14 Sep 2014
61° Clear
Patch Instagram photo by longunderwearman
Patch Instagram photo by quadrofoglio
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by daniellemastersonbooks
Patch Instagram photo by healthandbeautynz
Patch Instagram photo by andreagazeapt
Patch Instagram photo by reh_22
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by pespatchpsp

Schools

News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns.
The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

If you don’t think 16 is good enough, don’t worry, because one Illinois high school ranked No. 3 overall in the country!
9 HPHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

9 HPHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

They’ll learn in February if they become finalists.
HPHS ACT Scores Improve

HPHS ACT Scores Improve

Both composite and subject area scores improved over the previous year.
How Much are Your Childrens' Teachers Making?

How Much are Your Childrens' Teachers Making?

Are they being over- or underpaid for their services?
15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

Make this your best year ever at college with these 15 helpful college hacks. Ramen not included.
D113's Fornero to Retire at End of Next School Year

D113's Fornero to Retire at End of Next School Year

That’s two years before the embattled superintendent’s contract was to expire.
HPHS Students Paint Ferris Bueller Themed Wrigley Seats for Michigan Ave. Display

HPHS Students Paint Ferris Bueller Themed Wrigley Seats for Michigan Ave. Display

Fifty sets of hand-painted stadium seats are on display as part of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary.
DHS, HPHS Staff Distrustful of District Leadership, Survey Says

DHS, HPHS Staff Distrustful of District Leadership, Survey Says

The anonymous survey showed staff feel low levels of trust and respect from district leadership, but are more positive about school and department leaders.
HPHS Assistant Principal Koulentes Named Interim Principal

HPHS Assistant Principal Koulentes Named Interim Principal

He will serve as principal for the coming school year, replacing Brad Swanson, who resigned.
HPHS Construction Gets Council Go-Ahead, Parking Lot on Hold

HPHS Construction Gets Council Go-Ahead, Parking Lot on Hold

The Highland Park City Council wants to address neighbors' concerns about traffic before approving a request to reconfigure parking.
Parents Assail D113 Board, Superintendent Over Budget Cuts, Principal Departure

Parents Assail D113 Board, Superintendent Over Budget Cuts, Principal Departure

Monday’s board meeting got heated when parents objected to the board and Superintendent George Fornero’s leadership on budget and personnel issues.
HPHS Teacher Among 4 Nationwide to Receive Award from Northwestern

HPHS Teacher Among 4 Nationwide to Receive Award from Northwestern

Howard Hill will be honored at the university’s commencement ceremony.
District 113 Approves New 5-Year Teacher Contract

District 113 Approves New 5-Year Teacher Contract

This replaces a two-year contract for the district's 200 staff members.
HPHS Students Protest Principal’s Departure Saying He Didn’t Want to Go

HPHS Students Protest Principal’s Departure Saying He Didn’t Want to Go

More than 100 gathered before school Tuesday to speak out against Principal Brad Swanson’s decision to take a job with another district.
Protest of HPHS Principal’s Departure Planned for Tuesday Morning

Protest of HPHS Principal’s Departure Planned for Tuesday Morning

Parents and students are upset that Brad Swanson is leaving to take a position with another school district.
HPHS Ranked 10th Best IL High School

HPHS Ranked 10th Best IL High School

The U.S. News and World Report list came out this week.
What Do You Want in the Next HPHS Principal?

What Do You Want in the Next HPHS Principal?

Brad Swanson is stepping down at the end of the year. What sort of skills and characteristics would you like to see the next principal have?
HPHS Principal Resigns; Search Begins for New One

HPHS Principal Resigns; Search Begins for New One

Brad Swanson has accepted a position with the Glenbrook North and South school district.
Highland Park Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

Highland Park Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

HPHS ranked as the 19th most challenging in Illinois, putting it ahead of most North Shore schools.