On November 20th, District 27 will celebrate its 165th year of providing excellence in education to the community.

The District has had a rich history, from the construction of a one-room school house, to the creation of three state-of-the-art school buildings. 

To help us celebrate, we want you to send us photos and/or memories of your years in our District schools. We will publish them on our website and our Facebook page.

Please email copies and/or stories to Gail Kahover at, or mail them to 1250 Sanders Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. You can also use Twitter (@D27schools).

For more information about the District's past, please check out our history page and the latest InReview community newsletter.

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you!


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The Illinois School Report Cards for District 27 schools have been released to our community as it has for many years. This year the report card includes a rating designation of achievement as part of the Illinois Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. There are four designations “Exemplary,” “Commendable,” “Underperforming,” and “Lowest Performing.”  

Every District 27 school received an “Exemplary” designation – the highest rating possible.  An “Exemplary” designation means that the school’s performance is in the top 10% of schools statewide, and it has no underperforming subgroups. We are pleased with this designation, and it is consistent with our performance in other state, national and local data and information we monitor.

Congratulations to all our schools and their staff for this exemplary work.

Please review all our School Report Cards.

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Shabonee School has been listed as the top elementary school in Cook County, and Wood Oaks the top junior high school in a ranking by Chicago Magazine!

The rankings were published in the September issue of Chicago Magazine under "Best Public Schools: The Top 155 in the City and Suburbs." Additionally, Wood Oaks Principal Rob McElligott was featured in a "Principal Spotlight." 

Chicago magazine top schools with Shabonee and WO listed as 1 and 4


Rob McElligott featured in Chicago Magazine top schools
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