Award Year: 2016

Oak Grove School

1700 South O'Plaine Road
Green Oaks, IL, 60048-1541

(847) 367-4120

Mr. Andrew Fenton, Principal at time of Nomination

Oak Grove School District #68 (Lake)

School Website

https://twitter.com/OakGrovePride

Mission

Educating and Inspiring Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 19%
  • Two or more races: 8%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
8th graders teaching our 1st grade for Veterans Day

8th graders teaching our 1st grade for Veterans Day

Oak Grove is an award winning, kindergarten through eighth grade school of 860 students who learn and grow together in a hands-on learning environment. Our motto is "Where Students Come First." Upon one's first step into our building, it is apparent the motto rings true. We are dedicated to a philosophy that promotes well-rounded students. It is our goal to provide the best all-around education of any elementary school district in Illinois. Oak Grove sets itself apart from all other area elementary schools by its focus on educating the "whole child." The district provides daily education in the fine arts, world language, health, physical education, and technology to every student, starting in kindergarten. In developing an environment where social emotional learning is critical to student growth, we employ a full-time Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teacher, who focuses on building character and developing a sense of social justice with students.

Oak Grove has a strong tradition of student leadership. Students work in close partnership with the school and community to lead activities and events that enrich school experiences. One of these events is the student coordinated Veterans Day assembly that is held each year. With the support of teachers, parents and administrators, the 8th grade class coordinates a memorable assembly each November 11th to honor our veterans. Distributive leadership is on full display that day, as an entire class works together and alongside their teachers inspiring all who attend "to reach their full potential."