honored to have the opportunity to begin serving the students and families of Wilmington as the new Superintendent of Schools of the Wilmington School District. 

The teachers, administration, and school board members of the Wilmington School District are undoubtedly, extremely proud of the 2016 State Champion WHS Competitive Cheerleading program, our 2014 Wilmington Wildcat State Championship football team, the Wildcat Wrestling dynasty, the inspiring baseball state titles of a decade ago, and a great number of individual state-wide recognitions earned by our student athletes. We are also blessed to see the honors earned by IMEA regional and state recognized musicians and some unbelievably talented theatrical performers on stage and visual artists on display. However, we must always remember that the Wilmington School District’s core mission is grounded in the comprehensive education of our children.  A tremendous amount of hard work and intense effort takes place on a daily basis by the talented students, dedicated teachers, and tremendous support staff and administrative team of the Wilmington School District with this main focus in mind. 

Wildcat pride runs deep all throughout the Wilmington School District and the entire community of Wilmington. It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to serve our kids and families as the Superintendent of Schools. Looking forward to an outstanding school year! 

Go Wildcats!

Matt Swick