Established in 1969, Don D Shute Elementary School offers a range of educational programs to more than 220 students in kindergarten through grade two. Its syllabus includes English, mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and music. The school operates a parent club that organizes a variety of events, including holiday room parties, staff appreciation days, book fairs and carnivals. It also maintains a library and media center that stocks books and periodicals, as well as provides food services. The school organizes parent-teacher conferences that encourage parental involvement in children's education. Don D Shute Elementary School is located in East Peoria, Ill. In addition, the school is a part of East Peoria District 86, which serves over 1,800 students and employs nearly 125 staff members.