High School District 214
Welcome to the High School District 214. Recognized as a Blue Ribbon High School District by the U.S. Department of Education, High School District 214 is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Chicago in a 68.3 square mile area. We serve students from the surrounding communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling. Larger in area than the city of St. Louis, the district serves over 300,000 residents. O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago are minutes away, and Woodfield Mall offers area residents one of the world's largest indoor shopping centers.
The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.
Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.