Welcome to James B Conant High School

  • The staff and administration of James B. Conant High School welcome you. Each year presents an opportunity for our Cougar community to provide students extraordinary opportunities, innovative teaching, and exceptional learning experiences.

    Conant High School's students, staff and parents are committed to academic excellence and support one another during times of triumph and adversity. We depend on our entire school community to work together to ensure a successful educational experience for our students. 


  • James B. Conant High School opened in 1964 as a freshman, sophomore, and junior campus for Schaumburg Township, as a part of Township High School District 211. It was the first high school built within Schaumburg Township and the third in District 211. It was named after Dr. James B. Conant, a chemist, educator, and author who was a leading authority on teacher education. He was instrumental in developing the comprehensive high school system that is used today. 

    Conant serves students who reside on the east side of Schaumburg, the west side of Elk Grove Village, the northern Cook County section of Roselle, and the Southeast side of Hoffman Estates. 

Mission Statement

  • As a comprehensive high school with a long-standing tradition of academic excellence, the James B. Conant school community is committed to developing lifelong learners who are able to employ critical thinking and problem solving skills in an increasingly diverse global society.

Value Statements

  • Academic Rigor - Our District values engaging curriculum built upon high-quality educational experiences to develop critical thinking.

    Accountability - Our District values the charge of providing thorough and accurate information with all shared stakeholders.

    Communication - Our District values an open exchange of information and perspectives.

    Compassion, Dignity and Respect - Our District values and honors the strengths and diversity of all individuals.

    Education and Learning - Our District values the continuous pursuit of knowledge, preparation and readiness to pursue future endeavors.

    Efficiency - Our District values systemic measures and practices to optimize the community's resources throughout the organization.

    Financial Integrity - Our District values strong fiscal management and reporting practices to ensure the highest degree of financial stewardship.

    Innovation - Our District values continuous improvement to advance educational and operational practices.

    Opportunity - Our District values fostering a comprehensive array of enrichment experiences to support all aspects of student development.

    Safety - Our District values safeguarding the welfare of all by providing a positive and respectful environment.

    Wellness - Our District values cultivating the healthy, physical, social and emotional well-being of all.



  • James B. Conant High School is accredited by the North Central Association and is a recipient of the United States Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence award.