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.
The city of Crystal Lake is located in McHenry County about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. The city has grown…More significantly throughout the years with the population expanding from 14,000 in the early 1970's to more than 40,000 today. Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County. Crystal Lake is best known for its parks and lakes. More than 1,600 acres of parks and open land are located in the city as well as the 230-acre Crystal Lake, which is enjoyed by the residents for swimming, boating, fishing and even skating in the winter. Crystal Lake has two large school districts within its borders, Elementary School District 47 and Community High School District 155. The city also offers a number of private schools and preschools. The Crystal Lake government is comprised of a mayor, city manager and city council. The city council meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers inside City Hall. The city offers police, fire and rescue, buildings and grounds and a parks department.