Gavin School District 37

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Gavin Central Elementary School
Address
36414 N Ridge Ave
Ingleside, IL 60041
Information
School type Public School
Motto The Gavin School District promotes student

achievement and positive character development to enable our students to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.[citation needed]

School board Connie Thorsen - President
Superintendent Dr. Ahlemeyer
School number District 37
Principal Dr. Jo Amburgey
Enrollment 1,006
Mascot Tiger
Website
Gavin South Junior High School
Address
25775 W Highway 134
Ingleside, IL 60041
Information
School type Public School
Motto The Gavin School District promotes student

achievement and positive character development to enable our students to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

School board Connie Thorsen - President
Superintendent Dr. Ahlemeyer
School number District 37
Principal Mr. Ron Banion
Enrollment 1,006
Mascot Tiger
Website

Education[edit]

  • Gavin Central

Grades 1–5
Public School


  • Gavin South

Grades 6–8, Kindergarten
Public School

Athletics[edit]

Gavin South
Boys

Girls

History[edit]

The schools are named after a farmer who lent some of his land to be used as a school in the 1840s. Prior to the 1995-6 school year, there were three Gavins: Central, North and South. Central housed Pre-K – 3rd grades, North 4th and 5th grades, and South 6–8th grades. In 1996 a new Gavin Central was built, and consequently the old one was knocked down. From 1996-2003 the arrangements were as follows: North housed Pre/K to 1st grades, Central 2nd to 5th grades and South 6-8th grades. Then, for only 1 year (03/04) PreK-5th was at Central. In the Spring of 04, problems with roof damage. In the 04 / 05 year, P/K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade. went to class at Lakes Community High School, and 2-4th Grade attended class in Lake Zurich and Grade 5 at South. That year also saw the district's loss of North, also due to supposed "structural problems". The property was sold to the town of Lake Villa for way under price and was fixed up within a few months and is now a community center. Gavin Central was eventually reopened and now houses 1st–5th grade. Gavin South now houses Pre-K, Early Childhood, Kindergarten and grades 6–8. Over the past few years there have been many administration problems and changes within the district. Also, beginning in the 2004–05 school year Gavin cut its band and chorus programs, but there was band for 4th and 5th graders last year.