District 64 Alumna Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton attended Field Elementary School from Kindergarten through grade 6, from 1952 to 1959. She then attended our Emerson Junior High School for grades 7 and 8 from 1959 to 1961, when she was promoted to high school. The Emerson Junior High School she attended was subsequently demolished. Later, the junior high was replaced by a new building now serving grades 6-8, which is named Emerson Middle School. Field remains an elementary school and currently serves Kindergarten through grade 5 students.

Photos of Hillary Rodham as a 6th grader
Field School proudly displays these photos on a Memory Wall along its main corridor. Both are from the 1958-59 school year when she was in 6th grade, which was her final year at Field Elementary School.  

 

(L) Her portrait is enscribed: "Best wishes to everyone at Field from your sixth grade friend! Hillary Rodham Clinton"

(R) In her classroom portrait, she is seated in the first row, far right. She dedicated it: "To Field School with best wishes and fond memories -- Hillary Rodham Clinton October 27, 1997"

Visit to Field School as First Lady
While she was First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Field School on October 27, 1997. She was here in Park Ridge to celebrate her 50th birthday. She enscribed the two photos hanging on our Memory Wall to commemorate her visit to the school.

Designation of Learning Resource Center in her honor
District 64 announced at the November 14, 2016 Board of Education meeting that the Learning Resource Center would be named in her honor in recognition of her historic candidacy for President of the United States and her exemplary public service as First Lady, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of State that serve as an inspiration for our students today and tomorrow. Read more here