Principal’s Welcome Message

Welcome from Mr. Durbala!                           

Thank you for visiting the O’Neill Middle School webpage. I am proud to share information about the Home of the Senators with you.

 O’Neill is one of two District #58 middle schools that focuses on academic education as well as social and emotional development for students. O’Neill serves grades seven and eight and has an enrollment of approximately 500 students. Downers Grove Grade School District #58 embraces the neighborhood school concept and students at O’Neill come from five feeder elementary schools: El Sierra, Fairmount, Hillcrest, Indian Trail, and Kingsley. Students from O’Neill attend Downers Grove South High School in High School District #99.

The teachers at O’Neill are highly qualified,dedicated professionals. They work hard to ensure a very positive and supportive educational environment for our children. We have an excellent curriculum for reading, math, writing, science, and social studies. In addition to our core classes we offer physical education, music, an exploratory program with many different offerings, English as a Second Language, social work and special education services. We also offer intramural and interscholastic sports and a number of enrichment opportunities are available to round out the overall experience available to our students.

Another incredibly important part of our school is the O’Neill PTA. These adult volunteers spend countless hours working on behalf of and along with our students. From activities like Grandparents’ Day to lobbying legislators on behalf of children, our PTA has been an integral part of developing our youth. Please consider joining our PTA and getting involved with this very special group.

 Feel free to browse through our web site to find informative and interesting information about O’Neill Middle School. Please be sure to check our web site during the school year for current events, student activities, and other exciting educational experiences. If you have any questions, please call us at (630)719-5815, or via e-mail at


Matt Durbala