Welcome to

North Shore School District 112

North Shore School District 112 is a public school district north of Chicago that fosters innovation, respect, engagement, and intellectual inquiry. Learn more about why District 112 is a great place to live, work, and learn!

Why choose us?

North Shore School District 112 (NSSD112) is looking for educators of all experience levels to help propel our schools to the next level of excellence. We love working with recent college graduates to help hone their teaching skills and our mentorship program ensures new staff have an ally in their building and someone they can go to with any question. 

With a focus on positive psychology practices, our staff work hard to create schools where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. Our 1:1 device program for students and high-quality technology for staff give you the tools needed to innovate and highly engage students. Plus, with competitive compensation and benefit packages that offer teachers growth and advancement opportunities, you’ll have a better quality of life outside work, too. 

About Us

North Shore School District 112 proudly serves 4,000 Pre-K through 8th-grade students from the communities of Highland Park, Highwood, and Fort Sheridan. Our dynamic community is educating the next generation of leaders in 10 schools: seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and an early childhood center. We foster inspiring, innovative, and engaging environments to educate our students and prepare them for life success in a dynamic world.

Live, Work and Learn

Outside of work, our beautiful community is on the banks of Lake Michigan and is just a trip on the “L” away from Chicago. From a lively downtown offering unique shopping and exceptional restaurants to strolling in one of the scenic parks to enjoying music and entertainment at the Ravinia Festival, our community truly has something for everyone. 

Highly Rated Schools

One of our schools was named a National Blue Ribbon Schools Program in 2020 and five of our schools have been rated Exemplary by the State of Illinois.

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Small Class Sizes

That translates to more personalized student attention and better work/life balance for you. We are committed to creating the conditions for student and teacher success.

Updated Facilities & Technology

NSSD112 offers high-quality technology for staff and students and has a long-range facility plan to provide updated schools into the future. 

Positive Workplaces

Focusing on staff social-emotional wellbeing creates happier schools, leading to higher staff satisfaction and student success.