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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!
New Trier Educational Foundation Gets $100K Gift

New Trier Educational Foundation Gets $100K Gift

It's the largest single donation in the foundation's history, coming from the estate of a 1954 alum.
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.
New Trier Officials Present Renovation Plan to Winnetka Village Council

New Trier Officials Present Renovation Plan to Winnetka Village Council

New Trier High School officials presented the proposed renovation of the school’s Winnetka campus to the Winnetka Village Council.
New Trier Referendum to Be on Nov. Ballot

New Trier Referendum to Be on Nov. Ballot

Voters will decide on whether to raise $89 million on Winnetka campus renovations.
New Trier Students Rank Among Top ACT Scores in Country

New Trier Students Rank Among Top ACT Scores in Country

More than 15 percent scored among the top 1 percent in the country.
Improved Winnetka Housing Market Keep School Enrollment Up

Improved Winnetka Housing Market Keep School Enrollment Up

While the birth rate fell, enrollment has been increasing in District 36.
Dozens of New Trier Employees Are Victims of Identity Theft

Dozens of New Trier Employees Are Victims of Identity Theft

The district is investigating the security breach of current and former staff’s info, though it does not appear to have originated at the school.
New Trier Building Design Takes Shape

New Trier Building Design Takes Shape

The board has until August to place a referendum on the November ballot to fund the new construction.
Sarah McCausland Scholarship Established at New Trier, First Award Given

Sarah McCausland Scholarship Established at New Trier, First Award Given

McCausland, a New Trier graduate, was killed by a drunk driver earlier this year while away at college.
New Trier Referendum Likely on November Ballot

New Trier Referendum Likely on November Ballot

The funds needed to replace three aging buildings on the Winnetka campus will not exceed $100 million, the board has said.
Winnetka 5-8th Graders to Receive iPads Next Year

Winnetka 5-8th Graders to Receive iPads Next Year

The school board decided not to give iPads to all students in 3rd and 4th grade, opting to have them share them in the classrooms.
New Trier Finishes 13th at National Science Olympiad

New Trier Finishes 13th at National Science Olympiad

There were 120 teams competing at this month's tournament in Florida.
New Trier Warns Parents About ‘Cold Water Challenge’ of Jumping in Lake

New Trier Warns Parents About ‘Cold Water Challenge’ of Jumping in Lake

School officials say teens are daring each other to jump in the frigid lake, and some have been injured.
Seeking Crow Island Alumni Info

Seeking Crow Island Alumni Info

The school is looking for contact info for alumni for its 75th anniversary next year.
Parents, Public Invited to Take D36 Survey

Parents, Public Invited to Take D36 Survey

The 10-15 minute multiple choice survey is open until May 5.
2 New Trier Students Named to All-State Academic Team

2 New Trier Students Named to All-State Academic Team

The Illinois High School Association team is made up of athletes who also excel in their studies.
New Trier Ranked 15th Best IL High School

New Trier Ranked 15th Best IL High School

The U.S. News and World Report list came out this week.
New Trier Band Receives Prestigious Award

New Trier Band Receives Prestigious Award

The school is one of only six across the country to receive the Blue Ribbon Award for Programs of Excellence.