Acknowledged to be among the nation’s best, all three schools in Maine Township High School District 207 are comprehensive learning facilities that have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the National Secondary School Recognition Program.
Approximately 6,200 culturally diverse students in grades 9-12 are provided an educational program to meet their individual needs. Offerings include academic, advanced placement, and dual-credit classes. In addition, District 207 has a robust career integrated career services program to assist students in making decisions about plans after graduation that might include a certification program, an apprenticeship, a path directly to work, a two-year degree program or a four-year degree program. Beyond the classroom, District 207 offers outstanding athletic and fine arts programs, and more than 100 clubs and activities to provide ample opportunities for personal growth and development.
Students consistently perform at levels well above the national and state norms as well as earn recognition in the National Merit and Illinois State scholar competitions and in other academic, career-related, fine arts, and athletic programs.
District 207 has been a leader in 1-to-1 Technology in which teachers and students utilize Chromebooks and G Suite for Education to expand learning and collaboration opportunities. District 207 schools feature recently renovated facilities after the passage of a $195 million bond issue. The schools include well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, shops, radio stations, television studios, and general purpose areas such as gyms, auditoriums, field houses and cafeterias. This allows students to receive their education in an environment that promotes a range of learning opportunities.
Professional development and continuous improvement are points of emphasis for teachers in District 207. The district is unique in that all instructional staff members have a coaching plan and work with an instructional coach annually. Each school includes instructional coaches, teachers who teach courses and have time in their schedule to work with colleagues. In addition to the school-wide instructional coaches, there are also department coaches, who provide additional support to colleagues with implementing new strategies for instruction and assessment.
Maine East, Maine South, Maine West and Frost Academy serve students from all or part of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Glenview, Harwood Heights, Morton Grove, Niles, Norridge, the Norwood Park Neighborhood, and Rosemont. District 207’s partner K-8 school districts include River Trails District 26, Des Plaines School District 62, East Maine School District 63, Park Ridge-Niles District 64, and Pennoyer District 79.