North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 provides learning opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade living in North Chicago, IL.  The district operates six schools: Forrestal and North elementary serving PreK-2nd grade, AJ Katzenmaier and Yeager serving 3rd-5th grade, Neal Math and Science Academy serving 6th-8th grade, and North Chicago Community High School serving 9th-12th grade.

    The city of North Chicago, in Lake County, IL, occupies 7.9 square miles and is situated along Lake Michigan, 33 miles north of Chicago. The city’s population in 2012 numbered 29,667 residents.

    The Great Lakes Naval Training Center also calls North Chicago home, and the North Chicago schools enjoy an active partnership with their military employees and families. The schools also benefit from many partnerships with area businesses and educational institutions.

    The School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative curriculum, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and sound fiscal and management practices.