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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."

Chicago Magazine: Best Public Schools 2018

Chicago Magazine: Principal Spotlight 



Rob McElligott, Principal

Rob McElligott, Ed.D.

(847) 272-1900, ext. 5530

Asst. Principal

Cari Beake, Assistant Principal

Cari Beake

(847) 272-1900, ext. 5533

School Mascot


Mr. McElligott with Wildcat, Wood Oaks's mascot

Frequently Asked Questions

Wood Oaks Jr. HIgh

1250 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Main Office Number:
(847) 272-1900
Fax Number:
(847) 480-4834
School hours:
8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Office Staff

Julia Dulek
Principal's Secretary
(847) 272-1900, ext. 5532
Renee Steinberg
School Secretary
(847) 272-1900, ext. 5534
Norma Mena
Assistant Secretary
(847) 272-1900, ext. 5125
Kris Cwik
School Nurse
(847) 272-1900, ext. 5536