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Facilities and Grounds

What we do

 
The Facilities and Grounds Department, is responsible for overseeing all maintenance aspects of all the district schools and facilities, ensuring safety and compliance.

Our Schools

 
John B. Turner School opened in 1953 and was named after Turner, a railroad executive for the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. He was an early benefactor of the community and donated land for one of the first schools. The second plat of land (which would eventually become West Chicago) was called Turner in honor of his contributions.

Gary School was constructed in 1955 and was named for the Gary family, early Winfield Township settlers. Gary's Mill, a pioneer settlement, took its name from the sawmill (erected by the 3 Gary brothers in 1837) which served as the center of the once prosperous community. The settlement grew to include a one room school house built 1851, Gary's Mill School.

Leman Middle School is the new name for the West Chicago Junior High, built in 1962. This change reflects a new organization of the school and represents a philosophy of education which addresses not only the academic, but the social, psychological, and emotional needs of adolescents.

Indian Knoll School opened in 1967. It is located in an area of prehistoric Native American activity. Archeological digs in the nearby Winfield Mounds have uncovered arrowheads and stone artifacts. This area has a tradition of being a favorite stopping place of the Indians.

Pioneer School opened in 1971. It was named after the Pioneer, one of the first three locomotive engines owned by the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad, the first railroad operation in Illinois. It first arrived in this area in 1849. The Pioneer is now on permanents exhibit at the Chicago Historical Museum.

Arvilla Currier School opened at the start of 1994 school year. It is located near the old Gary's Mill School site. It is named after Arvilla Currier, who was one of the first teachers in what would become West Chicago. She taught at Gary's Mill School in 1854.

Charles T. Wegner School opened at the start of the 1994 school year. It is named after Wegner, the past president of the Jel Sert Corporation located in West Chicago. The Wegner family has been very supportive of our school district and community for many years.
Facilities and Grounds Staff
Fred Cadena  
Director, Facilities & Grounds
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Fred C
Arely Alfaro
Executive Secretary
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
[email protected] 

Arely A
Jim Duerr 
Maintenance Mechanic
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Jim D
Francisco Jimenenez 
Facility Engineer
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Francisco J
Mike Grzegorzewski 
Head Custodian
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm  
 Mike G
Tim Koehring 
Courier
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
[email protected] 
 Tim K
Rudy Guerrero
Grounds
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Rudy G
Charles Kleppetsch 
Grounds
312 East Forest Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-6000
Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Charlie K

John E. Henning, Educational Service Center

 
312 East Forest Avenue
(630) 293-6000
  • Dr. Charles Johns, Superintendent
  • Marisa Alvarado, Custodian

Currier Elementary School

 
Year Constructed 1994
800 Gary's Mill Road
(630) 293-6600
  • Mark Truckenbrod, Principal
  • Fabio Lorenzana, Head Custodian
  • Rosa Garcia, Custodian

Indian Knoll Elementary School

 
Year Constructed 1967
0N645 Indian Knoll Road
(630) 293-6020
  • Jennifer Tapia, Principal
  • Humberto Benitez, Head Custodian
  • Cecilia Ferrer, Custodian

Turner Elementary School

 
Year Constructed 1952
750 Ingalton Avenue
(630) 293-6050
  • John Rodriguez, Principal
  • Brad Leonard, Head Custodian
  • Steven Farmer, Custodian

Leman Middle School

 
Year Constructed 1963
238 East Hazel Street
(630) 293-6060
  • Lea DeLuca, Principal
  • Kevin Bulava, Asst. Principal
  • Amie Correa, Asst. Principal
  • Margaret Lay, Asst. Principal
  • Jose Enriquez, Head Custodian
  • Donald Franch, Custodian
  • Gerald Wesley, Custodian
               Evening Staff
  • William Altimarano, Head Custodian 
  • Shaban Coku, Custodian
  • Maria Cielo, Custodian
  • Amelia Amaro, Custodian
  • Maria Delgado, Custodian
  • Nohemi Ortiz, Custodian

Early Learning Center

 
Year Constructed 2006
300 East Forest Avenue
(630) 293-6000
  • Sandra Warner, Principal
  • Marisa Alvarado, Custodian

Trinity Preschool


331 George Street
(630) 293-6000
  • Sandra Warner, Principal
  • Fatmir Seseri, Head Custodian
  • Guadalupe Avila, Custodian

Gary Elementary School

 
Year Constructed 1956
130 East Forest Avenue
(630) 293-6010
  • Stephanie Drake, Principal
  • Isaias Aguirre, Head Custodian
  • Maria Colomoxcatl, Custodian

Pioneer Elementary School

 
Year Constructed 1971
615 Kenwood Avenue
(630) 293-6040
  • Gloria Trejo, Principal
  • Roy Rodriguez, Head Custodian
  • Jay Yang, Custodian

Wegner Elementary School

 
Year Constructed 1994
1180 Marcella Lane
(630) 293-6400
  • Karen Apostoli, Principal
  • Paul Shankle, Head Custodian
  • Stephen Hoover, Custodian

Educare of West DuPage

 
Year Constructed 2012
851 Pearl Road
(630) 957-5500
  • Eugenie Matula, Director
  • Guadalupe Terrazas, Head Custodian
  • Jose Toxtle, Custodian
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