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Ingleside, IL
Students enrolled: 407

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36414 North Ridge Avenue
Ingleside, IL 60041

(847) 973-3280
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June 01, 2015
good morning, If your gonna send your child to Gavin, maybe you should think hard about doing so.. The teachers are truly not what you think. My child had medical problems threw all the middle school yrs.And was picked on by the teacher during each yr she was there. Every day my child would come home upset. and tell me she didn't want to go bk there.I called the principal and the teacher her self.. no change. I will be calling the board of education. At the end of the yr this teacher had the nerve to try and say sorry for being mean.. admitted to my child that she had been awful to her in the last 3 yrs while she was there at Gavin. Who does this to a child ... and these adults are teaching our children.. terrible..

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June 02, 2014
Excellent school and teachers. My daughter was having trouble reading in 1st grade. They implemented a reading program for the children that were having difficulty during the school day. After a month and a half of that extra support my child is reading exceptionally well. Its nearing the end of the school year and I am so impressed with how far my daughter has come and the teachers here. They truly have your child's best interest in mind.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2014
To sum up my with Gavin Central and not get long winded I will just state that there is an air of tolerance inside the school about bullying. So far I have had to: Call the Principal (several times, futile waste of time), call the Director for the buses (several times, futile waste of time), went through two different Vice Principals in two years, and have had to file a police report! The teachers are hit or miss, some of them are awesome, some go to work to get a paycheck. It's too bad that I bought an awesome house in the area, I will be doing everything in my power to get rezoned.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2014
My child is attending first grade at Gavin Central. I'm upset because there is a great LACK in communication between the teachers and parents. I want to play an active role in my child's education and since she has attended this school I feel I'm not able to do that. I want to be involved, come into the class, observe occasionally, help out in the room and I'm not able to do that. I've mentioned this to the teacher several times and I get no where with her. Its very frustrating. We may just consider moving to get her into a different school once this year is over. This is not what I was expecting from this school at all.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2013
Gavin is an EXCELLENT school. My son has learned so much in 1st grade that I made sure when we moved , that we stayed in Gavin district. The teachers pay attention to the needs of each child. I knew my son would need speech class, but I didnt mention it to them because I wanted to see if they noticed on their own, and they not only noticed, but set up speech for him and said they want to do all they can for him. I was very impressed. The communication with the teacher is wonderful. The school staff is so friendly and caring. I would highly recommend Gavin to everyone!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2012
I have a special needs child and I feel the school does an excellent job! The teachers and staff are wonderful and they do a great job at helping the kids learn in different ways. They give discipline when needed and positive feedback too! Many teachers have been there for 20-25 years. Remember it takes good communication with the teachers to help your child succeed, you can't put the blame on teachers. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2011
I went here and didn't like it at all. The classrooms were overcrowded and I would get in trouble for reading ahead in class... I wouldn't rate this low based solely on that. However 12 years later when my sister recently went here she had a lot going on and the school social workers took forever on addressing her concerns and gave her no support and then she was talking in class one day (which I know she should not have been doing) but the teachers punishment was to slap her on the mouth. She is homeschooled now. If your kid doesnt have to go here don't send them.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
June 02, 2009
To the parent who feels this school does not offer anything you could not be more wrong. This school has after school activities in sports, homework club, band, choir, art, plus after school club. Surrounding schools are not offering this. It's all in what you get invovled in. Teacher strive to get your child the help they need. Gavin has come a long way and offers many opportunities for the kids to explore themselves. Check it out more, get involved. Great school and awesome teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 01, 2009
I think there are better schools around the area and if you are buying a home i would look in another school district. they do have good teachers but dont really offer anything else to the kids.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2008
awesome school there lots of activites and very good teacers.

- submitted by a student

August 14, 2008
the school is very educating school for kids even my kids go there and their having a blast

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
This school has come a long way since my kids have been there. Granted they have had their problems, however what school around us doesn't at this time. I think the school leadership is heading in the right direction. I am excited to see what new opportunities leadership brings to our district. All the teacher's I have had experience with are great and go above and beyond for their students. Communication is very important in all aspects and could use some work. Overall in the 6 years I am happy to be part of this school district.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
I love Gavin central.I haven't had any problems with the school at all.My daughter's teacher is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2006
If you have an option pick another school. My expierence has been horrible. I had a real problem with some of their, unorthodox methods. Not to mention the district is on a financial watch list. And the principal and superintendant have both resigned. This info I got from the Daily Herald. Lee Fillas writes all the articles on this school please check them out. The school report card showed they as a district spent 600 dollars more per year per student than our old school. This school was unable to have some of the yearly events due to lack of a budget. Spend 15 grand more and get in the Lake Villa district so much better so much. My ten year old wants me to put him in private school. Call the Illinois State Board of education to get info on the complaints filed this year mine should be there.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2005
Hi My name is Allyson Cochran. I went to this school for the grades 1-4 and I thought it was the best school ever but I think they should take it down and start over but make it the same. P.S I am in the 7th grade now. This rateing is what I think now. 2005 I live in VA

- submitted by a student
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Gavin Central School
36414 North Ridge Avenue, Ingleside, IL  60041
(847) 973-3280
Last modified Gavin Central School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gavin Central School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top