Forest Glen Elementary School
Stately elm trees stand, like columns, before the main entrance of Forest Glen Elementary, a school with a history that stretches back to the earliest days of Glen Ellyn. The present school, opened in 1950, is actually the third incarnation of the school known today as Forest Glen. The first was a one-room schoolhouse opened in 1841 as Stacy's Corner School, then renamed Forest Glen in 1892.
"There is such a rich tradition here because this school has been in the community for so long," says principal Mary Hornacek, who attributes her school's longevity and reputation to "the commitment of the staff, the parents and the community to provide a high-quality and enriching education for their children, and to get them ready for the 21st century."
Forest Glen is one of four elementary schools in Glen Ellyn School District 41, which offers district-wide programs including art, music, physical education and a gifted program. The school's outdoor facilities include a cloistered area with two playground sets and a basketball hoop. Indoors, there are two gymnasiums. The school occupies a six-acre site at the southwest corner of Elm and Main, just steps away from the intersection and district known as Five Corners.
- Fax: 630-790-6468
- Hours: Kindergarten (half-day): 9:00am - 11:40am; 12:45pm - 3:25pm; Grades 1 - 5: 9:00am - 3:25pm
- Handicap Accessible: Reserved parking, ramp
- Founding Date: Aug 01 1950
- Number of students: 532
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Accreditation/licenses: Illinois State Board of Education
- Student-to-teacher ratio: Varies by grade, ranges from 20:1 to 27:1
- Parking: On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 35
- How engaged is the school with the community?: We have lots of community volunteers and parent volunteers who are very involved with the school.
- What makes this community special?: The community's investment in having good schools. And the fact that a lot of people who were raised in Glen Ellyn choose to come back to Glen Ellyn to raise their family.
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: Early childhood through 5th grade
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Computer lab, Library, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: Programs offered through the PTA include Language at Lunch (Spanish and French), Chess Club, Junior Great Books and Rising Stars (dramatic productions). District-wide programs for Band, Orchestra and Chorus are also available.