Western Avenue School Geneva
Western Avenue School, a K-5 school on Geneva's southwest side, was constructed in 1964. Principal Ron Zeman says Western Avenue is a neighborhood school in the truest and best sense. Many students are second-generation attendees and many of Western Avenue's experienced teachers live within walking distance.
The school promotes community service, with each grade taking on a special project every year. With the completion of Fabyan Elementary School in 2008-09, WAS went from crowded to right size. New playground equipment is part of a pretty, functional 14-acre campus.
- Fax: 630-463-3509
- Hours: Office Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm School Hours: Grades 1-5: 8am-2:15pm Kindergarten Morning: 8-10:30am Kindergarten Afternoon: 11:45am-2:15pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: Aug. 1 1964
- Number of students: 615
- Male-to-female ratio: 50-50
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: None
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 50 total staff members
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The school is very engaged with its neighborhood, parents and PTO. Community service projects by each class set Western Avenue apart in its engagement with the community as a whole.
- What makes this community special?: Parents are actively involved, which is one of the reasons more than 84 percent of Western Avenue students rank above the 50th percentile in state student achievement scores.
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Library, Sports facilities