Schaumburg High School

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Schaumburg High School
1100 W. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60194
United States
Coordinates 42°01′42″N 88°06′26″W / 42.0283°N 88.10722°W / 42.0283; -88.10722
School type public secondary
Opened September 17th 1970
School district Twp. H.S. District 211
Superintendent Nancy N. Robb[1]
Principal Tim Little[2]
Teaching staff 176[3]
Grades 9–12
Gender coed
Enrollment 2,410(approx)
Average class size 21.1[4]
Campus suburban
School color(s)      cardinal red
Athletics conference Mid-Suburban League
Mascot Saxon
Nickname Saxons[5]
Average ACT scores 24.5[4]
Publication Variations[6]
Newspaper 'Sextant[6]
Yearbook 'Shimmer[6]
Other @lock

Schaumburg High School, or SHS is a public four-year high school located in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States.


Schaumburg High School opened on September 17, 1970. It is accredited by the North Central Association and has earned full recognition status by the State Superintendent of Schools in the State of Illinois.

In late 2008, Schaumburg High School went under a massive reconstruction product in which 13 new classrooms, a new grand foyer, busport, administration center, three new science labs, and handicap accessibility were added to the high school. This was a part of the larger District 211 construction projects on Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High Schools.

Schaumburg High School serves students who reside in Schaumburg, the south side of Hoffman Estates and the northern Cook County section of Hanover Park.

Every two years Schaumburg also donates to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. In the year of 2012 Schaumburg raised over $100,000 giving them second place in the state of Illinois for most money raised.[7]


Schaumburg High School was ranked 486 in the nation during the year 2012 by Newsweek's Best High Schools.[8] Currently Schaumburg is one of the few Illinois schools to be given a ranking of 9/10 by GreatSchools.[9] [In 2011, Schaumburg had an average composite ACT score of 24.5, and graduated 96.5% of its senior class.[4] Schaumburg has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) according to the provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[4]

The United States Department of Education has recognized Schaumburg High School as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[10]

Athletics and Activities[edit]

Schaumburg is a member of the Mid-Suburban League. It is also a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs most interscholastic sports and activities in the state. Its mascot is the Saxons.

Schaumburg sponsors interscholastic athletic teams for young men and women in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and water polo. Young men may compete in baseball, football, wrestling, while young women may compete in badminton, bowling, and softball. The school also sponsors teams for young men and women in lacrosse, though this sport is not sponsored by the IHSA.[11]

The following teams have finished in the top four of their respective state tournament or meet.[12]

  • Baseball: 2nd place (1988–89); State Champions (1996–97); 7th place (2005–06)
  • Basketball (boys): 4th place (1998–99); State Champions (2000–01)
  • Bowling (girls): 3rd place (1973–74, 82-83, 2006–07); 2nd place (1972–73, 2007–08); State Champions (2003–04)
  • Cross Country (boys): 4th place (1980–81, 95-96); 3rd place (1992–93, 98-99, 2006–07); 2nd place (1981–82, 91-92, 99-2000); State Champions (1985–86, 87-88, 88-89)
  • Cross Country (girls): 4th place (1984–85, 2002–03); 2nd place (1986–87, 91-92); State Champions (1982–83, 1999-00,2010–11)
  • Debate: Lincoln-Douglas Debate - State Champions (2012), 2nd Place (2014); Public Forum Debate - 2nd Place (2013), State Champions (2014)
  • Field Hockey (girls): State Champions (1977–78) -- discontinued by the IHSA
  • Football: 2nd place (1999-2000)
  • Gymnastics (girls): 3rd place (2010–11)
  • Soccer (girls): 4th place (1988–89, 91-92); 3rd place (1990–91); State Champions (1992–93)
  • Poms: 1st place (2008)(2011)
  • Flags: 1st place in lyrical flag, tall flag, and State Grand Champions (2009–10)1st place in lyrical flag, 3rd in tall flag, and State Grand Champions (2010–11)
  • Business Professionals of America: State finalists in four events by AJ Patel, Yash Tulsiani, Taylor Viti, and Matt Karijolic (2013-2014).[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Administration". Township High School District 211. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Administrative Team". Schaumburg High School. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Directory of Teaching staff; accessed 14 June 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d Class of 2008 school report card; accessed 14 June 2009.
  5. ^ a b Information page for Schaumburg HS;; accessed 14 June 2009.
  6. ^ a b c Index of student activities for Schaumburg HS; accessed 14 June 2009.
  7. ^ Jaworski, Jim. "Schaumburg High School raises more than $100K for cancer research". Trib Local. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Three D211 schools make Newsweek list". Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Schaumburg High School". Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
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  11. ^ Schaumburg Athletic Department; accessed 14 June 2009.
  12. ^ IHSA season summaries for Schaumburg HS; accessed 13 June 2009.
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  14. ^ Forman, Ross (24 June 2009). "Alexandra Billings reigns on her parade". Windy City Times (Chicago). Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c d Meyer-Abbott, Ben (8 April 2009). "Schaumburg There's no doubt: The Saxons rule". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
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  17. ^ Klein, Jeff Z.; Austen, Ian (16 June 2011). "In Vancouver, a Hockey Loss Touches Off Rioting". The New York Times. 
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