Each year, all Maine Township High School District 207 families are required to provide proof of residency before students are permitted to enroll. This includes students continuing on within Maine 207, students who are new to Maine 207, and incoming ninth grade students.
The intent in verifying each student’s residency is to ensure that we are in compliance with state law and to fulfill our obligation to District 207 taxpayers that we allocate our resources to educate students who are legitimately entitled to attend our school.
While more detailed information about providing proof of residency is included here on the Maine 207 District website, the following form is necessary from all families along with supporting documentation:
Affirmation of Legal Residency
If you rent your home and do not have a lease or are renting month to month, please have your landlord complete and notarize the Resident Landlord Verification Form indicating that you live at the property.
Residency forms and supporting documents can be submitted in person at Maine West High School or through the U.S. Mail to:
Dr. Claudia Rueda-Alvarez, Assistant Principal for Student Services
Maine West High School
1755 South Wolf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Alternatively, residency forms and supporting documents can be scanned and sent via email to:
If the school obtains information indicating that you do not live in the Maine West attendance area, a thorough investigation of your residency will be conducted which may require additional proof of residence.
Please note that owning property in Maine Township High School District 207 in which you DO NOT reside DOES NOT make you a legal resident and therefore DOES NOT qualify your child to attend school at Maine West. The Illinois School Code mandates that you and your child actually reside, on a permanent basis, in the attendance area in order for your child to attend school.
Parents who falsify their residence information for the purpose of obtaining tuition-free attendance for their children at this high school commit a criminal offense and may be subject to legal action. Also, Maine Township High School District 207 may take legal action for recovery of tuition.
Thank you for your cooperation.