Rolling Meadows High School
|Rolling Meadows High School|
|2901 Central Rd.
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
|School type||public secondary|
|School district||Twp. HS District 214|
|Staff||blue ribbion high school|
|Fight song||Across the Field|
|Athletics conference||Mid-Suburban League (MSL)|
|Mascot||Milo the Mustang|
|Average ACT scores||22.3|
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.
The school's student body as of 2014 was 59% White, 29% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 3% Black, and 3% Other.
Rolling Meadows High School is designated as a "Blue Ribbon School" by the U.S. Department of Education. 10.8% of students as of 2014 met State Test performance Index minimum educational standards. It is listed as one of the top 1000 high schools in all of the United States and a lower teacher to student ratio than surrounding schools in the district.
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. The AP Exam Pass Rate of a score of 3 or better is at 78%.
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. The school boasts an impressive collection of all state athletes in every sport offered. Boys may also compete in baseball, football, and wrestling. Girls may compete in badminton, bowling, cheerleading, and softball. 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.
- 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.
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.
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. The marching band is the Marching Mustangs.
- Gary Cole is an actor known for his work in film (In the Line of Fire, The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space) and television (Fatal Vision, Midnight Caller, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Veep).
- Jimmy Garoppolo is a professional football player for the New England Patriots.
- Brian Schmack (1991) is a former professional baseball player with the Detroit Tigers; current head baseball coach at Valparaiso University.
- Aaron Williams was a professional basketball player, playing in the NBA (1993–2008).
- Tim McIlrath is the lead singer of the American rock band Rise Against.
- "Welcome From the Superintendent". Township High School District 214. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- Office of the Superintendent Rolling Meadows High School].
- "Staff Directory Link". Rolling Meadows High School. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- 2013 Second Quarter Newsletter
- IHSA school profile for Rolling Meadows HS; accessed 22 December 2008
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- Rolling Meadows HS Athletics: list of sports and athletic activities; accessed 22 December 2008 Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Rolling Meadows HS State Athletic Records; ihsa.org; accessed 22 December 2008
- IHSA Girls Archery team results, by year
- Mask, Teresa (28 December 1999), "Crossing Centuries: Our Suburbs — Celebrities have roots in local communities", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL, USA), archived from the original on August 19, 2006, 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.
- Eastern Illinois Panthers - Jimmy Garoppolo - 2013 Football
- 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
- 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.
- Aaron Williams stats & bio; basketball-reference.com; accessed 1 January 2009
- 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