Henry Marlowe Middle School is
home to approximately 1375 6th, 7th and 8th
grade students from the Huntley and Lake in the Hills area. The school opened
in August of 2005 and completed an addition to accommodate the dramatic
population growth prior to the 2007-08 school year.
The school was named after Henry
Marlowe who was known as the “Father of Agriculture” in the Huntley area. Mr.
Marlowe was a former teacher in the Huntley School District as well as the
founder of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) in District #158. He was also a
prominent businessman in the community running the Marlowe Feed Mill for many
years. He brought many great experiences to the students, staff and community
of Huntley and we are very proud to have our Middle School named in his honor.
Currently, the staff at Marlowe
Middle School consists of three administrators, 74 certified teachers, two
counselors, two social worker, two school psychologists, school nurse and over twenty
support staff including administrative assistants, teacher aides, custodial
services and cafeteria personnel.
The Middle School Philosophy is a huge part of the climate and culture of
Marlowe Middle School. Our students are arranged on three teams per grade
level where they receive
instruction from five core teachers and one special education teacher. They
also have an advisory period with one of their core teachers, and the
option to take band and/or
chorus daily. Students receive three quarters of PE each year and one quarter
of Health. They also take four different nine-week exploratory classes
throughout the school year that may include Art, Art and Design, Computers, Technology Lab,
Foods and Nutrition, Speech and Drama and Spanish. Freshman level Spanish
and Chinese in a year long course is available to 8th graders who qualify.
We have a welcoming staff and
students centered building who all enjoy working with our wonderful students.