North Ward

North Ward Welcome


Mr. R. Jason Wallace - Principal

1201 N. Prairie
Tuscola, IL  61953

Phone: 217.253.2712     Fax: 217.253.4851


Mrs. Emily Rusk - Secretary


Welcome to North Ward Elementary!

Our North Ward family of students, staff, families and the Tuscola community work together every day 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 provide each student with the best academic learning environment but will also meet their social-emotional needs.


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 Pre-K through fourth grade, make appropriate choices to be successful in our school community.  Having the support of our families in their homes makes our learning process stronger with behavior as well as academics.

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



Mr. R. Jason Wallace
North Ward Elementary

Principal (and St. Louis Cardinals Fan)