Maine North High School was open from 1970 through the 1980-1981 school year. Maine North served students from Glenview, Des Plaines, and Niles. The school colors were black, gold, and white, and the teams were known as the Norsemen.
Thousands of students attended Maine North High School during over a decade of existence, and the school had about 3,200 graduates. In spite of the school’s relatively brief lifespan, Maine North students developed traditions, a strong sense of school identity and excelled in academics, athletics, fine arts and other extracurricular activities. Despite the closing of Maine North, these students remain important alumni of Maine 207.
In 1984, Maine North served as the setting for Director John Hughes’ iconic coming-of-age movie, “The Breakfast Club,” an early script for which was discovered in 2015, when District 207 offices were being moved.