1959 to 2001

1959 to 2001

Niles West High School

Alumni Information

2001 to Present

2001 to Present

Niles West High School opened in fall of 1958, and has a student population of over 2,500 per year.

In 1991 Niles West received the U.S. Excellence in Education award.  The school was praised for teacher involvement, excellent student achievement scores on college entrance exams, parent involvement, a model curriculum and a wide range of class offerings.  Niles West continues to improve on all these characteristics each year.

Niles Township High School District 219 was recognized as the number one arts education program in the nation in 2007 by the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education and the National School Boards Association.

Olympic gold medalist Bart Conner (W'76) and long time Niles West gymnastics coach John Burkel officially opened the Niles West state-of-the-art Athletic Training Center on September 2, 2011.


Please register as a D219 alum for our alumni database to receive the annual newsletter, and other interesting alumni related information, such as upcoming reunions, homecoming games, and an opportunity to submit nominations for the distinguished alumni award each year. Alumni Registration Form


Each year, Niles West recognizes a past graduate for accomplishment in his/her field and contribution to society.   Award for recipient is presented at the Niles West Accolades Ceremony in May.


NEWS: Rutledge Hall is inviting veterans (and alumni of Niles West) to participate in a Veterans Day event on Monday, November 11, 2019. RSVP to 847-675-8236. The event will begin at approximately 9 am.

The Niles West Class of 2015, as a class gift, has dedicated a wall in honor of West graduates who have gone on to serve in the United States Armed Forces.  Our goal is to commemorate past, present, and future graduates for their service.  We also hope it will serve as a reminder to current students to be appreciative of those who protect our country.  If you know of alumni who have served in any branch of the military, active or reserves, please complete the Wall of Honor form.  Thank you!


District 219 is committed to helping students prepare for their futures. Part of that support includes connecting current students with volunteers, including Niles West alumnae, for career path mentoring. Are you willing to answer message board questions from students interested in your career or industry? Is your company interested in offering activities like job shadows or tours? Perhaps you could speak to a class about your experience in the working world. There is no cost to participate and what you offer or do is completely up to you. Register now at Inspire Your Future. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Inspire coordinator, Julianne Arvizu at julianne@inspireyourfuture.org or (312) 315-5724.


To contact us at D219 for alumni related questions and information

Samina Hussain, samhus@d219.org, 847-626-3959