Mandarin Students Are Award-Winners in 7th Midwest Chinese Speech Contest

Mandarin Chinese students from Buffalo Grove High School and John Hersey High School competed on April 25 in the 7th Midwest Chinese Speech Contest at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, bringing home prestigious awards for their performances. Bronze medals were won by BGHS students Lena Dassonville (Level 2) and Tim Cooper (Level 1). Hersey student Nathan VanGelderen captured the gold medal in Level 2. Their Mandarin Chinese teacher at both schools is Caili Chiu, who comment » Continue Reading

“Bernies” and Theater Arts Leadership Awards Presented to Buffalo Grove Students

Drama and technical theater students from Buffalo Grove High School recently received recognition for outstanding performance, participation, and achievement in the production of this school year's plays, "Steel Magnolias," "The Boys Next Door," and the musical, "Avenue Q: School Edition." On stage or behind the scenes, Buffalo Grove's dedicated performing arts students work together to deliver the best possible performances to their appreciative audiences. Based on the votes of the school's dra » Continue Reading

Northwestern University Honors Buffalo Grove's Elizabeth Bennett as Distinguished Secondary Teacher of Year

Elizabeth Bennett, Director of Orchestras at Buffalo Grove High School, will be recognized at Northwestern University's honors ceremony on June 18 and commencement on June 19 as one of five high school educators to receive the fifth annual Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award. The award recognizes high school teachers who have touched the lives of their former students, now graduating Northwestern seniors.  The prestigious tribute carries an honorarium of $2,500 for each teacher and the same am » Continue Reading

Buffalo Grove's Ami Relf Selected by National Endowment for Humanities as Summer Scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico

Ami Relf, English teacher at Buffalo Grove High School, has again been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) "Summer Scholar" from a applicant pool of over 240 teachers across the country to attend one of 25 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines. Relf will pa » Continue Reading

Buffalo Grove’s Francesca Pecoraro Named 2015 Illinois School Counselor of Year

Buffalo Grove High School counselor Francesca Pecoraro has recently been named Illinois School Counselor of the Year for 2015.  She was selected for her outstanding listening skills and advocacy in providing students with the resources, support, and encouragement needed to attain success during their high school careers and beyond.  She is also a peer leader at BGHS and throughout District 214.  Pecoraro will receive this prestigious award at the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) conf » Continue Reading

Buffalo Grove Receives Repeat Recognition by the American School Counselor Association

Buffalo Grove High School will once again receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Honorees will be recognized on June 30 for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs. According to Buffalo Grove Associate Principal Robert Hartwig, "At this time, Buffalo Grove is the only school in the district that has been able to accomplish this rec » Continue Reading


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Welcome from the Principal

 Mr. Jeff Wardle


Buffalo Grove High School is recognized as a Blue Ribbon High School by the U. S. Department of Education and was named one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek magazines. In addition, Chicago magazine most recently named Buffalo Grove as one of the top 20 high schools in Cook County in the state of Illinois. Buffalo Grove is located within a middle-income residential community 28 miles northwest of downtown Chicago 

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