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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
I love the curriculum and the education that it provides for my child.
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.
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.
Even though the facilities are lacking, the family environment within is awesome.
It is a GREAT school full of wonderful teachers. They create a family environment with the fewest resources in the District.
I really love the fact that GGS is dedicated to academics AND community. I feel very blessed that my children attended GGS.
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.
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.
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!
This is such a family-oriented place! The teachers are awesome, the parents are supportive, and the students are out of this world!
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 .
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!!
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.
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!
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