Fremont School District 79

Preparing Today's Child for Tomorrow's World

Important Announcements

  • Parent Outreach Event
    6:00 p.m. Dec 8
    Intermediate School
    "Inside Out Night: The Ups and Downs of Childhood and Adolescence"

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Fremont School District 79
Superintendent - Dr. Jill Gildea
28855 N. Fremont Center Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
District Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Questions? Email Margaret Van Duch

Superintendent's Welcome: On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to welcome you to the Fremont School District 79 website! The district website is continuously updated to provide information and resources for our school community. (Read more about Fremont's educational programs from Dr. Gildea)

Wildcat News

  • Water Testing

    Fremont has always maintained a very tight inspection regime on the quality of its water. Please click here to read more about water testing.

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  • Bus Safety

    F79 practices safety first in our buses navigating rural roads, ensuring that students are transported safely, which may lead to delays. Details ~

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  • Mindfulness for the Over-Scheduled

    Drs. Gildea and 
Freeman published an article on Mindfulness in Leadership Matters. Please click here to see the article.

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  • Board Vacancy

    The Fremont District 79 Board of Education is seeking applications from persons interested in filling a vacancy on the Fremont Board of Education. Mrs. Michele Kreis announced her resignation from the board November 28, 2016, due to her relocating from the Fremont school area. Please click here to learn more about the vacancy.

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  • Leadership Starts Here

    FSD79 Board of Education enjoys professional learning opportunities at Triple I.

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  • Dr. Gildea recognized for Leadership

    Dr. Gildea was recently recognized by a prestigious fellowship. Please click hear to read more about her recognition.

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  • School Board Appreciation

    Fremont recognizes its outstanding school board on this day.

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  • School Board Election Information Session

    The Fremont School District 79 Board of Education will host a question and answer information session at 6 p.m. Monday, November 28 in the Fremont Middle School library, 28871 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, for persons interested in running for election to the school board. Please click here for more details.

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  • Estimated Tax Levy

    The Fremont Board of Education tentatively approved a $27.19 million tax levy for the 2017 tax year at a recent meeting. Please click here to read on.

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  • Your District Story

    Dr. Jill Gildea crafts a story on social media. Read her thought here.

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  • Bus Safety

    Fremont promotes National School Bus Safety Week. Twenty-five buses traveled over 450,000 miles last year to take students safely to and from school within the district's 34 square miles.

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  • Dr. Freeman Named One of 20 Aspiring Women Leaders

    After a nationwide search, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has selected 20 accomplished women leaders from school districts across the country to participate in the inaugural cohort of the AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program. Elizabeth Freeman, director of innovative learning, Teaching and Technology, Fremont School District 79, was so named.

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  • Clown Update

    You may be aware of the clown concerns that have surfaced nationwide and in the Chicago area. There have been reports of people dressing like clowns and attempting to scare people, especially near schools. Please read on here.

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  • Herbicide

    District 79 will apply a lawn care product application on its grounds of all Fremont SD79 schools on October 10, 2016 ( rain date of October 12, 2016 ). All areas will be applied by a licensed applicator/contractor and marked immediately following application. Please see attached for detailed information about the products being applied. If questions, please contact Daniel Wagner, Director of Buildings and Grounds, at

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  • Awards of Excellence

    F79 Superintendent Jill Gildea and Communications Director Margaret Van Duch received two Awards of Excellence for communications projects from the Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

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Latest News

  • Fremont's Enforced Safety Protocol

    Our hearts at Fremont are with Townville, SC on this very sad day. Please read on.

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  • School Board Elections

    The April 4, 2017, election Petition Packets are available in the District 79 office, 28855 North Fremont Center Road, Mundelein. Community members interested in running for election to the Fremont District 79 Board of Education may pick up a petition packet any work day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Questions may be directed to the Superintendent's Assistant at 847-566-0169.

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  • Facilities Tour

    Facilities Tour Join Fremont School District 79 Board President Jason Bonds on a Fremont walking tour of the schools. Please click here for more information.

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  • Board President Recognized

    The IASB recognized D79 BOE President Jason Bonds for achieving the LeaderShop Academy award. This achievement models the life-long learning the Illinois Association of School Board likes to see board members model.

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  • Plan to Action

    Dr. Jill Gildea, Fremont superintendent, speaks out: "We’re fortunate to live, learn, and lead in a time when our focus is on learner-centered and future-focused schools." Please click here for more and to read the blog.

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