Fremont School District 79

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Fremont School District 79 is a school district located in Mundelein, Illinois, and it is composed of Fremont Elementary School, Fremont Intermediate School, and Fremont Middle School. Fremont Middle School, the one in which the students of the most seniority attend, 16% feed into Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. 79% of the kids feed into Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois, and the other 5% of the students either will go to Grayslake Central High School in Grayslake, Illinois or Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois . The current superintendent is Dr. Jill Gildea, with the principals of Fremont Elementary School, Fremont Intermediate School, and Fremont Middle School being Stefan Ladenburger (both elementary and intermediate) and Pamela Motsenbocker.

The school district holds 2,206 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school district serves students in a 34 mile radius from the communities of: Mundelein, Wauconda, Hawthorn Woods, Grayslake, Round Lake, Long Grove, and Libertyville

There are 167 Full and part-time teachers and administrators. Of that number, 128 educators hold a master's degree or higher. Teachers have an average experience of 11 years teaching. Fremont employs 298 teachers and support staff that help educate our students.

AAA bond rating from Standard & Poors. Balanced budgets for 9 consecutive years. The district has earned the highest financial distinction from the State of Illinois with the Financial Recognition Award, which the district has received every year since the state started the program in 2003. The district has earned the Meritorious Budget Award designation through the International Association of School Business Officials. Fremont Middle School received the Illinois State Board of Education Academic Excellence Award. Fremont third graders held the highest math scores with 99 percent meeting or exceeding standards on the ISAT.

Fremont Middle School[edit]

Fremont Middle School was the original building that was built for the district in 1957. The school only had 12 classrooms and one small gym to host all the students in totaling 18,200 square feet. Every year, the district kept getting more and more students moving into the district and it was getting very tight in the very few classrooms.

In the early 1990s, a whole new wing of classrooms was added on both floors, and they got a brand new gymnasium. Then in 2007 after the modeling project was completed, the school now has 41 classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, a media center, science labs, and a cafeteria totaling 99,600 square feet. In the 2007-2008 school year, Fremont Middle School finally got Air Conditioning in the entire school.

Until the late 1990s, the middle school hosted all the grades k-8 in the building until the elementary building was built. Until the elementary building was built, the middle school was called Fremont School. Once that was finished, the grades K-3 moved to the new building making the middle school hosting the grades 4-8. That was all in place until the intermediate school was built in 2007. And since it was built, the middle school hosts the grades 6-8.

In the 2007-2008 school year, the school added teams to each grade. Each student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade would either be put on the White or Green team. Those colors represent the school's mascot colors. The students can get moved around from team to team every year. The last year the school had teams was during the 2010–2011 school year.

The school also has classes called related studies. There are different combinations of classes each grade can take. The related studies classes include classes in these categories:

  • Drama
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Band
  • Technology
  • Vocal Music

The school also has extra curricular activities and clubs that the students can join, including:

  • Art club
  • Book club
  • Environmental Champions club
  • Science club
  • Technology club
  • Stock Market club
  • Chess Club
  • Wellness/ Workout club
  • Three different jazz bands: Jazz Band I= 8th grade, Jazz Band II= 7th grade, Jazz Band III= 6th grade
  • Student Council
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
  • Show Choir

The middle school also has sports teams. Both girls and boys in 7th and 8th grade can try out for volleyball and basketball, and grades 6–8 can participate in soccer, track, and cross country. The rival schools include:

Girls can also be in cheerleading or Poms.

After 8th grade, the students will attend Mundelein High School, Carmel High School, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, or Grayslake Central High School.

The principal is Pam Motsenbocker and the Assistant Principal is Jeff Kersten.

The school address is: 28871 N. Fremont Center Road Mundelein, IL 60060 and the school phone number is: 847-566-9384

Fremont Elementary School[edit]

The elementary school was the second school added to the district in 1998. It was built with 42 classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria, and a media center in 96,011 square feet.

When the elementary school was built, the grades K-3 moved there from the Middle School across the street. Then when the Intermediate School was built next door, 3rd Grade moved over there. Currently, Fremont Elementary School hosts the grades Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades.

The school backs up to the brand new Fremont Nature Trail where students can walk around in the forest along a path and learn about wildlife. The school is also next door to the soccer fields where the Mundelein Soccer teams plays. And a brand new frisbee golf course where students can go to play during recess and PE class.

The principal is Stefan Ladenburger for K-5. Jennifer Haack is the associate principal for K-5. Cathy Park serves as assistant principal at the elementary school.

The school address is: 28908 N. Fremont Center Road Mundelein, IL 60060 and the school phone number is: 847-837-0437

Fremont Intermediate School[edit]

The Fremont Intermediate School was built and added to the district in 2007 making it the newest building in the district. It was built with 51 classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria, and a media center in 118.458 square feet making it the biggest building out of the districts 3. The Intermediate School hosts the grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. It is connected to the Elementary School next door.

It opened for its first school year for the 2007-2008 school year. The building wasn't finished completely in time. The gym was still until construction along with the cafeteria. So the students had to use the Elementary School for lunch and gym class for the first few months of the school year.

The principal is Stefan Ladenburger for K-5 and Jennifer Haack is the associate principal. The assistant principal is Michael McDonnell.

The school address is: 28754 N. Fremont Center Road Mundelein, IL 60060 and the school phone number is: 847-388-3700

Fremont Transportation Building[edit]

The transportation building opened in 2007 and is located right next to the intermediate school. The building contains offices, meeting lounge, and 3 bays where mechanics can perform repairs on buses.

Fremont School District 79 owns their own fleet of school buses which are kept at the Transportation Center when they are not in use. There are currently around 40 bus routes for both the middle school and the elementary/intermediate school routes. Each bus runs a separate route for the middle school and elementary/intermediate schools. Fremont also has a good amount of special education buses going to various centers around Lake County.

Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, Fremont will provide special education transportation to students with special needs attending Mundelein School District 75, Diamond Lake School District 76, and Mundelein High School District 120. Fremont will transport these students to schools in Lake Forest, Gages Lake, Wauconda, and Palatine.

The transportation building address is: 28750 N. Fremont Center Road Mundelein, IL 60060 and the transportation building phone number is: 847-566-0305

Fremont District Office[edit]

The district office opened in 1996 and is located right next to the middle school. The 4,236 square foot building contains 6 offices, and 2 small meeting rooms.

The district office address is: 28855 N. Fremont Center Road Mundelein, IL 60060 and the district office phone number is: 847-566-0169

ISAT Scores[edit]

Grade 3

Reading

100% (2007)
89% (2006)
82% (2005)
84% (2004)

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2007.

Math

100% (2007)
92% (2006)
96% (2005)
100% (2004)

The state average for Math was 87% in 2007.

Grade 4

Reading

90% (2007)
89% (2006)

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2007.

Math

98% (2007)
95% (2006)

The state average for Math was 86% in 2007.

Grade 5

Reading

89% (2007)
87% (2006)
73% (2005)
80% (2004)

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2007.

Math

94% (2007)
91% (2006)
92% (2005)
87% (2004)

The state average for Math was 83% in 2007.

Grade 6

Reading

91% (2007)
88% (2006)

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2007.

Math

93% (2007)
92% (2006)

The state average for Math was 81% in 2007.

Grade 7

Reading

88% (2007)
84% (2006)

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2007.

Math

93% (2007)
88% (2006)

The state average for Math was 79% in 2007.

Grade 8

Reading

93% (2007)
86% (2006)
86% (2005)
83% (2004)

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2007.

Math

94% (2007)
90% (2006)
71% (2005)
73% (2004)

The state average for Math was 81% in 2007.

References[edit]

  • [1] Fremont Middle School Home Page
  • [2] Fremont Elementary School Home Page
  • [3] Fremont Intermediate School Home Page
  • [4] Fremont School District 79 Home Page
  • [5] Fremont School District 79 Past History Home Page
  • [6] Fremont School District 79 Present History Home Page
  • [7] Fremont School District 79 Transportation Home Page