Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96

Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96

Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 is a K-12 school district centered in the Lake County village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. This district is composed of seven schools in total, or one kindergarten center, four elementary schools, and two middle schools; any students attending District 96 will ultimately attend Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. This district's kindergarten center is known as Willow Grove Kindergarten Center which, as its name suggests, serves only kindergarteners. Ivy Hall Elementary School educates those in and within grades one and five; Prairie Elementary School and Country Meadows Elementary School do the exact same. Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, the largest of the schools in terms of the student body, also serves all grades between one and five. Woodlawn Middle School and Twin Groves Middle School provide the next level of education, serving grades 6-8. As mentioned before, all students from this point on move forward to Stevenson High School District 125 for their last leg of precollegiate education. [ [ District 96 School Hours] , retrieved 2008-5-9] The school superintendent is Dr. Thomas Many. [ [ District 96 District Office Faculty] , retrieved 2008-5-9] The mascot of Woodlawn Middle School is the wolf, while the mascot of Twin Grove Middle School is the kolt ["sic"] ; in the elementary schools, the cougar is the mascot of Kildeer Elementary, the wildcat is the mascot of Ivy Hall Elementary, the cub is the mascot of Country Meadows Elementary, and the prairie dog is the mascot of Prairie Elementary.

In March 2007, five District 96 schools were elected by the Chicago Sun-Times as five of fifty of the best suburban schools in Chicagoland: Ivy Hall Elementary School, Prairie Elementary School, Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, Twin Grove Middle School, and Woodlawn Middle School. The former three listed were chosen as some of the fifteen best public schools in the county by "Chicago Magazine" in October 2006. In October 2007, Twin Groves was also certified as an official Blue Ribbon school. [ [ Overview of District 96] , retrieved 2008-5-9]


The district was formed in the wake of World War II in 1946. Four one-room schoolhouses in the then-rural southern Lake County area that initially served as independent districts were consolidated into one.

Up to 1999, students in District 96 attended one of three elementary schools before graduating and converging into Twin Groves Middle School for their last four years in the district. At this time, however, the school district worked to expand its capacity and therefore constructed the newer Woodlawn Middle School, as well as the Country Meadows Elementary School. A reorganization effort also designated another structure as part of the district to educate kindergarteners; this separate building is now known as Willow Grove Kindergarten Center.

Since 1993, four school referendums have been passed; three pertain to the money that fueled the construction and additions of the Woodlawn, Country Meadows, and Willow Grove facilities, while the other referendum involved a separate fund to improve the schools already in the district. This referendum, alongside contributions by school-localized Parent-Teacher Organizations, have made possible a purchase of new learning apparatus that can be utilized for the students' benefit.

List of Principals

*Barbara Cirigliano of Willow Grove Kindergarten Center [ [ WGKC Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

*Jeff Brown of Country Meadows Elementary School [ [ CMES Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

*Dr. Peter King of Ivy Hall Elementary School [ [ IHES Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

*Heather Advani of Kildeer Countryside Elementary School [ [ KES Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

*Greg Kleckner of Prairie Elementary School [ [ PES Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

*Marie Shalke of Twin Groves Middle School [ [ TGMS Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

*Greg Grana of Woodlawn Middle School [ [ WMS Page Link] , retrieved 2008-5-9]

External links

* [ Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 Home Page]
* [ Willow Grove Kindergarten Center Link]
* [ Country Meadows Elementary School Link]
* [ Ivy Hall Elementary School Link]
* [ Kildeer Countryside Elementary School Link]
* [ Prairie Elementary School Link]
* [ Twin Groves Middle School Link]
* [ Woodlawn Middle School Link]


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