Maine East High School , or Maine East , and officially Maine Township High School East , is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Dempster Street and Potter Road in Park Ridge, Illinois , a northwest suburb of Chicago , in the United States. It is part of Maine Township High School District 207 , which also includes Maine South High School and Maine West High School .

Maine East is best known today for the diversity of its student body. Students attending Maine East hail from several dozen nations on each continent besides Antarctica .

Maine East was known as Maine Township High School when it was built in 1929 as a replacement for the original Maine Township High School, which itself had been built in 1902. Until 1959, when Maine West High School was built, it was the sole school in the district. The school was built with an indoor rifle shooting range and swimming pool. Over the years, the shooting range was closed and the swimming pool closed with a larger modern pool opened in a new section of the building.

Maine East High School , or Maine East , and officially Maine Township High School East , is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Dempster Street and Potter Road in Park Ridge, Illinois , a northwest suburb of Chicago , in the United States. It is part of Maine Township High School District 207 , which also includes Maine South High School and Maine West High School .

Maine East is best known today for the diversity of its student body. Students attending Maine East hail from several dozen nations on each continent besides Antarctica .

Maine East was known as Maine Township High School when it was built in 1929 as a replacement for the original Maine Township High School, which itself had been built in 1902. Until 1959, when Maine West High School was built, it was the sole school in the district. The school was built with an indoor rifle shooting range and swimming pool. Over the years, the shooting range was closed and the swimming pool closed with a larger modern pool opened in a new section of the building.

Maine North High School was a public secondary school in Des Plaines , Illinois , northwest of Chicago . It was located in unincorporated Maine Township, part of Maine Township High School District 207 which includes Maine East , Maine West , and Maine South High Schools . Opened in 1970, it closed just eleven years later in 1981, and served parts of Des Plaines , Glenview , and Niles .

As student population shrank, the decision came down to closing Maine East or Maine North. Maine East, the oldest school in the district, opened in 1929, but also had considerable numbers of alumni and students with the S.O.S. (Save Our School) campaign pushing to keep it open. On November 17, 1980, the Board voted 4-3 to close Maine North by 1981, citing that it was not only the smallest school, but the least centrally located of the schools in the district. In October, the Board voted to close the school at the end of the 1980–81 school year. [1]

The school was subsequently sold along with the District's administrative building, which had its offices relocated to Maine South High School .

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