Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102

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Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District #102
1231 Weiland Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Established 1956
School district 102
Superintendent Dr. Theresa Dunkin [1]
Grades Pre-K-8
Enrollment 2,003 (as of 2010)[2]
Average class size 21.7-25 (K-8) [2]

The Aptakisic-Tripp School District is a school district in Lake County, Illinois. Most students live in Buffalo Grove, a northern suburb of Chicago, yet many live in unincorporated Prairie View or Deerfield. It operates four schools and covers grades Early Childhood through 8.

There are two K-4 schools, Tripp Elementary School and Pritchett Elementary School. There is one middle school for grades 5-6 which is named Meridian Middle School. The junior high school, which is for grades 7-8, is named Aptakisic Junior High School.

Students who live within the district's boundaries attend Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire; Stevenson is not controlled by District 102 but by Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125.

The district was originally split into the Aptakisic School and the Tripp School during the 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Due to a growing city of Buffalo Grove, the schools united into one in the 1960s. Along with a united district came a brand new school. By the 1970s the school was unable to handle the growing city and the school was torn down and the Aptakisic School came up. By 1981, grades K-5 began going to the new Pritchett Elementary School. In the late 1980s, Tripp Middle School was built serving grades 3-5, at which point Pritchett Elementary served only grades K-2. Aptakisic School was now a junior high serving grades 6, 7, and 8. By 1994, Meridian Middle School was built to handle grade 5 and 6, while Tripp Middle School became an elementary school serving K-4, alongside Pritchett. Pritchett School also houses Pre-K classrooms for three- and four-year-old students who reside within District 102 boundaries.


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