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2022-2023 Theme 

Each school year Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Hunt launches a theme for the district. The theme for the 2021-22 school year was #SeetheStudent220. The theme for the 2022-23 school year will be announced August 19, 2022. Stay tuned!


"Grove is a community of committed students, staff, and parents who are dedicated to providing a student-centered education for every child. We are focused on creating an environment of high standards that fosters both academically prepared and socially/emotionally developed citizens. Grove is founded on many long-standing traditions of enthusiasm for learning and excellence, paired with innovation and continuous growth, making our school a beloved home to students, staff and families!"

Katie MatthewsPrincipal
Grove Avenue Elementary

Innovation 220

The Barrington 220 School District is a nationally recognized school district known for its rich history, sense of community and innovative curriculum.

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    Grove Avenue Elementary

    Photo of Debbie Scanlan

    As a kindergarten teacher at Grove Avenue, I have the pleasure of welcoming new minds, playmates, parents, families, siblings, and excited learners. Grove is a place to grow in kindness, community, academics, and friendships. I am honored and privileged to see students and families eagerly step in and proudly step out of Grove's long withstanding and heartfelt doors.Debbie ScanlanTeacher

    Photo of Reece Erickson

    Grove has the best and biggest playgrounds, it’s so fun to burst out the doors and play with my friends. I’ve been going to Grove my whole life and as a baby it felt really big, but now it doesn’t because I know my way down all the hallways.Reece EricksonStudent

    Photo of Sandra Chang

    Teaching is shining a light on your students' paths. I love providing a nurturing environment for students to learn, making connections with families, and fostering a strong feeling of community. Together, we grow!


    Sandra ChangTeacher

    Photo of Jonathan Sricharmorn

    I feel fortunate to work with the amazing students, staff, and families of Grove. Being part of a community where everyone's goal is to create a positive learning experience for all is pretty awesome!


    Jonathan SricharmornTeacher

    Photo of Becky Johnson

    At Grove, we strive to create classroom communities where students feel a sense of belonging and purpose. We understand that when children feel safe, important and valued, they thrive.Becky JohnsonTeacher

    Carter Redlich

    Everything about Grove is great. The teachers are awesome, we have P.E. every day, and the other specials are excellent. And I've made lots of good friends!Carter RedlichStudent