Proviso Township High Schools District 209

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Proviso Township
High Schools District 209
District information
Typepublic secondary district
SuperintendentDr. James L. Henderson
Other information

Proviso Township High Schools District 209, established in 1910, is located in western Cook County, Illinois, US, 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]



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%.[2] Proviso Township High Schools ranked 26th of 27 high school districts serving suburban Cook County.[3]

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.


  1. ^ a b "About Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Archived 2017-04-12 at the Wayback Machine." Proviso Township High Schools District 209. Retrieved on February 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Illinois Report Card".
  3. ^ "Proviso Probe: How does Proviso compare to other school districts? The numbers".

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