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Forest View High School

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School type  public secondary
Status  closed
Grades  9–12
Phone  +1 847-718-7600
Colors  Black, Gold
Opened  1962
Closed  1986
Gender  coed
Mascot  Ferdie the Falcon
Address  2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA
District  Township High School District 214
Similar  Forest View Educatio, Prospect High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High Sch, Rolling Meadows High Sch

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Forest View High School was a public secondary school in southern Arlington Heights, Illinois, operational from 1963 until its closure because of declining enrollment in 1986. The school mascot was Ferdie the Falcon, and the school colors were silver, black, and gold.



Forest View's team nickname was the Falcons. The school was a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs most of the athletic and non-athletic competitions in Illinois.

When the school was closed, the IHSA turned over the accomplishments of the school to John Hersey High School, which is also a District 214 school in Arlington Heights.

The following teams finished in the top four of their respective IHSA sponsored state tournament or meet:

  • Football: 2nd place (1985–86)
  • Bowling (girls): 2nd place (1974–75, 75–76); State Champions (1973–74, 76–77, 77–78)
  • Track & Field (girls): 4th place (1972–73)
  • Today

    After the school closed on Friday June 13, 1986, students attending Forest View switched to Rolling Meadows High School, Elk Grove High School or Prospect High School. Forest View today serves multiple purposes:

  • It is the central administrative office for Township High School District 214.
  • It is the home to the district's Vanguard School, which is an alternative high school for students not excelling in traditional high school placements.
  • It is home to the district's Newcomer Center, which helps give newly arrived immigrants an opportunity to learn the English language and to better transition into one of the district's six high schools.
  • It is home to the Forest View Alternative School, which is a therapeutic day school that draws students from across the district who are eligible for special education, and whose behavioral or emotional needs extend beyond the scope of what can be addressed in a traditional placement setting.
  • Notable alumni

  • Jerry Jenkins (class of 1967) is the co-author of the best-selling Left Behind series of books.
  • Donald Wayne Foster (class of 1968), is a Vassar College professor, best known for his forensic literary analysis.
  • Christopher T. Hill (class of 1969), is a theoretical physicist and coauthor of Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe (with Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman). He is currently the head of the Theoretical Physics Group at Fermilab.
  • Donna Latham (class of 1975), is an award-winning writer of children's literature and works of theater.
  • Larry Monroe, former MLB player (Chicago White Sox).
  • Rick Zombo (class of 1981) was a professional hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL from 1984 to 1996.
  • References

    Forest View High School Wikipedia

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