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Education

From public to private and parochial, Skokie students have access to a variety of educational options throughout their school years. Primary school students are served by six K-8 school districts in Skokie. They include:

Evanston/Skokie School District 65
Skokie School District 68
Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69
Fairview South School District 72
East Prairie School District 73
Skokie School District 73-1/2

The majority of Skokie high school students attend one of two high schools within Niles Township High School District 219, Niles North or Niles West. A small portion attends Evanston Township High School in District 202.

The combined eight districts provide academic and extracurricular opportunities for thousands of Skokie students ranging from preschool through high school.

Nationally recognized for academic excellence, both Niles North and Niles West High Schools have been cited among the country’s best by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts recognized Niles Township High Schools for having the top arts education program in the nation. D219 was the first general education public high school district to ever win this distinction. The mission of D219 is to provide an equitable, student-focused learning environment where every student graduates prepared and ready for college.

Oakton Community College with campus locations in Skokie and Des Plaines offers 80 areas of study and more than 2,500 course offerings each term, providing degree programs and noncredit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses.

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