Niles North High School

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Niles North High School
9800 N. Lawler Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077
United States
Coordinates 42°03′35″N 87°45′17″W / 42.0596°N 87.7546°W / 42.0596; -87.7546Coordinates: 42°03′35″N 87°45′17″W / 42.0596°N 87.7546°W / 42.0596; -87.7546
School type Public, Secondary
Opened 1964
Status Open
School district Niles Twp. Community H.S. 219
NCES District ID 1728530[1]
Superintendent Dr. Nanciann Gatta
NCES School ID 172853002986[1]
Principal James Edwards
Teaching staff 161.77 (FTE))[1]
Grades 9-12[1]
Gender coed[1]
Enrollment 1,986 (2016-17)
Student to teacher ratio 13.02:1[1]
Campus type suburban[1]
Color(s)      purple
Athletics conference Central Suburban League North
Team name Vikings
Newspaper North Star News
Yearbook SAGA[3]

Niles North High School, or NNHS, is a public four-year high school located in Skokie, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Niles Township Community High School District 219, which also includes Niles West High School. Its feeder middle schools are Old Orchard Junior High, Oliver McCracken Middle School, East Prairie School, and Golf Middle School. It is also home to several special education programs, including the Anchor, Bridges, & SAILS programs. The current enrollment for this school is around 2,300 students.


Niles North competes in the Central Suburban League and Illinois High School Association. Its mascot is the Viking.

Extra-curricular awards and recognition[edit]

  • For the fifth year in a row, the student newspaper, The North Star, won the "International First Place award from Quill and Scroll" (for the 2001–2002 school year).[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Niles North High School". Statistical abstract. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). October 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Skokie (NIles North)". School information. Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 21 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Clubs". Directory. Niles North High School. 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ [1]"North Star Wins International First Place Award", news release at Niles North High School Web site, accessed February 19, 2007
  5. ^ Lefkowitz, David (25 September 2001). "PLAYBILL ON-LINE'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER with Gregg Edelman". Playbill Online. Retrieved 6 July 2011. GE: I never really thought about performing at all. But when I was a freshman at Niles North High School ... 
  6. ^ Pisarcik, Kristin (September 7, 2007). "Mikes Math". ABC News. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ Stone, Andrew C. "Erin Heatherton Is No Average Bombshell". Michigan Avenue Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2011. "I didn’t even know who Kate Moss was," laughs Heatherton, who has been with the Marilyn agency since her senior year at Niles North High School. 
  8. ^ Patch Staff (10 March 2011), "Skokie Native Makes Forbes Rich List", Skokie Patch (Skokie, IL, USA), retrieved 6 July 2011, Former Niles North alum Michael Krasny made Forbes' "Richest People in America" list again in 2011. Krasny is founder and chief executive officer of the CDW Corporation, which mainly sells computers and computer related products. 
  9. ^ "Brent Novoselsky". statistics and biographical information. Football Retrieved 6 July 2011. High School: Niles North (Skokie, IL) 
  10. ^ Temkin, Barry (1 September 1989), "Head of the class: Friday night is the beginning of the...", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 6 July 2011, The Packers waived tight end Brent Novoselsky of Niles North and Penn ... 
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  12. ^ Zalusky, Steve (9 July 2004), "No short cuts this time for local filmmaker.", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), retrieved 6 July 2011, Former Arlington Heights resident Marc Selz, who filmed his debut feature, "Short Cut Road," in Long Grove ... Now, with the DVD out in stores, Selz, who attended Skokie's Niles North High School, has upped the stakes ... 

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