Award Year: 2016

Tripp Elementary School

850 Highland Grove Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089-1549

(847) 955-3600

Mary Bhardwaj, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

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Prepare every student to thrive in a global society through personalized learning experiences that are challenging and designed to promote academic, social and emotional growth.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 43%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 42%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 38%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Tripp students having a ball in the 2016 school year!

Tripp students having a ball in the 2016 school year!

Tripp Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois is one of two elementary schools in the Aptakisic-Tripp School District serving students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Tripp School serves approximately 680 students with a wide range of activities and services including Performing Arts, STEM, and ubiquitous integration of modern technology. The Tripp community is rich in linguistic and cultural diversity with approximately 66% of households reporting one or more languages (other than English) spoken at home. Tripp students, teachers and families embrace the cultures and languages from which the students originate and the global perspectives they share. While its 20.6% mobility rate and 38% of students qualifying for English Language (EL) support pose some challenges for continuity of learning experiences, Tripp school is committed to preparing all of its learners to thrive in an increasingly global community where rapid and unprecedented change are certain. Preparing students for this reality requires more than content mastery across core disciplines. It requires the authentic transfer of knowledge to new contexts with authentic purposes. This is the impetus that drives Tripp's leaders and teachers to take risks, fail forward, innovate, create, and embrace the increasing diversity as an opportunity to develop global citizens right in the heart of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Tripp School provides its students and families that "home away from home" experience. Whether they are enrolled for a single trimester, or for all five years, all students and families are supported as valued members of the ever-expanding Tripp Elementary School family.