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K-8
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Gurnee, IL
Students enrolled: 417

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333 Cty W20
Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 249-6253
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October 30, 2014
River Trail is the best school in Lake County! I have never felt more welcomed in a building as I have at River Trail. There is a pure dedication to learning!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
River Trail School is an amazing place to be. Teachers, Staff and Administration all greatly care about each and every one of the students. The family atmosphere where everyone helps each other is truly unique.

- submitted by a teacher
October 08, 2013
Both my children go to River Trail and I love this school. It us up to date on technological learning with the use of iPads and a great tech educated staff. The community has many parent volunteers and the children are proud to belong. Some of the brightest students I've come across.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
Gurnee Grade is now River Trails Schoool. We have moved into our new beautiful, renovated building. We now are a "complete" package. Fantastic teachers, great administrators and culture of working together with parents. Any issue I have ever had has been immediately addressed. Every student in this district receives their own iPad. This district is on the cutting edge! Lastly, River Trails received Academic Excellence from the state based on their last ISAT testing. Lastly, I'm not sure the comment regarding racial diversity is accurate. I believe River Trails has the same diversity across the district.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2011
My child and I adore the teachers! PE every day and all day K is wonderful for those little ones. Not impressed with the focus of the current principal,board and superintendent who seems to be waiting out retirement. With the building of the new schools, this could be a real opportunity to make GGS comparable to high preforming schools in lake county. I hope decisions like ergonomic furniture from Germany or over sized district offices don't take away from keeping our school a competitive learning environment. Time to raise our library and science lab expectations and offer advanced programs in reading,science..

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
My daughter has been at this school since she started school. She is now in the 6 grade going to 7th. I love the teachers. They actually care about the students and their well being. As a parent i am truly happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love the sense of community embodied by the staff, parents and students. I also love that even in tough times our parents, staff and students come together to find ways to continue to support the learning community that is Gurnee Grade School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love the curriculum and the education that it provides for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Such a wonderful sense of learning and community going on at this school. All of the teachers teach 'out of the box' and have prepared many students for high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Gurnee Grade is a wonderful place to learn. It is filled with creative, fun loving teachers who truly enjoy their jobs. My children have not only learned how to achieve their academic goals, but more importantly how to work with their peers in and out of the classroom setting. I am so proud to tell anyone who will listen about the education my children are receiving at GGS school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
It is simply a wonderful place for students to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Even though the facilities are lacking, the family environment within is awesome.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 03, 2010
It is a GREAT school full of wonderful teachers. They create a family environment with the fewest resources in the District.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I really love the fact that GGS is dedicated to academics AND community. I feel very blessed that my children attended GGS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
An amazing K-8 school where teachers REALLY care, and kids have a feeling of support and family while attending school daily. Now - just need a facility that meets the quality of the people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love Gurnee Grade School. The environment is very supportive. There is definitely a family atmosphere at Gurnee Grade. The teachers are very involved with the students from Kindergarten through eighth grade. I went to a parochial school as a child, and GGS has the same feel as that private school. It's a great place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!! We moved into the area specifically to attend Gurnee Grade School and have not been disappointed. This is a small, 'family friendly' school that I often describe as the 'Walut Grove' feeling from Little House on the Prairie. We love all the teachers and have had nothing but good experiences. We've been enrolled for 4 years and will be sad when one of our children graduates next year and has to leave! The teachers are kind and sincerely care about each student. A+ all around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
This is such a family-oriented place! The teachers are awesome, the parents are supportive, and the students are out of this world!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
The staff here has to put up with a lot from flooding to the building falling apart around them. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter yet they keep coming and coming. No one complains, everyone smiles. Thank you GGS staff, for teaching our children and creating such a good work environment .

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
The staff at Gurnee Grade School is the absolute best! They truly care about all of the students and go above and beyond every day!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Gurnee Grade has always focused on being a family and community oriented school. It was one of the reasons we chose to send our kids there. The teachers are so involved not only in the kids education but in their emotional well being. It is an incredible atmosphere for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Gurnee Grade School is known for it's family atmosphere and the staff works hard to make every child feel comfortable and confident learners. The staff cares about the children and wants them all to succeed!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 03, 2010
Gurnee Grade is like a school from the past. The feel when you walk in is that of a family. My daughter can go visit her first grade teacher during her lunch even though she is now in 7th grade. It is a caring community that provides the academic challenges a student needs to function in our modern society. The teachers are all exceptional in their craft yet supportive and nurturing to the students. We love Gurnee Grade School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The staff is outstanding in their dedication to the high quality of education they provide for their students. This school is literally crumbling around them and yet not one staff member allows that to impact the education of the students. You walk in that school and the positive energy is overwhelming. Every teacher knows every student. GGS alumni are welcomed back with open arms to visit. GGS is more than a school it is a second family. I consider myself very fortunate to have my children attend school at GGS.

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November 24, 2009
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October 10, 2009
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June 17, 2008
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October 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
This is a great school. Since the opening of the school(which was not long ago), it has been getting better and better. The principal is very active in trying to get kids to do there best. Teachers put extra time and work in to advance this new school forward.If you want a small school with a sense of community this is the school for you.

- submitted by a student
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Gurnee Grade School
333 Cty W20, Gurnee, IL  60031
(847) 249-6253
Last modified Gurnee Grade School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gurnee Grade School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top