Rolling Meadows High School

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Rolling Meadows High School
RollingMeadowsHS(IL)Logo.png
Address
2901 Central Rd.
Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 60008
USA
Coordinates 42°03′54″N 88°00′57″W / 42.065°N 88.0159°W / 42.065; -88.0159Coordinates: 42°03′54″N 88°00′57″W / 42.065°N 88.0159°W / 42.065; -88.0159
Information
School type public secondary
Opened 1971
School district Twp. HS District 214
Superintendent David Schuler[1]
Principal Eileen Hart[2]
Faculty 209[3]
Grades 9—12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,906[4]
Campus suburban
School colour(s)      purple
     white
     gold[5]
Fight song Across the Field[citation needed]
Athletics conference Mid-Suburban League (MSL)
Mascot Milo the Mustang
Nickname Mustangs
Average ACT scores 22.3[6]
Publication REBUS[7]
Newspaper The Pacer[7]
Yearbook The Yearling[8]
Website

Rolling Meadows High School, or RMHS, is a public four-year high school located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Township High School District 214, the second largest high school district in Illinois, after Township High School District 211. The other five schools include Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Prospect High School, and Wheeling High School. It serves primarily central and east Rolling Meadows (east of Route 53), a significant part of Arlington Heights and a small part of Mount Prospect. Its feeder schools are South Middle School, Holmes Junior High School, Carl Sandburg Junior High School, and Our Lady of the Wayside, a private Catholic school.

Rolling Meadows High School first opened for the 1971-1972 school year.

Demographics[edit]

The school's student body as of 2013 was 58.2% White, 29.7% Hispanic, 6.2% Asian, 2.9% Black, and 2.9% Other.[4]

Academics[edit]

Rolling Meadows High School failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2012-2013 school year;[4] however, the school is still designated as a "Blue Ribbon School" by the U.S. Department of Education.[9] 62.9% of students as of 2012 met PSAE minimum educational standards.[10]

Rolling Meadows High School offers 28 Advanced Placement courses. In 2012, 38% of students were enrolled in an AP course, up from 21% in 2010. Despite the large increase in AP enrollment, the AP Exam Pass Rate has remained at 70%.[11]

Athletics[edit]

Rolling Meadows competes in the Mid-Suburban League (MSL) East Conference and Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Its mascot is a mustang.

The school sponsors interscholastic teams for boys and girls in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and water polo. Boys may also compete in baseball, football, and wrestling. Girls may compete in badminton, bowling, cheerleading, and softball.[12] The school also sponsors a hockey team along with Prospect High School, Elk Grove High School, and Palatine High School. The team plays their home games at West Meadows Ice Arena.

The following athletic teams have won their respective state championship series sponsored by the IHSA.[13]

  • Archery (girls): State Champions (1977—78, 79-80)

Archery was only contested for four years. Rolling Meadows was the only team to win two state titles, and the only school to finish in the top four each year.[14]

Activities[edit]

Rolling Meadows High School offers more than 90 co-curricular activities ranging from the PACER student newspaper, to the Latino outreach program ESTAMPIDA, to the DECA Business Club. The school is known to embrace the cultural diversity within the school with many culture-themed clubs. Some include the Latinos Unidos, ESTAMPIDA, Spanish Club, Italian Club, Indian Culture Club, and the French Club.[9]

Music[edit]

There are many choirs at RMHS: Concert, Madrigals/Chamber, Beginning, Advanced Women's, and Trebellious(show choir).

Rolling Meadows High School is also host to a jazz festival, Jazz in the Meadows. Area high school jazz bands from all over the Mid-West come to compete.[citation needed] The marching band is the Marching Mustangs.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome From the Superintendent". Township High School District 214. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Office of the Superintendent Rolling Meadows High School].
  3. ^ "Staff Directory Link". Rolling Meadows High School. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c 2013 Second Quarter Newsletter
  5. ^ IHSA school profile for Rolling Meadows HS; accessed 22 December 2008
  6. ^ "2013 Second Quarter Newsletter". Rolling Meadows High School. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Activities
  8. ^ "Activities". Rolling Meadows High School. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Hart, Eileen. "Parent Resources Homepage". Parent Resources. Rolling Meadows High School. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  10. ^ http://schools.chicagotribune.com/school/rolling-meadows-high-school_rolling-meadows#demographics
  11. ^ "Rolling Meadows High School". Best High Schools. U.S. News. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Rolling Meadows HS Athletics: list of sports and athletic activities; accessed 22 December 2008[dead link]
  13. ^ Rolling Meadows HS State Athletic Records; ihsa.org; accessed 22 December 2008
  14. ^ IHSA Girls Archery team results, by year
  15. ^ Mask, Teresa (28 December 1999), "Crossing Centuries: Our Suburbs — Celebrities have roots in local communities", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL, USA), retrieved 23 May 2010, "Most recently Cole portrayed Mike Brady in the "Brady Bunch" movies. Cole was born in Park Ridge in 1956. He graduated from Rolling Meadows High School in 1974 and in 1997 was honored as a distinguished alum." [dead link]
  16. ^ Willingham, Sara (22 July 1999), "Schmack's curve straightens out baseball path", Rolling Meadows Review, "It was the route Schmack took to get where he is today: one of six relievers for the Chicago White Sox's AA club, the Birmingham Barons. Schmack graduated from Rolling Meadows High School in 1991. He was an average two-year varsity member who played first base most often" 
  17. ^ Maciaszek, Marty (29 August 2003), "Schmack's relentless pursuit leads to big-league career", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL, USA), "Persistent. It's the perfect word to sum up Brian Schmack. There aren't many people who would have gone to the lengths Schmack has to continue his baseball career. He went from rarely used as a junior pitcher in high school all the way to a No. 5 starter as a senior at Rolling Meadows in 1991." 
  18. ^ Aaron Williams stats & bio; basketball-reference.com; accessed 1 January 2009
  19. ^ Eastern Illinois Panthers - Jimmy Garoppolo - 2013 Football
  20. ^ Reynolds, Dave (18 October 2010). "Where Are They Now? Jim Lindeman". Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, IL, USA). Retrieved 12 July 2011. "Where he is today: ... Jim is a physical education teacher, the head varsity baseball coach and assistant freshman basketball coach at nearby Rolling Meadows High School" 

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