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Nelson School
8901 N Ozanam Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Viola Nelson School is one of the six schools in East Maine School District 63, which serves northern Niles, westernMore Morton Grove, eastern Des Plaines and surrounding communities.  

Nelson's students range from kindergarten to sixth grade, and the school feeds into Gemini Junior High School.

Terry Baranowski and Dan Farinosi are serving as interim co-principals for the 2010-2011 school year as the district searches to replace the former principal, Larry Mishkin.

Baranowski described the school as being very ethnically diverse. It's a mix of students of Asian, European and Hispanic origin, with many speaking a language other than English in the home.




Thomas Edison School
8200 Gross Point Rd, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Thomas Edison School, founded in 1956, is part of School District 69. Despite its location in Morton Grove, the studentMore body is largely made up of children from Skokie. Edison prides itself on being a very diverse school, made up of students from a wide range of backgrounds, both social and cultural. Robert Halipern is principal, and his office focuses on good behavior and character.
Northridge Preparatory School
8320 W Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714

Northridge Prep is an academically rigorous boys' school for grades 6-12. The middle school, for grades 6-8, and theMore high school are distinct, with two different principals, though they are housed in the same building.

The school was founded in 1976, partly because parents wanted a school with a serious academic foundation and a focus on personal virtue. Students wear uniforms that include blazers, ties and trousers. 

Athletics is also taken seriously at Northridge Prep, and its football and basketball teams have a history of success. The school mascot is the Knights, and a display of a knight in armor stands in the school office.

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