Wood Oaks houses students in sixth through eighth grades. After graduation, students attend Glenbrook North High School. Wood Oaks has approximately 440 students and 75 staff members.
Wood Oaks has been listed as the top junior high school in Cook County. The rankings were published in the September 2018 issue of Chicago Magazine under "Best Public Schools: The Top 155 in the City and Suburbs." Additionally, Wood Oaks Principal Rob McElligott was featured in a "Principal Spotlight."
Parents of students who will not be in attendance during the school day are asked to call the school office at 847-272-1900 before 7:45 a.m. to notify the school office of their children's absences as well as the reason for the absence. Absence information may be left on voice mail.
Parents who do not call the school when their children are absent will receive a call from the school. This telephone message policy has been implemented in order to assure safety and security of the children.
Regular attendance is an important part of being a responsible student. Therefore, our Board of Education policy requires all students to be in full attendance for the entire school day. State attendance reporting regulations require a student must be in attendance 2.5 hours in both the a.m. and p.m. or be reported absent for the respective half of the day. Students arriving late, but within the 2.5-hour limit shall be considered tardy.
All visitors who visit the school must sign in at the main office. They must leave their drivers license in the office the entire time they are in the building. A badge and lanyard will be issued to all visitors who visit any area of the school. The lanyard should be worn so that it is visible to all staff members.
In order to maintain a productive learning environment, cell phone use is not permitted in the building. Anyone needing to use a cell phone is asked to do so outside.