Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102
|Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District #102|
|Superintendent||Dr. Lori Wilcox |
|Enrollment||2,300 (as of 2017)|
|Average class size||21.7-25 (K-8) |
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-3 schools, Tripp Elementary School and Pritchett Elementary School. There is one middle school for grades 4-5 which is named Meridian Middle School. Early Childhood is located at Meridian, too. The junior high school, which is for grades 6-8, 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. D102 2017-2018 expansion brought many changes. The district office, that was a part of AJHS building, has moved to a neighboring building. The district office was redesigned to be the sixth grade classrooms. A new wing was built for music, art, Spanish, band and orchestra. Meridian has changed, too: an Early Childhood wing was built. Fourth grades from Tripp and Pritchett are moved to Meridian. Sixth grade is now at AJHS. Tripp and Pritchett became K-3 schools.
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