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 2016-17 was 12,118 in grades 9 through 12. Depending on the school, enrollment ranged from 1,837 to 2,165.
  4. There were 18 National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2017.
  5. Average class size for 2015-16 was 19.2.
  6. Per student expenditure for 2016-17 was $19,920.58.
  7. The 2016 tax rate was $2.527 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 225,000 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 2016-17.

Test scores

ACT Class of 2017 Composite
District 214 23.6
Illinois 21.7
National 21.1


Advanced Placement Exams - 2017

  Number of Exams Taken Scores of 3 or Above
District 214 8,872 75.2%
Buffalo Grove 1,842 73.8%
Elk Grove 1,338 64.3%
John Hersey 1,830 82.8%
Prospect 1,858 81.8%
Rolling Meadows 1,183 73.5%
Wheeling 821 66.6%

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.