Proviso Township High Schools District 209

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Proviso Township
High Schools District 209
8601 W. Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, Illinois
District information
Type public secondary district
Established 1910
Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart
Other information

Proviso Township High Schools District 209, established in 1910, is located in western Cook County, Illinois, USA near Chicago. Its headquarters are in Forest Park.[1] The district encompasses most of Proviso Township, excluding the extreme southern portion. The district's motto is the Latin Nihil Nisi Optimum, which translates to Nothing but the best.

The district serves Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Northlake, Melrose Park, Stone Park, and Westchester.[1]


In the 1990s a group of parents in Westchester, Illinois, citing what they believed to be poor academic achievement and a large size of Proviso West High School, tried to remove their area from the district and form a small high school district of their own.[2]


The district operates three campuses.


On the Prairie State Achievement exam, 22.5% of students met or exceeded standards for academic year 2008-09. The state average was 53%.[3] Proviso Township High Schools ranked 26th of 27 high school districts serving suburban Cook County.[4]

Noted alumni[edit]

The district's alumni include ten current or former NBA players who have collectively won three NBA Championships, an Olympic track medalist, four current or former NFL players (one of whom is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame), and two astronauts, one of whom was the last man to walk on the moon.


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