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List of Democracy Schools

Explore the growing network of Illinois high schools that are dedicated to expanding and improving civic learning experiences across the curriculum.

School names are followed by year of recognition. The contacts listed for each school will respond to administrators and faculty who are interested in learning more about the Democracy School initiative.

Current Democracy Schools

Adlai E. Stevenson High School (2013)
Lincolnshire, Illinois
Contact: Brad Smith

Alcott College Prep (2014)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Kyle Beck

Alton High School (2016)
Alton, Illinois
Contact: Carla Hilgert

Antioch High School (2015)
Antioch, Illinois
Contact: Grant Murray

Bartlett High School (2006)
Bartlett, Illinois
Contact: Kristen Allanson

Batavia High School (2017)
Batavia, Illinois
Contact: Joseph Cranston

Belleville East High School (2014)
Belleville, Illinois
Contact: Andrea Seipp

Belleville West High School (2014)
Belleville, Illinois
Contact: Stacey Posey

Belvidere High School (2017)
Belvidere, Illinois
Contact: Lourdes Aguilar

Belvidere North High School (2017)
Belvidere, Illinois
Contact: Teresa Kruger

Carbondale Community High School (2013)
Carbondale, Illinois
Contact: Brandi Jones

Carl Sandburg High School (2010)
Orland Park, Illinois
Contact: Tony Sosnowski

Carlinville High School (2017)
Carlinville, Illinois
Contact: Stacey Steiner

Carmel Catholic High School (2011)
Mundelein, Illinois
Contact: Julie Donner

Collinsville High School (2016)
Collinsville, Illinois
Contact: Barbara Lindauer

Community High School (2006)
West Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Lisa Willuweit

DuQuoin High School (2017)
DuQuoin, Illinois
Contact: Shawn File

East Leyden High School (2014)
Franklin Park, Illinois
Contact: Chris Lange

Elmwood Park High School (2016)
Elmwood Park, Illinois
Contact: Mario Fiorito

Francis W. Parker School (2015)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Lisa Williams

Geneva High School (2006)
Geneva, Illinois
Contact: Sue Nagle

George Washington High School (2017)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Donald Davis

Gibault Catholic High School (2017)
Waterloo, Illinois
Contact: Heather Johnson

Glenbard East High School (2012)
Lombard, Illinois
Contact: Victor Swanson

Glenbard North High School (2008)
Carol Stream, Illinois
Contact: Kevin Coon

Glenbard South High School (2009)
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Contact: Lorie Cristofaro

Glenbard West High School (2012)
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Contact: Kristin Brandt

Granite City High School (2015)
Granite City, Illinois
Contact: Vince Willaredt

Grayslake Central High School (2014)
Grayslake, Illinois
Contact: Jason Janczak

Grayslake North High School (2014)
Grayslake, Illinois
Contact: Erin Wise

Hinsdale Central High School (2017)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Contact: Billson Rasavongxay

Huntley High School (2017)
Huntley, Illinois
Contact: Renee Fowler

J. Sterling Morton West High School (2017)
Berwyn, Illinois
Contact: Justin Jacobek

James B. Conant High School (2016)
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Contact: Andrew Mikrut

John Hancock College Prep High School (2013)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Andrew Martinek

Josephinum Academy (2013)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Mark Baran

Lake Park High School (2006)
Roselle, Illinois
Contact: Gina Mayo

Lakes Community High School (2012)
Lake Villa, Illinois
Contact: Jaclyn Orlov

Lindblom Math and Science Academy (2016)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Peter Van

Loyola Academy (2017)
Wilmette, Illinois
Contact: Jeff Dees

Maine East High School (2013)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Contact: Carl Brownell

Maine South High School (2012)
Park Ridge, Illinois
Contact: Brendan Gaughan

Maine West High School (2009)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Contact: Sue Gahagan Mueller

Marie Sklodowska Curie Metro High School (2016)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Daniel Jimenez

Marion High School (2015)
Marion, Illinois
Contact: Marty Cameron

Mascoutah High School (2016)
Mascoutah, Illinois
Contact: Col Randall Lanning

Metea Valley High School (2011)
Aurora, Illinois
Contact: Donald Pankuch

Neuqua High School (2012)
Naperville, Illinois
Contact: Tom McManamen

New Tech at Zion-Benton East (2016)
Zion, Illinois
Contact: Jeff Lobo

Nicholas Senn High School (2017)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Martin Galligan

Normal Community High School (2016)
Normal, Illinois
Contact: Kelly Keogh

Normal Community West High School (2016)
Normal, Illinois
Contact: John Bierbaum

O'Fallon High School (2015)
O'Fallon, Illinois
Contact: Christopher Busse

Oswego High School (2015)
Oswego, Illinois
Contact: Jennifer Keto

Oswego East High School (2015)
Oswego, Illinois
Contact: James Vera

Plainfield North High School (2016)
Plainfield, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Hoch

Prairie Ridge High School (2015)
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Contact: John Pellikan

Shawnee High School (2014)
Wolf Lake, Illinois
Contact: Jamie Nash-Mayberry

Streamwood High School (2016)
Streamwood, Illinois
Contact: Nick Vassolo

Uplift Community High School (2015)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Cyriac Mathew

Waubonsie Valley High School (2012)
Aurora, Illinois
Contact: Chris Wolak

Wells Community Academy (2017)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Melina Angeles

West Aurora High School (2014)
Aurora, Illinois
Contact: Kellie Hren

West Leyden High School (2014)
Northlake, Illinois
Contact: Chris Lange

Westinghouse College Prep High School (2015)
Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Linda Becker

Wheaton North High School (2009)
Wheaton, Illinois
Contact: Hayley Lotspeich

Wheaton Warrenville South High School (2016)
Wheaton, Illinois
Contact: Daryl Fitts