Our Mission

The mission of Carrie Busey is to inspire a love of learning in an innovative, cooperative climate which empowers all students to be competent, productive, and caring citizens.

Our Focus

We work very hard to meet the intense academic, social, and emotional needs of each and every one of our students. We look critically at student learning in literacy, math, writing, science, social science, health, and the arts. We take a collaborative approach in meeting the needs of our students. We work in teams to assess learning that occurs and we respond to our children's learning with interventions and supports to strengthen the knowledge of all of our students. Students at Carrie Busey are also exposed to a strong program in childhood health and wellness. Children are educated and encouraged to eat healthy foods and remain active in order to build a strong foundation for their future wellness. Carrie Busey supports a very well-rounded educational experience for all students. Each of our staff members makes a special effort to meet the needs of all the students who attend our school. Additionally, our challenge is to provide these quality educational opportunities in an environment of high behavioral expectations.

Our History

Named in honor of a longtime District employee, Carrie Busey Elementary School was constructed in 1957 on an eleven-acre tract of land on Kirby Avenue in Champaign. Additions were built in 1963 and 1969. In 1990, the Champaign Park District opened Wisegarver Park, which is adjacent to the school grounds. In 2012, Carrie Busey was relocated to the Village of Savoy. A brand new, state-of-the-art academic facility was built on land in the Prairie Fields subdivision and the legacy of Carrie Busey continues today at the new location.