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Elmer H. Franzen Intermediate School
730 N. Catalpa
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (630) 773-0100
Fax Number (630) 285-7468

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Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5, Ext. 1542

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Hello Franzen Family,

We would like to welcome you to Franzen Intermediate School.  Franzen Intermediate School is located in Itasca, Illinois.  Our current enrollment is approximately 320 students in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Our average class size is 23.  We are proud of our school community and are honored to work with dedicated professional educators whose primary purpose is to provide a positive learning environment for all of our students.

The curriculum fosters the basic skills, reading, phonics, writing, spelling, composition, creative writing, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, art, and music.

The District supports the use of technology as a tool for learning and instruction. Emphasis is given to the use of technology in the classroom.  Each grade level is currently equipped with a laptop cart.  In addition, every homeroom teacher has access to an interactive projection device that corresponds with our reading and mathematics curriculum. 

We are proud of the involvement and support Franzen Intermediate School has been given by the Itasca Parent Teacher Organization (IPTO).  With the combined effort of the school organization and the IPTO, Franzen has been able to offer many programs to our students. Some of these programs are:  a Character Counts!, the Education Fair, and the Franzen Challenge.   

Through the cooperation of our community, the students at Franzen Intermediate School are able to participate in a number of programs and projects.  Some of these programs or projects are the Fifth Grade Outdoor Education program, Special Friends’ Day, the Battle of the Books, Talent Show, the Village of Itasca Tour, and special activities at the Springbrook Nature Center.  These programs could not be successful without community support and involvement.

  • Let’s Build It (LEGO-oriented engineering activities)
  • Chess Club
  • Chorus (available for 4th & 5th grade students)
  • Guitar Stars
  • Band (available to 5th grade students)

Upcoming events through Labor Day are listed below:

Thursday, August 13th

Franzen New Parent Orientation at 5:30pm

August 24-27

Scholastic Book Fair visits Franzen

Thursday, August 27th

Curriculum Night from 6:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, September 1st

5th grade band parent meeting 7pm at Peacock Middle School

Thursday, September 3rd

3rd-8th grade ESL parent meeting 6pm at Peacock Middle School

We invite you to find out more about Franzen Intermediate School through this website.  We also encourage you to correspond with or visit our school.  The school office telephone number is (630) 773-0100.Respectful. Responsible. Safe.

Fly Falcons, FLY!

Jason Taylor
Principal, Franzen Intermediate School


Last modified: Saturday, August 8, 2015

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