Innovative 21st Century School Districts

Updated: September, 2014

May 19 , 2015: New 21st Century Strategic Plan and Framework from Boone County, KY
January 9 , 2015: Register Now for the 21C Douglas County (CO) School District Innovation Summit, February 18-20, 2015
September, 2014: Featured 21st Century Learning District, Albemarle County Public Schools, VA
September, 2014: District Transformation Learning Walks & Study Tours

    1. Catalina Foothills School District, AZ

    2. Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA

    3. Albemarle County Public Schools, VA

    4. Napa Valley Unified School District, CA

    5. East Syracuse-Minoa (NY) Central School District

    6. Douglas County School District, CO

    7. Tahoma School District No. 409, WA

    8. Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

    9. Other 21st Century Skills School Districts (Profiles Coming)

Tools and Resources on 21st Century School Districts


21C Organizations





Other 21st Century School Districts (Profiles Coming)*

    1. Niles Township High School District 219, IL
    2. Newport News Public Schools, VA
    3. Cleveland Heights - University Heights City School District, Ohio (Archival Page)
    4. Norfolk Public Schools, NE
    5. San Jose Unified School District, CA; SJUSD Profile at EdLeader21
    6. Upper Arlington (OH) School District
    7. Cooperative Educational Service Agency #1 (CESA #1), Brookfield, WI
    8. Whitewater Unified School District, WI
    9. Madison Public Schools, CT
    10. Springfield Public Schools, MO
    11. St. Marys City Schools, OH
    12. Community Unit School District 200, IL
    13. Lexington County School District One, SC
    14. Hilliard City Schools, OH
    15. Herricks Union Free School District, NY
    16. OCM BOCES, Syracuse, NY
    17. Ballston Spa Central School District, NY
    18. Fairfax County Public Schools
    19. Henrico County Public Schools
    20. Lucia Mar Unified School District, CA. See Welcome Happy 2014-2015 video on homepage.
    21. Ponca City Public Schools, OK
    22. Birmingham Public Schools, MI
    23. Minnetonka Public Schools, MN. See Vantage, Advanced Professional Studies Program for juniors and seniors.
    24. Green Lake School District, Green Lake, WI
    25. Fond du Lac School District, WI
    26. Hamilton School District, WI
    27. Reading Public Schools, MA

* Note: This page is part of a larger project to profile exemplar and innovative 21st Century Schools and Districts in the U.S. and abroad. This list will be expanded to include other innovative 21st Century school districts. Criteria for inclusion in this list are:

  • District is innovative in its practices and communication around 21st Century Learning.
  • There are sufficient web-based resources -- articles, videos, research, and other documents -- to adequately profile the district.

Districts should contact Bob at to be included in these innovative 21C school district profiles.

--Bob Pearlman, September, 2011