Welcome to School District 114


The Staff, Administration, and Board of Education of Manhattan District 114 are committed to promoting excellence in student achievement and student behavior, enabling children to become successful life-long learners.


  • We believe that the chief purpose of the school is the all-around development of each child as an individual and as a citizen.
  • We believe that it is our duty as teachers to train pupils, that they may learn to live together peaceably, cooperatively, and efficiently as intelligent individuals in an increasingly changing world.
  • We believe in a democratically operated school system at all levels. Pupils will learn the democratic way only as they have a chance to share it.
  • We believe that the school should help develop in its pupils a strong sense of sound American patriotism together with a full understanding of the liberties and responsibilities which come under citizenship.
  • We believe that community understanding, interest, and cooperation are necessary for the continuing success of any desirable school program.
  • We believe that good classroom order and a healthy, cooperative working atmosphere are essential to the effective conduct of any class.


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Welcome to the Manhattan School District

New Family Registration

New families that will be registering in the Manhattan Schools can click on the New Family Registration button above and fill out all of the forms online. Instructions to take you through the registration process can be found on our website. After you have completed all of the forms, please come to the District Office at Wilson Creek School to prove residency and show an original birth certificate.

Please bring with you:

  • Proof of residency form, printed and filled out
  • 1 supporting document from Category I
  • 2 supporting documents from Category II
  • Student's original birth certificate from the county where your child was born

We will make copies of all original documents and return them to you.

It usually takes 2 school days after you prove residency and register for your student to start school.

Information regarding health requirements, registration fees, and school supplies can also be found on our website.

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Superintendent Letter to Parents

Click on the link to read the letter from the Superintendent containing information regarding the start of school, important dates to mark on your calendar, and the opening of HomeLogic.

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Click on the link to read a letter from the Superintendent containing information regarding the formation of a Parent Advisory Committee.

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One Book, One Manhattan


One Book, One Manhattan Book Club (Picture from August Board of Education Meeting)
Sydnie Lenz, Sara Ott, Jason Cler, Ben Pluskota, Maddie Davis, Olivia Hopper, Jared Podgorny, Tera Sparks, Claire Anderson, Maddie Anderson, Isabelle Bergin, Jessie Marshall, Olivia Murphy, Jimmy Cler, Owen Hopper, Holly Brown, Kate Jensen, Olivia Froling
, Drew Murphy

Manhattan PTO, Manhattan-Elwood Public Library, First Bank of Manhattan, Manhattan Collision Center, Manhattan Mechanical Services, Manhattan Firefighters Association, Illinois Eye Associates, Home Star Bank, Curves, McHugh Insurance, Hansens Villa, Country Financial, Fritz's, Manhattan Woman's Club, Manhattan Lions Club, Hawk Health, Manhattan Dental Care, Kid Country Childcare, Doc's Drugs of Manhattan, Manhattan Park District

Almost Home  By: Joan Bauer
Slob  By:  Ellen Potter
Legend  By:  Marie Lu
Ungifited By:  Gordon Korman
Bomb:  The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon   By:  Steve Sheinkin

One Book, One Manhattan: Manhattan Junior High School is teaming up with Manhattan-Elwood Public Library and our community at large for a program called One Book One Manhattan. We are putting together a team of junior high students to read five Rebecca Caudill books over the summer.  (If you are not aware, Illinois students from 4th through 8th grade choose Rebecca Caudill awards.) This team will read and critique these books and choose their favorite title. The book title will be kept secret until there is a book reveal at school in the fall. From this title, there will be a certain number purchased (amount not determined yet) and distributed throughout Manhattan – grocery store, doctors’ offices, post office, etc. Inside the books will be stickers explaining what the books are for and when the book discussion will happen. Finally, in early spring there will be a community-wide book club that will meet at the library. The team of junior high students will lead the discussion. We believe that One Book One Manhattan is a fabulous way for our school, library and community to collaborate together.