History of District 47

  • Crystal Lake schools have been around since the late 19th century when the first one-room schoolhouse was built by the Beardsley family. Today Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 enrolls approximately 7,300 students and employs about 1,200 staff members within its 12 schools, early childhood center, warehouse facility, and administrative building. Deeply rooted in the community, District 47 is proud to serve the needs of its students and families. Please use the links below to learn more about our proud past and present. 

     

    The Beginning

    The Creation of Districts 47 and 155

    20th Century

    21st Century

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    School Openings

     

    1949 - Central Elem.

    1952 - South Elem.

    1954 - North Elem.

    1959 - South Junior High

    1963 - West Elem.

    1967 - Coventry Elem.

    1969 - North Junior High

    1971 - Canterbury Elem.

    1991 - Indian Prairie Elem.

    1996 - Hannah Beardsley MS

    1997 - Woods Creek Elem.

    2001 - Glacier Ridge Elem.