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Facts and Statistics

District 214 is the second largest high school district in Illinois.

Six high schools serve more than 280,000 residents in the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Mt. Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, and Des Plaines in a 68.45-square mile area.

Total student enrollment for 2012-13 was 12,255 in grades 9 through 12. Depending on the school, enrollment ranged from 1,769 to 2,088.

There were 12 National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2013.

Test scores:

ACT Class of 2013
District 214

Advanced Placement Exams given in 2012 and percentage of students scoring grade 3 or above:

District 214
7,582 78.4%
Buffalo Grove
1,599 77.0%
Elk Grove
   1,096 70.0%
John Hersey
1,501 85.2%
1,629 85.8%
Rolling Meadows
 1,104 69.7%
   653 76.3%


Average class size is 21.

Per student expenditure for 2011-12 was $17,923.

The 2011 tax rate was $2.0661 per $100 assessed valuation.

Each school has a football field, gymnasium, baseball field, tennis courts, and running track, and all schools have access to swimming pools.

Each school is equipped with a language laboratory, library, college/career center, three computer laboratories, a writing laboratory, and a technology center.

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.

Each school serves hot lunches in its cafeteria, as well as lighter fare.

Approximately 50,000 adults participated in the district's community education programs in 2012-13.

Cocurricular Activities

Students in every school have access to approximately 140 cocurricular 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 1-1/2 miles or more from their assigned school.

Transportation is available to students who live within the 1-1/2 mile limit but wish to pay for it.

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

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