Gemini Junior High School

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

A Message from the Principal

Carranza Greetings and welcome to Gemini Junior High School – home of the Mustangs!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our Gemini webpages. Here, you’ll find the information you need about our school, a diverse learning community that stresses academic growth; social and emotional development; involvement through sports, activities, and clubs; and collaboration among staff, students, families, and community members. Our objective is to create a safe and vibrant teaching and learning community.

We are child-centered and academically challenging: research-based practices are used to support each student’s unique pathway to success. All students receive a strong education in the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition, they receive physical education (kinetic wellness) and health – and have a choice of performance and fine arts options: art, music, choir, drama, and speech. Our Gemini staff is well trained, knowledgeable, and well versed in the academic, social, and emotional development of children.

All District 63 schools focus on the whole child. Children and staff at Gemini work under the umbrella of a program called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that helps to teach behavioral expectations – being safe, respectful, responsible, and positive. It also assists in creating academic support for students who need it. The emphasis is on providing an environment where students can develop to their full potential.

Gemini Junior High School is a wonderful place to learn and grow – and we welcome all families. Our strong Parent-Teacher organization (PTO) supports our goals and I hope you’ll consider getting involved.

Together, with families and our community, we strive to create the best possible learning environment. We’re proud of our past achievements and excited about new possibilities. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. Our administrative team – myself and Assistant Principals Karen Foley and Erica Perelgut -- are here to serve, and we are available for your questions.


Dr. René D. Carranza
847.827.1181 Office
847.827.3499 Fax