Park Ridge-Niles School District 64
The district headquarters is named the Raymond E. Hendee Educational Service Center (ESC) and is at 164 S. Prospect Ave. in Park Ridge.
- Middle schools
- Emerson Middle School (in Niles) — Named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, this is a three-story school building. At one time the district rented the facility to the Chicago Futabakai Japanese School, which used it as its campus. The middle school replaced an older building, Emerson Junior High School.
- Lincoln Middle School (in Park Ridge)
- Elementary schools
- George B. Carpenter Elementary School (in Park Ridge)
- Eugene Field Elementary School (in Park Ridge)
- citation needed] Franklin Elementary School (in Park Ridge) [
- citation needed] Roosevelt Elementary School (in Park Ridge) [
- citation needed] Washington Elementary School (Park Ridge) [
- Early childhood
- Jefferson School (in Niles)
The Goodspeed History of Cook County implies that the early history of schools of Park Ridge is unclear, but stated: "By 1860, several schools had been started in that vicinity. Among the first teachers were R.W. Gunnison, Miss Augusta Meacham, and George A. Follansbee."
By 1902, School District 2, Township 41 North, Range 12 East, "Park Ridge", had an "old building" constructed for $6,000 in 1868 on 0.6 acres (0.24 ha) and a "new building" constructed for $20,000 in 1893 on 6.0 acres (2.4 ha):53 near the southwest corner of township section 26.:101
With school district renumbering from township-wide to county-wide in 1901, Park Ridge's School District 2 became School District 64.:104 In 1902 the district had a population of 2,112 people:21 In the 1901–1902 school year, one principal oversaw 11 other teachers,:104 but for the Autumn 1902 semester, a superintendent oversaw 8 teachers.:136 At the time there were 5 operating schools in all of Maine Township.:21
Construction on Field, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt schools began in 1929.
By 1958 schools in District 64 included Edison, Emerson Junior High, Field, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln Junior High, Madison, Merrill, and Washington.
- "Contact Information". Park Ridge, Illinois: Park Ridge-Niles School District 64. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
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- Burgos, Frank. "School helps kids remain Japanese Tokyo classrooms in Niles." Chicago Sun-Times. June 14, 1992. Page 18. Retrieved on January 10, 2012.
- "District 64 Alumna Hillary Clinton". Park Ridge, Illinois: Park Ridge-Niles School District 64. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
- See school sign in "banner_ces.jpg Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine." Carpenter Elementary School. Retrieved on January 10, 2012.
- "banner_wes.jpg[permanent dead link]." Washington Elementary School. Retrieved on January 10, 2012.
- Goodspeed, Weston B.; Healy, Daniel D., eds. (1909). History of Cook County, Illinois. 2. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association. p. 272. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
- Biennial Report of the County Superintendent of Schools (1900-1902 ed.). Chicago: Department of Public Instruction, Cook County, Illinois. 1902. hdl:2027/uiug.30112107831726.
- "A Busy City Leads to Three New Elementary Schools". Park Ridge, Illinois: Park Ridge Historical Society. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
- "District 64 Review" (PDF). The Niles Bugle. 2 (15). Niles, Illinois. 1958-12-17. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
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CAPTION: The first lady holds a 1959 class photo during a visit yesterday to Eugene Field Elementary School in Illinois