Elgin Area School District U46

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Elgin Area School District U46, often referred to as "U-46", is a unit school district headquartered in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois.[1] Covering 90 square miles (230 km2), the district serves portions of eleven communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties.[1] School District U-46 serves over 40,000 children in grades preK-12. The district ranks as the second largest in Illinois with forty elementary schools, eight middle schools and five high schools.[1]

Special programs[edit]

  • Center House
  • Central School Programs
  • Gifford Street High School, an alternative school
  • High School Academy Program, a program for gifted students in High School
  • Preschool Programs
  • Radio station WEPS (88.9 FM)
  • School Within a School (SWAS) Program, a program for gifted students in 4th-8th Grade

School hierarchy[edit]

Bartlett High School[edit]

Name Website Level Enrollment Faculty Principal Information
Bartlett High School link 2900 160 Dr. Richard Lebron Established in 1997, motto is "Aude aliquid dignum" which translates to "Dare something worthy". Mascot is Hawk. Features the STEM Academy. Correct as of August 2014 ([1]).
Eastview Middle School link 1075 58 Donald Donner The school opened as a junior high school in 1970. In 1982 its role changed to be an elementary school before closing in 1992. During the next four years, it served as a storage house for U-46. In 1996, it reopened as a middle school. Most students transfer to Bartlett High School although some, from Bartlett Elementary School, transfer to South Elgin High School. This school features the SWAS program. The school mascot is the wolf. Correct as of May 2010 (U-46 Link).
Centennial Elementary School link 521 60 Dr. Thomas Stiglic Established in 1992, the mascot is an eagle. Correct as of Jan 2010. U-46 Link).
Hawk Hollow Elementary School U-46 link Markisha Bush Situated in the village of Bartlett. Mascot is the Little Hawks. Correct as of December 2006.
Prairieview Elementary School U-46 link Paul Flatley Situated in the village of Bartlett. Mascot is the Panther. Correct as of December 2006.
Spring Trail Elementary School U-46 link Amy Kendryna Situated in the village of Carol Stream. Mascot is the Tiger. Correct as of October 2011.
Sycamore Trails Elementary School U-46 link Christine Zelaya Situated in the village of Bartlett. Mascot is the Timberwolf. This school features the SWAS program. Correct as of May 2012.
Tefft Middle School link 800 Lavonne Smiley Situated in the village of Streamwood. Some students, those attending Heritage and Parkwood Elementary Schools, transfer to Streamwood High School. Students attending Laurel Hill Elementary School may transfer to either Streamwood or Bartlett High School. This school features special SWAS and Hard of Hearing (HOH) programs. Mascot is the Trojan. Correct as of December 2006 (U-46 Link).
Laurel Hill Elementary School U-46 link Luis DeLeon Situated in the village of Hanover Park. Mascot is Louie the Lion. Correct as of January 2009.
Horizon Elementary School U-46 link Dr. Deborah Gehrig Situated in the village of Hanover Park. This school features SWAS and Hard of Hearing (HOH) programs. Mascot is the Sun. Correct as of Sept 2006.
Ontarioville Elementary School U-46 link Myrna Burgos Situated in the village of Hanover Park. Mascot is the Owl. Correct as of December 2006.

Elgin High School[edit]

Name Website Level Enrollment Faculty Principal Information
Elgin High School link 2,350 211 Jerry Cook Established in 1869; motto is "Education for all." The mascot is the Maroons. The school has several notable alumni [2] including Paul Flory winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in chemistry and Tom Shales, a journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Features the Gifted and Talented Academy.
Ellis Middle School link 513 44 Perry Hayes Established in 1951. Mascot is the Eagle. Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Channing Elementary School U-46 link 667 Selene Stewart
Huff Elementary School U-46 link Dr. Angelica Ernst Correct as of Sept 2005. Mascot is the Wildcat
Lords Park Elementary School U-46 link Dr. Hilda Rivera Mascot is the Lions. Correct as of December 2008.
Kimball Middle School link 792 65 Alan Tamburrino Established in 1959; motto is "Success for all students". Mascot is the Tiger. The school was named after the Kimball family, original settlers of Elgin’s west side. All students will transfer to Larkin High School.
Sheridan Elementary School U-46 Link Nita White Students feed into either Kimball or Larsen Middle Schools. Mascot is the Wildcat. Correct as of December 2006.
Larsen Middle School U-46 link 600 38 Lorie Fuller Mascot is the Lancer. Correct as of May 2012.
Coleman Elementary School U-46 link Brian Stark Mascot is the Cougar. Correct as of December 2006.
Lincoln Elementary School U-46 link Dr. Mariann Alyea Located in Hoffman Estates. Mascot is the Eagle. Correct as of December 2007.
McKinley Elementary School U-46 link Juan Lira Mascot is the Tiger. Correct as of December 2006.
Sheridan Elementary School U-46 link Nita White Mascot is the Wildcat. Correct as of December 2006.
Timber Trails Elementary School U-46 link Tom Flanigan Located in Hoffman Estates. Mascot is the Tiger. Correct as of May 2012.

Larkin High School[edit]

Name Website Level Enrollment Faculty Principal Information
Larkin High School link 2,566 157 Dr. Jon Tuin The school is named for Cyrus H. Larkin, Elgin pioneer. Features the Visual and Performing Arts Academy Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Abbott Middle School link 570 33 Kathy Davis Established in 1932. Mascot is Warrior. The school is named for a prominent Elgin doctor, Dr. Edward H. Abbott. Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Harriet Gifford Elementary School U-46 link 495 Joe Corcoran Correct as of Sept 2005.
Lowrie Elementary School U-46 link 423 Kelly O'Brien Correct as of Sept 2009.
Otter Creek Elementary School U-46 link Jeff Bragg Correct as of Sept 2005.
Washington Elementary School U-46 link Lori Brandes Correct as of Sept 2005.
Creekside Elementary School U-46 link Joanna Sharp Students will transfer to Kimball Middle School. Correct as of July 2009.
Hillcrest Elementary School U-46 link Jennifer Tallitsch Students will transfer to either Abbot or Kimball Middle School. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Kenyon Woods Middle School link 812 56 Mike Demovsky Established in 2004; motto is "Success for All". Mascot is the Panther. Located in South Elgin. Correct as of Sept 2005. Most students will transfer to South Elgin High School . Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Fox Meadow Elementary School U-46 Link 823 Sjoukje Brown Located in South Elgin. Correct as of Sept 2009.
Kimball Middle School link 792 65 Alan Tamburrino Established in 1959; motto is "Success for all students". Mascot is the Tiger. The school was named after the Kimball family, original settlers of Elgin’s west side. Most students transfer to Larkin High School although those from Sheridan Elementary School transfer to Elgin High School. Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Century Oaks Elementary School U-46 link Jessica McCormcik Correct as of Sept 2005.
Highland Elementary School U-46 link Steve Johnson Correct as of Sept 2005.
Creekside Elementary School U-46 link Joanna Sharp Opened 1998. Students will transfer to either Abbot or Kimball Middle School. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Hillcrest Elementary School U-46 link Jennifer Tallitsch Students will transfer to either Abbot or Kimball Middle School. Correct as of Sept 2005.

South Elgin High School[edit]

Name Website Level Enrollment Faculty Principal Information
South Elgin High School link James Edwards School construction finished in 2005 at a cost of $53 million [3]. Features the Broadcast Education and Communication Networks (BEACON) Academy Correct as of Sept 2005.
Kenyon Woods Middle School link 812 56 Mike Demovsky Established in 2004; motto is "Success for All". Mascot is the Panther. Located in South Elgin. Correct as of Sept 2005. Most students will transfer to South Elgin High School. Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Clinton Elementary School U-46 link John Oliver Located in South Elgin. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Garfield Elementary School link 373 24 Peggy Ondera Correct as of Nov 2011.
Liberty Elementary School U-46 link Juanita Jimenez Located in Bartlett. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Nature Ridge Elementary School U-46 link Charlotte Coleman Located in Bartlett. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Wayne Elementary School U-46 link Karen Beck Located in Wayne. Correct as of Dec 2006.
Willard Elementary School U-46 link Jason Franzke Located in South Elgin. Correct as of Sept 2005.

Streamwood High School[edit]

Name Website Level Enrollment Faculty Principal Information
Streamwood High School link 2,315 143 Dr. Terri Lozier Mascot is the Sabres. Correct as of Aug 2009. Features the World Languages & International Studies Academy. (U-46 Link).
Canton Middle School link 1100 70 Jeff Smith Located in Streamwood. Established in 1977. Mascot is the Cougar. Correct as of Aug 2006 (U-46 Link).
Glenbrook Elementary School U-46 link Cheryl DeRoo Located in Streamwood. Correct as of Aug 2008.
Hanover Countryside Elementary School U-46 link Harold Shepherd Correct as of Aug 2008.
Hilltop Elementary School U-46 link Ariel Correa Some Hilltop students graduate to Canton Middle School and Streamwood High School. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Oakhill Elementary School U-46 link Laura Alegria Located in Streamwood. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Ridge Circle Elementary School U-46 link Neal Siegellak Located in Streamwood. Correct as of Aug 2008.
Sunnydale Elementary School U-46 link Dr. Denise Lockwald Located in Streamwood. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Tefft Middle School link 869 56 Lavonne Smiley Located in Streamwood. Mascot is the Trojan. Some students, those attending Horizon and Ontarioville Elementary Schools, transfer to Barlett High School. Students attending Laurel Hill Elementary School may transfer to either Streamwood or Bartlett High School. Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Heritage Elementary School U-46 Link Catherine Fletcher Located in Streamwood. Correct as of Aug 2008.
Laurel Hill Elementary School U-46 Link Luis DeLeon Located in Hanover Park. Correct as of Sept 2005.
Parkwood Elementary School U-46 Link Ana Arroyo Located in Hanover Park. Correct as of Aug 2008.
Eastview Middle School link 1075 58 Donald Donner The school opened as a junior high school in 1970. In 1982 it’s role changed to be an elementary school before closing in 1992. In 1995, it reopened as a middle school. Most students transfer to Bartlett High School although some, from Bartlett Elementary School, transfer to Streamwood High School. Mascot is wolf. Correct as of Sept 2005 (U-46 Link).
Bartlett Elementary School U-46 Link Karen Luebke Located in Bartlett. Correct as of Sept 2005.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "U-46 Overview". School District U-46. Retrieved 23 April 2014.