A recognized Blue Ribbon High School District by the U.S Department of Education, High School District 214 is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Chicago in a 68.45-square mile area. It is larger in area than the city of St. Louis and serves about 300,000 residents in the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling. 

Comprised of six high schools and four alternative programs, District 214 is the second largest high school district in Illinois. The schools are Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Prospect High School, Rolling Meadows High School, Wheeling High School, The Academy at Forest View, Vanguard School, Newcomer Center, and the Young Adult Program.

The Community Engagement Department coordinates communication between the district and the community. We handle all media requests and work to promote the achievements of District 214 students, faculty, and staff.