About Us

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 



Cari Beake, Wood Oaks Principal

Cari Beake

(847) 272-1900, ext. 5530
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Asst. Principal

Paul Suminski, Wood Oaks Assistant Principal

Paul Suminski

(847) 272-1900, ext. 5533
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School Mascot


Cari Beake, Principal, and the Wildcat mascot take a picture at the PTA %K race.

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
Email Ms. Dulek
Michelle Miller
School Secretary
(847) 272-1900, ext. 5534
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Karen Kornick
School Nurse
(847) 272-1900, ext. 5536
Email Ms. Kornick