Indian Prairie School District 204

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Indian Prairie School District 204 (abbreviated IPSD) serves students from the Illinois communities of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville, in DuPage and Will counties.[1] Currently, one preschool, twenty-one elementary schools, seven middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative high school are in the district. There are thirty-one District 204 schools in Naperville and Aurora and one in Bolingbrook. The third high school (Metea Valley High School) opened in Aurora in August 2009. This prompted Waubonsie Valley High School's Gold Campus to be converted into a seventh middle school known as Gregory Fischer Middle School.

History[edit]

The district was formed in 1972 by the mergers of Wheatland Elementary District 40, Elementary District 90 and Indian Plains Elementary District 182. The district began as a Kindergarten-8th Grade (K-8) district, with its students attending Naperville Central High School for 9th Grade-12th Grade until Waubonsie Valley High School was constructed for District 204 and opened in 1975. The district opened eleven buildings during the 1990s, at all levels of primary and secondary education.Neuqua Valley High School was introduced to the district in 1997. Another two elementary buildings were opened in 2001-2002, another in 2007, and a third high school, called Metea Valley High School, opened in 2009, to relieve overpopulation of Neuqua Valley High School and Waubonsie Valley High School.

Elementary schools and preschools[edit]

School's name School's namesake Location Mascot Principal Year opened
Prairie Children's Preschool Aurora Sally Osborne 1998
Brookdale Elementary School Brookdale subdivision Naperville Bobcats Mary Howicz 1985
Brooks Elementary School Gwendolyn Brooks Aurora Tigers Tyrone Smith 1995
Builta Elementary School Wayne Builta, former teacher at Waubonsie Valley Bolingbrook Badgers Kim Stephens 1999
Clow Elementary School Robert E. Clow, school board president Naperville Cougars Sarah Nowak 1979
Cowlishaw Elementary School Mary Lou Cowlishaw, retired member of the Illinois General Assembly Naperville Koalas Kenneth Bonomo 1997
Fry Elementary School Fry family, longtime residents of Will County, Illinois Naperville Foxes Laurel Hillman 2001
Georgetown Elementary School Georgetown subdivision Aurora Hawks Janan Szurek 1986
Gombert Elementary School Peter M. Gombert, former Associate Superintendent for Business Aurora Gators Jeremy Ricken 1998
Graham Elementary School V. Blanche Graham, former teacher and principal Naperville Falcons Claudette Walton 1996
Kendall Elementary School Oliver Julian Kendall, World War I casualty from Naperville Naperville Patriots Lena Guerrieri 1998
Longwood Elementary School Longwood subdivision Naperville Lions Laura Johnston 1972
McCarty Elementary School McCarty Brothers (Founders of Aurora) Aurora Mustangs Kevin Schnable 1989
Owen Elementary School Owen Wavrinek, former School Board President [2] Naperville Owls Kim Erlenbaugh 2002
Patterson Elementary School Patterson family, early settlers of Wheatland Township, Will County, Illinois. Naperville Prairie Dogs Michelle Frost 1993
Peterson Elementary School Danielle Joy Peterson, a district graduate and former employee, now deceased Naperville Panthers Terri Russell 2007
Spring Brook Elementary School Spring Brook subdivision Naperville Huskies Dave Worst 1990
Steck Elementary School Reba O. Steck, former teacher Aurora Eagles Elizabeth Pohlmann 1992
Watts Elementary School/ May Watts* Naperville Wolverines Brian LeCrone 1989
Welch Elementary School Arlene Welch, former teacher Naperville White Tigers Joan Peterson 1999
White Eagle Elementary School White Eagle subdivision Aurora Wolves Jon Vogel 1995
Young Elementary School Nancy Young, former librarian Aurora Dolphins Adrienne Morgan 1999

Middle schools[edit]

School's name School's namesake Location Mascot Principal Year opened
Crone Middle School Clifford Crone, former superintendent Plainfield Panthers Allan Davenport 1997
Fischer Middle School Gregory Fischer, Educator Aurora (in the converted Gold Campus of Waubonsie) Falcons Jennifer Nonnemacher 2009
Granger Middle School Francis Granger, early resident of DuPage County, Illinois Aurora Grizzlies Autumn Desiderio 1993
Gregory Middle School Gordon Arthur Gregory, former school board president Naperville Pioneers Stephen Severson 1987
Hill Middle School Thayer J. Hill, first superintendent of IPSD 204. Naperville Trailblazers Michael Dutdut 1981
Scullen Middle School Thomas G. Scullen, former superintendent Naperville Sharks James Seput 2001
Still Middle School Jeffrey C. Still, former teacher at Waubonsie Valley and Granger Aurora Bulldogs Kimberly Cornish 1997

High schools[edit]

School's name School's namesake Location Mascot and Colors Principal Year opened
Indian Plains Alternative High School Aurora Hawks Green and Blue Cecilia Tobin
Waubonsie Valley High School Waubonsie, chief of the Potawatomi Aurora Warriors Green and Gold Jason Stipp 1975
Neuqua Valley High School Neuqua, son of Waubonsie Naperville Wildcats Blue and Gold Robert McBride Jr. 1997
Metea Valley High School Metea, chief of the Potawatomi Aurora Mustangs Black and Gold Darrell Echols 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boundary Map". Indian Prairie School District 204. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Owen Elementary School is the only elementary school in the district to use its namesake's first name (or the name of the subdivision the school was constructed in) for the building, rather than the last name.

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