About

    North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 provides learning opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade living in North Chicago, IL.

    District 187 Schools
    Forrestal and Alexander Elementary serving K-3rd grades
    AJ Katzenmaier 4th-5th grades
    Neal Math and Science Academy serving 6th-8th grades
    North Chicago Community High School serving 9th-12th grades

    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 2015 numbered 30,055 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.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to empower each child to write their own story of success, and to prepare each child, academically and socially, to pursue and realize their unique purpose.