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School & Building Information

Eugene Field is located at 2900 31st Avenue, Rock Island

Eugene Field Elementary School is located on a major arterial street that runs through the middle of a single-family, residential neighborhood that was mainly built up in the 1970s. Eugene Field school serves students in grades pre-kindergarten to sixth and includes a Head Start program. There are one or two classes of each grade.

Start: 8:25 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.
There are no Early Out Wednesdays at Eugene Field. Dismissal time on Wednesday is 3:00 p.m. 


The Rock Island-Milan School District operates on a modified year-round calendar.  School starts in early August, and students have 2-week breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.


According to the Illinois School Report card, there 389 students at Eugene Field Elementary in 2019. The average class size was 26. 

Hot Breakfast/Lunch Programs

A hot breakfast and lunch are provided to Eugene Field students at no cost. Students bringing a sack lunch may purchase milk for $.40.

Special Features of Building or Grounds

  • One floor
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Air conditioned
  • Large jungle gym on playground
  • Gym/auditorium
  • Private, wooded lot behind school
  • Large playground for children and physical education classes


Recent and Planned Upgrades

Recently, Eugene Field installed air conditioning into its building. Each room is connected to cable television, and is also served by wireless Internet. There is new landscaping, new lights, and a centralized time system and bells. The entire school has been painted and new windows with screens have been installed. This past year, Eugene Field received approximately 13,000 square feet in additional space:

  • 6 Classrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Small office spaces


Parent Involvement and Opportunities

The Eugene Field Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is an extremely active group. Throughout the year parents and extended family members are offered a variety of volunteer opportunities. Each year the PTA sponsors the Eugene Field FROLIC, Family Science Night, Cultural Arts, Field, Day, Family Trivia Night, the Hot Dog Roast, Scholastic Book Fair, Ice Cream Social, swim parties, skating parties, and many other events to raise money and support the school.

Parents may also volunteer in the classrooms by providing small group tutoring, organizing and leading art projects, and teaching computer skills. Parents also support the school by volunteering as adult crossing guards on 31st Avenue before and after school.

Safety, Parking, Crossing Guards

Morning Drop-off Routine: Parents pull into the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church front parking lot, located directly east of Eugene Field, to drop off their child.

Evening Pick-up Routine: Parents are required to park.  The neighboring Baptist Church and St. George Greek Orthodox Church allow parents to park in their back parking lots.

The school principal plays an active role in helping students and parents cross 31st Avenue safely. There are also adult crossing guards on duty to assist students and parents safely across the street.  Visitors park on the street or in the back of the two neighboring churches.

Playground Time & Supervision

Students receive a 15-minute recess, which is attached to their lunchtime. Primary grade students also receive an additional 15-minute recess during the day. During these times, students are supervised by aides, teachers, and the principal.