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  • Rolling Meadows’ Eileen Hart named Illinois High School Principal of the Year

    Excitement filled the theater at Rolling Meadows High School. Colleagues and family members watched a surprise announcement Friday as Eileen Hart was named the Illinois High School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association. The annual Horace Mann/IPA High School Principal of the Year Award recognizes principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning community.

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  • District 214 recognizes volunteers, supporters with Distinguished Service Awards

    The Board of Education for High School District 214 has honored eight individuals with the District’s 2022-23 Distinguished Service Awards. The awards are presented annually to people—community partners, parents, volunteers and others—who have made significant contributions to the District and its students.

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  • Hersey hoops duo reflect on 25 years of excellence

    Together, they celebrated more than 530 wins, 24 winning seasons, more than a dozen regional titles and two trips to the IHSA Final Four. But for Mary Fendley and Julia Barthel, 25 years of coaching John Hersey High School’s girls’ basketball team was never really about the numbers. For head coach Fendley and assistant coach Barthel, who coached their last games in March, success was measured differently.

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  • Students celebrate Asian heritage through ASA Showcase

    District 214's inaugural Asian Student Association Showcase was held at Buffalo Grove High School. The event was student-led and featured free food from local restaurants and performances from all across Asia.

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  • WildStangs Win! D214 students and robot advance

    Robots may–or may not–someday rule the world. In the meantime, designing and operating them for crowd-pleasing competition provide multifaceted and high-value learning for high school students. District 214 students have been demonstrating that for 28 years through the District’s WildStang Robotics teams, two of which competed and one of which captured first place on March 11 in the Midwest Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at UIC.

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  • District 214 Community Education celebrates 75 years of excellence

    When Arlington Heights Township High School announced its evening classes for adults in 1947, Principal LeRoy Knoeppel wrote that adult education helps “enable a person more efficiently to meet his personal needs, problems or desires” and “more effectively to participate as an intelligent functioning member of society.” As the District 214 Community Education program celebrates 75 years of classes, those basic goals have never changed.

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  • “Everyday is Black History” celebration

    Buffalo Grove High School hosted the District's first “Everyday is Black History” celebration. All District 214 Ebony Clubs and Black Student Unions participated to honor African American history and their continued legacy.

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  • RMHS vet science students unleash winning effort

    The Rolling Meadows High School Vet Science team finished first at the recent Spring Vet Science Invitational, and is headed to the March 4 state tournament at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The RMHS team finished first out of 10 teams at the Spring Invitational, with team member Maya Samlan the tournament’s top individual scorer.

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D214 News

  • Superintendent Leadership Transition

    After 18 years, Superintendent Dr. David Schuler is leaving his position at District 214 to serve as the next executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). As the District wishes him well on his new endeavors, the Board of Education is tasked with appointing a successor.

    Dr. Kenneth Arndt and Dr. Lazaro Lopez have been appointed as Co-Interim Superintendents to lead the District as the board continues its search.

    The Board will be holding a series of special meetings for the public on the superintendent search. Click HERE for the latest updates on the process.

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  • Block Schedule Extended for 2023-2024 School Year

    District 214 will extend the Block Schedule Pilot for an additional year to gather two full years of data regarding student attendance, discipline, and academic performance.

    The current A/B Block Schedule was adopted by the Board of Education as a component of the District 214 Learning Renewal Plan in a two-year pilot during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

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  • D214 expanding access to mental health services

    District 214 is taking steps to support students and staff in the midst of the national mental health crisis. The Board of Education agreed to hire additional personnel to meet the social-emotional needs of students. This includes the hiring of additional school social workers and school psychologists to be placed at each D214 high school.

    In addition to hiring more school social workers and school psychologists, the District is exploring new community partnerships to increase prevention and wellness efforts as well as leveraging technology to expand access to mental health services. 

    Click HERE to see the full presentation from the February 21, 2023 Special Board of Education Workshop. 

    District 214 is hosting the NWPA High School Educator Job Fair on March 4, 2023 to hire counselors, clinicians and teachers. Click HERE for more information and to pre-register.

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  • D214 Summer Experience

    Each year during the summer, District 214 provides students an array of educational opportunities and enrichment experiences. D214.org/SummerExperience is your one-stop shop for all things summer. Families can get information and access the registration portals for:

    • Summer Coursework (formerly known as Summer School)
    • Summer Enrichment
    • Summer Athletic Camps

    Registration information for all three programs is also accessible in the new D214 Summer Experience Guidebook, which is available in both English and Spanish. Click the link above to download them. 


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  • Arlington Park Presentation

    District 214’s Board of Education conducted a special meeting on Feb. 2 at Forest View Educational Center.

    The District’s legal counsel presented an overview of a new financing mechanism called PILOT, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, being drafted in the Illinois General Assembly that could be applied to the Chicago Bears’ Arlington Heights stadium proposal. This overview includes the potential economic impact on District 214 and district residents.

    Click here to view the presentation and the Special Board Meeting.


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  • First Lady visits Rolling Meadows High School

    District 214 was honored to host First Lady Jill Biden at Rolling Meadows High School on Monday, November 14, 2022. She was joined by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to kick off National Apprenticeship Week.

    The First Lady and Cabinet secretaries met with students in the Career Pathways program. The District was proud to show The First Lady the hands-on learning opportunities available to students.

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D214 Facts

  • 140Co-curricular opportunities

  • 44,000Average annual potential college credits earned

  • 11,895Number of students 2020-2021

  • 1,112Class of 2021 composite SAT score (out of 1600)