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National Blue Ribbon Celebration

School board members, a teacher representative, student council members, retired Supt. Dr. Larry Hewitt, parent volunteers and Principal Dr. Scott Meek pose with the National Blue Ribbon Schools flag following a Dec. 1 celebration.

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Welcome to Northbrook Junior High

A 2023 National Blue Ribbon School serving 6th-8th grades  in District 28.

News & Announcements

newborn portrait with teddy bear

The years go by quickly & sometimes it’s hard to believe how fast kids grow up!  As in previous years, parents of 8th-grade students will have an opportunity to share a baby picture of their child in the 2023-2024 yearbook. To be included in the 2023-2024 yearbook, submit your child’s baby picture by Thursday, February 29, 2024. 

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Drama teacher David Downing  in class with some drama students.
  • Awards and Recognition

Drama Teacher David Downing is well known in the hallways of Northbrook Junior High because of all the activities he leads or is involved in. His passion for student performance and positive teaching style is something Music Teacher Anca Apetean recognized over the past eight years that she has been working with him on the spring musical. She nominated him for the Illinois Those Who Excel recognition program.

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7the grade student Nate Dawson shows his research project at the NBJH science fair Jan. 30

At Northbrook Junior High, late January is the beginning of Science Fair season. For many of the students who spent the fall semester researching, documenting, analyzing a topic of their choosing, this is go time.

Saturday Jan. 20 marked the culmination of their efforts when they presented their research project and findings to a panel of three judges. The judges evaluate the oral presentation, the written work and scientific method of the experiments based on the Illinois Junior Academy of Science rubric.

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