A Message From Our Superintendent
Welcome to Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3! Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3 is a student-centered district. Our district, covering approximately 200 square miles in northwestern Illinois, serves students in the communities of Prophetstown, Lyndon, Tampico, Deer Grove and Yorktown, as well as the surrounding rural area. The educational facilities of our district include four attendance centers, with a district enrollment of approximately 850 students. These attendance centers include:
Our focus is on providing students with excellent educational opportunities designed to prepare each student for a successful future in a college or career setting. Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3 serves our students in a manner consistent with the values of our communities, with rigorous curricula provided by an excellent and enthusiastic staff. Our partnerships with Sauk Valley Community College, Whiteside Area Career Center, and Morrison Institute of Technology allow us to offer students opportunities for Dual Credit college instruction and valuable career and technical training.
We are a 1:1 technology district, consistently striving to provide our students access to 21st century technology and incorporate progressive educational initiatives, which will enhance our students' educational experiences and promote success in each of their futures. This 1:1 student learning initiative is supported by a high-speed iFiber optic network.
Our Board of Education, administration, staff and community have worked diligently to create a shared vision for moving our district toward excellence for our students and our communities. The mission of Prophtetstown- Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3 is "to provide for the academic and social development of students in a collaborative environment between school, parents, and the community." Our current Strategic Plan is a culmination of our vision and efforts. (Click here for Strategic Plan bullet points.)
Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3 welcomes you to a fantastic, student- centered and family-centered educational community. Please take time to learn more about our District by browsing our website and viewing our District Report Card.
Our District is proud of the educational opportunities provided for our children. Thank you for your interest in our district and the educational opportunities we provide our children, preparing them for a lifetime of learning and success in a world of change.
Dr. John Petzke, Superintendent
Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3
About The SuperintendentDr. John Petzke is the superintendent of Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University in 1994 and began his career as a fourth grade teacher at Indian Prairie School District 204. In 1998 Dr. Petzke obtained his master of science degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from North Central College and in 2009 he received a doctoral degree in Educational Administration. His other work experience includes serving as a building principal in West Aurora School District 129, the Executive Director of Technology in Oswego Community Unit School District 308, and the Chief Technology Officer in North Shore School District 112. John and his wife Leann have three children: Ryan, Alexandra, and Megan.