Facts and Statistics 

  1. High School District 214 is the second largest high school district in Illinois.
  2. Six high schools and four specialized programs 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 2015-16 was 12,041 in grades 9 through 12. Depending on the school, enrollment ranged from 1,793 to 2,179.
  4. There were 16 National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2016.
  5. Average class size for 2015-16 was 19.2.
  6. Per student expenditure for 2015-16 was $19,419.52.
  7. The 2015 tax rate was $2.881 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 also can 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 2015-16.

Test scores

ACT Class of 2016 Composite
District 214 23.4
Illinois 21.3
National 21.0


Advanced Placement Exams - 2016

  Number of Exams Taken Scores of 3 or Above
District 214 8,877 79.6%
Buffalo Grove 1,773 71.0%
Elk Grove 1,550 58.2%
John Hersey 1,617 80.8%
Prospect 1,942 84.3%
Rolling Meadows 1,220 75.3%
Wheeling 775 69.3%

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.