Virgil I. Grissom School

Dr. Dennis Sweeney, Principal
12810 S. Escanaba Chicago, IL 60633
Phone: 773.535.5380 Fax: 773.535.5362


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    The Virgil I. Grissom Elementary School was built in 1970 to service the children of the Community of Hegewisch on the far southside of Chicago. Grissom School was named after Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom who was the second United States' astronaut in space. Colonel Grissom was the first astronaut to make two space flights, the first being Liberty Bell 7 and the second, Project Gemini.

    The mission of Virgil I. Grissom School is that "All Grissom students will learn, achieve and progress." The school wishes that the school team will provide all children with the opportunity for quality educational development, enrichment and the mastery of grade level skills in all subject areas.   


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