About The Principal

Phone: (847) 336-2108


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from University of Wisconsin Lacrosse Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University

Mr. Patrick Jones

Mr. Jones is currently in his 24th year of administration at Viking School. Mr. Jones is a passionate Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks fan.  He enjoys family activities, playing golf, listening to music, and traveling in his free time.  His family includes his wife, Justine, and his children Patrick Jr., Makenzie, and Mitchell.  He has two German Shepherds named Yanni and Reggie. 

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  • Gurnee School District 56 and the Staff of Viking Middle School take great pride in offering an outstanding educational program for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in core academic areas, the fine arts, athletics, and social and service organizations.  We believe in the Middle School Philosophy, which uses research-based practices most appropriate for early adolescents. 

    We operate in a beautiful facility built in 1997-98. It is well equipped, technologically advanced, and spacious. It features large bright core classrooms, excellent science facilities and labs, a large triple gym with a climbing wall and high ropes course, a superb multipurpose room, a renovated learning resource center, a STEM lab, and incredible fine arts spaces including a two level band room and a multilevel theater and drama department. 

    7th and 8th grade students will experience a nine period schedule, which will include: Five core classes (Math, Literature, Composition or Spanish, Science, and Social Studies); two special periods (Physical Education, Health, Music, Art, Drama, and Technology), a Power-Up period, and Lunch/Recess.  

    6th grade students will enjoy a nine period schedule which will include: Four core classes (Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies); two special periods (Physical Education,Health, Music, Art, Drama, and Technology); one period of Reading in the Content Area, one period of Power-Up, and Lunch/Recess.  

    Additionally we have tremendous band, chorus, drama, and athletic programs students may choose to participate in.

    This web page contains general information about our school. Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding the information in this web page, or about any matter at Viking Middle School.

    It is an honor and privilege for our staff to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and this community.