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Welcome to
north shore school district 112!

North Shore School District 112 is a public school district located in the Chicago suburbs of Highland Park and Highwood. We strive to offer students a diverse staff from a variety of backgrounds, races and ethnic groups. At the same time, we value the opportunity to help staff grow personally and professionally.

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Why Choose Us

With a focus on positive psychology practices, our staff works hard to create schools where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. High-quality materials and technology give our staff and students the tools needed to be innovative and highly engaged. As a member of District 112, you’ll be working to advance yourself as well as fulfill a long legacy of District 112 being the home of pioneering educators, dedicated staff and innovative instructional practices. 

Meet 112

We proudly serve 3,800 Pre-K through 8th-grade students from the communities of Highland Park, Highwood and Fort Sheridan. We serve 9 schools: seven elementary schools and two middle schools.

We have the best staff and students on Earth, but don’t just take our word for it! Check out our “Meet 112” video series to hear the stories of current staff around the district.

Live, Work, Learn

Outside of work, our beautiful community is on the banks of Lake Michigan and is just a short trip on the Metra away from Chicago. From a lively downtown offering unique shopping and exceptional restaurants to strolling in one of the scenic parks to enjoying music and entertainment at the Ravinia Festival, our community truly has something for everyone.



Nestled along the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan, our vibrant community offers an ideal blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. Just a short ride on the Metra from Chicago, residents can enjoy a lively downtown filled with unique shops and exceptional dining experiences. Take a leisurely stroll through our scenic parks or immerse yourself in the arts with music and entertainment at the renowned Ravinia Festival. Whether you're seeking adventure or tranquility, our community has something for everyone.


Our district proudly boasts two National Blue Ribbon Schools: Indian Trail Elementary, honored in 2020, and Braeside Elementary, recognized in 2021. Additionally, all nine schools have achieved High Reliability School status, exhibiting a commitment to continuous improvement and high-quality education.

NSSD112 provides advanced technology for both staff and students, ensuring a cutting-edge learning environment. The district also has a comprehensive long-range facility plan to keep schools updated and well-equipped for the future.

Prioritizing staff social-emotional well-being cultivates a positive and supportive school environment, resulting in happier, more satisfied staff members. By focusing on the well-being of our educators, we create a thriving school community that benefits everyone.


Live, Work and Learn at North Shore School District 112

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