Crystal Lake School District 47 has the largest student enrollment in McHenry County with slightly more…More than 9,000 students. The students are housed in 12 different schools; nine elementary and three middle schools. The district also has a preschool with more than 100 children enrolled.
The district began in 1936 when Leon Lundahl became superintendent of the elementary school district.
Donn Mendoza currently serves as the superintendent.
Husmann Elementary School 131 W Paddock St, Crystal Lake, IL60014 Husmann Elementary offers kindergarten through fifth grade. Founded in 1884, the school was originally named Union…More School and served both Crystal Lake and Nunda. After Crystal Lake and Nunda united in the early 1900s, the school was renamed Central Elementary School. In 1985, the school was renamed John L. Husmann Elementary School in honor of a retiring principal who served District 47 for 35 years.
Canterbury Elementary School 875 Canterbury Dr, Crystal Lake, IL60014 The eighth school to be added to District 47, Canterbury Elementary School opened its doors in the fall of 1971. The…More school was opened with the idea of focusing on team teaching. The school tries to teach to the individual student rather than the student body as a whole. To do this, the school uses programs such as Dual Language, Extended Curriculum, Special Education, and Speech. Extra-curriculars such as band, reading programs and art shows are offered.
Glacier Ridge Elementary School 1120 Village Rd, Crystal Lake, IL60014 The newest addition to District 47, Glacier Ridge Elementary School opened its doors on August 27, 2001. Offering…More kindergarten through fifth grade, the school houses approximately 730 students to go along with its staff of 60. Making this school unique, Glacier Ridge also offers an early childhood center for children with special needs. The additional 125 children attend Wehde Early Childhood Center, located on the Glacier Ridge campus.