Harrison Street School Geneva
Harrison Street School has been the only public school in Geneva's east side since 1928. The elementary school underwent life-safety remodeling in 2009-10, and is now a beautiful facility, with large classrooms, art and computer rooms, and a small TV studio, where students project morning announcements.
Shonette Sims is Harrison's new principal, beginning with the 2010-11 school year.
"People aren't just showing up with textbooks, they're showing up with rakes or computers to help make the school better," Sims said. "Harrison is one of the more established schools in the district, and it has a wonderful sense of history and tradition."
- Fax: 630-463-3309
- Hours: Office: 7:45am - 3:45pm; Grades 1 - 5: 8am - 2:15pm; Kindergarten AM: 8am - 10:30am; Kindergarten PM: 11:45am - 2:15pm
- Handicap Accessible: Lift to stage in gymnasium; elevator to second floor
- Founding Date: Aug 01 1928
- Number of students: 430
- Male-to-female ratio: 221 male : 209 female
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: None
- Acceptance rate (%): 100
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 18 : 1
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Number of faculty: Staff of 75 includes shared instructors; about 50 certified faculty
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Harrison Street School has a history of community involvement. It has a strong PTO, and a tradition of including families in activities, ranging from the annual 5th grade play, to fun fairs, to sharing of gymnasium facilities with the Geneva Park District
- What makes this community special?: "There's a true sense of community in Geneva," Principal Shonette Sims, said. "Even though it's a community of almost 26,000 people, it feels like a small town. Everywhere you go, you see someone you know."
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: Kindergarten - 5th grade
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Language lab, Library, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: Student Council, Safety Patrol