North Ward

Home of the Tigers

Welcome to North Ward


Secretary – Mrs. Terra Waldrop

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


Welcome to North Ward Elementary and the Home of PAWS the Tiger!

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 and life journey. We are committed to the use of developmentally appropriate and research-based practices to provide each student with the best academic learning environment that will also meet their social-emotional needs.  We also have fun learning every day to help create lifelong learners and wonderful, productive citizens!

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.

Pawsitive Behavior

We are also a place of growth for everyone as we focus on the Growth Mindset rather than the Fixed Mindset.  We believe all students can learn and can achieve at a high level.  We are working hard to make sure each child has the best opportunity to succeed as well as having amazing experiences while here at North Ward.  Be sure to check out our student led Growth Mindset Garden when you stop by North Ward.

I would like to 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.  Also, please ask our students in staff what it means to “be in a House” at North Ward.  We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing in this wonderful journey!



Mr. R. Jason Wallace
North Ward Elementary

Principal (and St. Louis Cardinals Fan)

North Ward Files


Bell Schedule

Start Time

End Time

School Times



Early Out



Pre K AM 8:30


Pre K PM

12:45 3:15



Tuscola Community High School
East Prairie
North Ward Elementary