Facts and Statistics 

  1. District 214 is the second largest high school district in Illinois.
  2. Six high schools serve about 300,000 residents in the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Mt. Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, and Des Plaines in a 68.30-square mile area.
  3. Total student enrollment for 2013-14 was 12,025 in grades 9 through 12. Depending on the school, enrollment ranged from 1,792 to 2,104.
  4. There were 16 National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2014.
  5. Average class size is 21.3.
  6. Per student expenditure for 2013-14 was $19,733.
  7. The 2013 tax rate was $2.7679 per $100 assessed valuation.
  8. Each school has a football field, gymnasium, baseball field, tennis courts, and running track, and all schools have access to swimming pools.
  9. Each school is equipped with a language laboratory, library, college/career center, three computer laboratories, a writing laboratory, and a technology center.
  10. There are approximately 200,000 resource items housed in the district's libraries. Students can also access magazines, newspapers, and specialized reference databases through the online subscription sites. Materials are available in a variety of media, including videotapes, DVDs, and audio books at each school and the district's library processing center.
  11. Each school serves hot lunches in its cafeteria, as well as lighter fare.
  12. Approximately 50,000 adults participated in the district's community education programs in 2013-14.

Test scores

ACT Class of 2014 Composite
District 214 23.5
Illinois 21.2
National 21.1


Advanced Placement Exams - 2014

  Number of Exams Taken Scores of 3 or Above
District 214 8,125 77.7%
Buffalo Grove 1,556 76.7%
Elk Grove 1,402 67.9%
John Hersey 1,584 84.7%
Prospect 1,694 82.3%
Rolling Meadows 1,132 75.2%
Wheeling 757 76.8%

Co-curricular Activities

Students in every school have access to approximately 140 co-curricular activities consisting of inter-scholastic sports, fine and performing arts, student government, and interest-related clubs.


The district provides free bus transportation to students who live 1.5 miles or more from their assigned school.

Transportation is available to students who live within the 1.5-mile limit but wish to pay for it.

Late (activity) bus service is available to students who stay after school under teacher supervision.