Glenview Public School District 34

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Glenview Public School District 34 is a school district in the U.S. state of Illinois located predominantly in the north Chicago suburb of Glenview. The schools are hailed for their high rankings within the state of Illinois and for having more than three-quarters of teachers with Master's Degrees. The schools which make up District 34 are broken into three groups: PreK-2, 3-5, and 6-8 (more on this below).

Schools[edit]

PreK-2 (also referred to as Primary)

  • Henking School. Henking School opened in 1959. The school was named after Louise Henking, a member of the Board of Education from 1948-1957. She was the first female President of the Board of Education.[1] Henking School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003-04.[2]
  • Westbrook School. Westbrook School was named for Jesse N. Westbrook, the President of the Glenview Board of Education from 1934-1944. Westbrook School was built in 1950-1951 and designed by the Perkins and Will architectural firm. Westbrook School was located close to the Naval Air Station Glenview, and educated many children of military families.[1] Westbrook School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1988-89 and again in 1997-98.[2]
  • Lyon School. Lyon School was named for Clyde L. Lyon, the Principal of Glenview School beginning in 1937, and the first Superintendent of the Community Consolidated District 34 Board of Education (from 1942–1948).[1] Lyon School was built in 1948 and designed by the Perkins and Will architectural firm.[1] Lyon School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003-04.[2]

3-5 (also referred to as Intermediate)

  • Hoffman School. Hoffman School was named for Lil Hoffman, a teacher and principal of the original Glenview School and later Rugen School from 1942 - 1948. Hoffman School opened in 1955.[1]
  • Glen Grove School. Glen Grove School was built in 1960. It was named for a natural glen on the site and the old Grove School.[1]
  • Pleasant Ridge School. Pleasant Ridge School was built in 1961. It was named for its location, near the intersection of Pleasant Lane and Sunset Ridge.[1]

6-8 (also referred to as Middle School or Junior High)

  • Springman School. Springman School was named for John Springman, District 34 Superintendent from 1948-1970.[1] Springman Middle School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School 1987-88 and again in 2008-09.[2]
  • Attea School. Attea School was named for Dr. William J. Attea, Glenview Public Schools Superintendent from 1970-1994. In 1990, Dr. Attea was named one of the nation's top 100 school administrators. Attea School was built in 2001 in the Glen, the historic land of the former Naval Air Station Glenview. Attea and Springman both have a large amount of their students on the High honor roll and the Honor Roll.[1]

Facts[edit]

- Enrollment of about 4,800 for the 2010-2011 school year [2]

- On average, teachers average more than 11 years of teaching experience and 76% of District 34 teachers have a master’s degree or above.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dlatt, Mark (2003), A History of Community Consolidated District 34: From the Prairie to the 21st Century (PDF), Glenview, IL: Community Consolidated School District 34, p. 48 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Glenview Public School District #34: Facts and Figures". 2010. Retrieved 28 Nov 2010.