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4 things to know about Woodlawn Middle School

Friday, 02 Aug 2019 at 10:26 am

Woodlawn is one of two middle schools in District 96. Located at 6362 Gilmer Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047, the student body is a mix of Buffalo Grove, Prairie View, and Long Grove residents. 

As part of an ongoing series here on the blog, I want to share a few quick facts about each school + a bonus local food recommendation. For more detailed information, you can check out Woodlawn's main website here.


Number of students reported in the 2018 - 2019. 

Great Culture

Who better to talk about the culture than Woodlawn's very own, Principal Greg Grana! Principal Grana generously contributed this post for an earlier spot on the blog. 

My favorite quote from the article:

"Our students are valued in the classroom and there is a premium placed on our different background and beliefs. Woodlawn is a community, family and place where students feel safe and appreciated. In fact, our culture and educational system has been given prestigious, national and international awards. Schools from around the United States and the world have visited Woodlawn and District 96 to see how we operate in person.  I may be biased, but having been the Woodlawn principal for the last thirteen years, I can honestly say that no school matches the culture of Woodlawn."

2018 Recipient of the DuFour award

In 2018, Woodlawn received the annual DuFour award. "This national award honoring the memory and work of Dr. Richard DuFour to help every student succeed is without precedent in School District 96. It's the third time the award has been presented and Woodlawn is the first middle school to receive it. Qualified applicants included schools across the United States, Canada, and Australia who met the rigorous standards of being recognized on AllThingsPLC."

More information on the award, read the full article here.

Blue Ribbon Recipient 

Woodlawn has received a National Blue Ribbon honor and was named an Apple Distinguished school in 2015. 

Great Tacos

Looking to start a weekly "Taco Tuesday" tradition with your family? Make sure to check out the street tacos at Chatterbox in Long Grove! 

Florence Lee is a residential real estate expert who proudly serves buyers and sellers in Cook County and Lake County, with a focus on Kildeer Countryside District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125 (Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods, and Vernon Hills). Having grown up in the North Shore and now a Lake County resident of 11 years, Florence has extensive knowledge in these geographic areas. This blog is your go-to spot for information and profiles on the local communities, schools, residents, restaurants, and more. All of the things that make this area such a great spot to live!