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1200 North Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060

(847) 949-2712
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July 01, 2014
I am so impressed with MG! Some highlights: -Use of the 7 Habits of Successful students throughout school -Free after school enrichment classes such as lego robotics, yearbook, ect. -New after school science and math program for gifted students -Excellent principal -Emphasis on technology (coding lessons, keyboarding, ect) I am a district mom and a teacher in another district and I am nothing but impressed!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
In redard to last post. I do agree that Lincoln was a better school. However, the students do get fed. It may be cereal but they do get fed. It is your own fault if you forgot to consider how your child will eat that day. Your childs nourishment and diet is upon you. Dont forget to send your child without lunch or snacks and dont blame others if you did. I was disappointed that they closed Lincoln. But I was happy that they decided to hire Lincolns Principal.( no names). I was also happy that my child was assigned to the same teacher from Lincoln. (no names). And one other thing. They do have a "gifted" program and your child was most likely tested. If you did not receive a letter explaining how the program works or what the qualifications are, your child may not have been in the running or your are simply not reading your mail or the letters sent in your childs folder that they are supposed to bring home to you everyday. Its a boomerang folder. Have you seen this? Cause if you are careless about what is happening with your child its on you. If you forget to feed your child dinner should the school call you? cause thats what it sounds like. Read what they send you.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
MG is not Lincoln School. This year has been a rough transition for families accustomed to the progressive teaching model of Lincoln school. D.75 closed Lincoln and consolidated 3-5 at MG without much input from the community. That being said, the principal from Lincoln is here at MG and there is a good start at changing the culture. Communication was poor, and teachers seemed dazed at first. I think there is a good core here and MG will be fine next year. The D 75 school board is now making efforts to reach out to parents for input, and the MG principal has installed many progressive models in the school again. One concern I have is with the lunches. The quality of the food is poor and they have, on occasion, had kids go without lunch when they forget their lunch money or bag lunch; without communicating to the parents this is going to happen. The overall education is good if your student does not require a more enriching environment. If you think your student is gifted or advanced, you should consider another option, MG doesn't even have pull-out or enrichment programs, let alone gifted education, for advanced students. MG will meet but not exceed the state standard

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
I hate this school. I call and ask a question, and no one knows the answer. I get no feed back on my child until after there was an issue. I am so glad she will only be there 6 more months. I find the teachers, and the ladies in the front office very rude.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
MG is a great school! The teachers are wonderful, the principal is caring and my kids enjoy going every day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2008
This is the best school I have ever seen in my life. I know this words are quite old, but the real fact is I can see the diffrence in my kid which I was hoping when I was in school, so I definately said that MG is born to create diffrence in the educational world of America.

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January 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2008
I am very proud to have my child going to a wonderful school. Ms. Thomas is a great teacher and we will miss her when Julie leaves next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2007
Excellent school. Both my kids love it here.

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September 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
I have an 8 and 9 year old in MG, and they love the school and their teachers. As a parent and a member of the PTA, I am somewhat concerned about the physical appearance/conditions at the school, the level of adult supervision in the hallways and on the playground, and the us/them mentality between school administration, the small group of active PTA attendees, and parents of students. There needs to be a more collaborative and welcoming partnering between parents and school administration instead of negative judgmentalism that has permeated the adult relations previously. We have a new PTA board, a new principal, a new school district superintendent, and a new school board this year who hopefully will work together better for more successful improvements and relationships in the school. I know I will work hard toward that goal.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
The teachers and staff at MG are wonderful. I dont' attend school with my son, but I know everything that goes on there every day. My son is an only child and has had no problems dealing with other children or struggles in learning. Kindergarten is such an exciting time in my child's life right now and he loves every minute of it. Music and gym are a couple of his top favorites as well as the 'centers' that Mrs. Filipo has in her classroom. We have good discussion about those, and if he leaves some information out of our conversation, I can ask him questions on the handouts that us, as parents, receive. My first year, and my son's first year, have been a fantastic exprirence.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
We have two children currently attending Mechanics Grove Elementary. We couldn't be happier or more satisfied with the education, attention, caring, discipline and warmth that they have each received from their teachers since day one. Both are given the opportunity to work above their grade level when appropriate and are given the extra time to review as needed. The Administration is exrtremely receptive to parent input and strongly encourages volunteer help at many levels. All in all, we are proud to be part of this school 'family'. There are many wonderful and concerned families in our school district who work very hard to ensure that we are giving our kids the best possible education with the resources that we have available.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2004
If I had the teachers and the programs that my two kids have at this school, I probably would have payed more attention. My kids come home and are happy to talk about all the things they do. They come home showing the grades they received on their homework that any parent would be proud of. The teachers are tuned into the students. They are first ones to reach out and give their student or students the attention to correct or give praise.The Principle is always involved in activities. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This school does not have administration with authority, therefore teachers and favored parents have the run of the mill. The school has no patience for challenging students.

- submitted by a parent
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Mechanics Grove Elementary School
1200 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL  60060
(847) 949-2712
Last modified Mechanics Grove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mechanics Grove Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top