Graduation is Here for District 211’s Class of 2013

As the school year is coming to an end, there is one thing on every senior’s mind – graduation. For many senior students in District 211, this time of year is a busy, yet bittersweet reminder that high school is coming to an end. Students from Palatine, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Conant, and Schaumburg High Schools, as well as students in District 211’s Alternative High School programs, are finishing their final coursework and preparing for high school graduation. “We know our students received an outstanding high school education that has prepared them for ...

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District 211 Board of Education Approves Pool Renovation Projects

District 211 schools and its students, athletes, and community members can officially look forward to a long-range capital improvement project that will update the most heavily utilized facility within each building. The Board of Education approved the recommendation to update each of the five schools’ swimming pools at its May 23 meeting. The pool renovations, which will start at Conant High School, are estimated to cost $15 million and work will continue throughout the next five years. District 211 pools have not been renovated since their installation in the ...

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Three Student-Built Homes for Sale from District 211 Building Construction Program

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Students in District 211’s Building Construction program are in the final stages of completing three houses they have worked on for the past two years. District 211 will host an Open House for students to showcase their hard work and allow the public to see the homes that are up for sale. The Open House will take place on May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., and the public will have an opportunity to place bids on a house if they are interested. “This is a culmination of two years of work for our students, and it’s a great opportunity for our kids to show off what they ...

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District 211 Schools Receive Various Top Rankings at State, National Levels

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Township High School District 211 schools have been recognized on both state and national levels by various organizations for being top institutions that offer challenging academics and have positive overall student success. The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and SchoolSearch are just a few organizations that have recently ranked District 211 for having top schools in the state and country. More than 1,900 schools were listed on The Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list, which are ranked both by state and nation. In ...

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Palatine High School Kitchen Renovations Will Maximize Efficiency, Serve More Students

Upcoming summer renovations at Palatine High School include several updates that will modernize the school building and increase operational efficiency for both students and staff. Some of the larger renovations include the kitchen, cafeteria, and faculty dining room, which have not been updated since the school opened in the late 1970s. Although there are several reasons to update the kitchen based on maintenance and equipment, the layout and functionality for students and staff is a top priority. “As it is currently set up, the kitchen at Palatine High School has ...

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District 211 Ranked on Washington Post’s Top 50 Illinois School Districts List

The Washington Post has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the Washington D.C. region for 15 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, which are ranked by state and nationally. In Illinois, 52 schools were ranked and all five District 211 schools made the list. William Fremd High School ranked 17, James B. Conant High School ranked 34, Hoffman Estates High School ranked 37, Palatine High School ranked 42, and Schaumburg High School ranked 43. Several factors play into how schools are ...

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District 211 Recognized for Overall Academic Excellence in State

In recognition for academic excellence and overall positive educational institutions, Township High School District 211 recently received an award that puts it tops in state. District 211 was one of 78 school districts, out of 866 districts in the state to receive the SchoolSearch 2013 “Bright Red Apple Award.” Only 25 of the 78 Illinois school districts serve high school students. Judging criteria is based on five key factors, including academic performance, pupil/teacher ratio, expenditure per pupil, educational level of teachers, and average teacher salary. ...

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