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Dear Maine West Parents – We were notified by the Des Plaines Police Department around 9:05 this morning that there was an incident in the area near the school and that we should take extra safety precautions. The school immediately went into a heightened security mode meaning student movement within the school was more limited than normal and there was additional security and scrutiny with regard to doors and visitors. The Des Plaines Police provided an all clear around 9:35 a.m. indicating the incident was under control. Please know that all students and staff were safe at all times. We want to thank the Des Plaines Police Department for providing us with the information we needed to keep students safe.

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Welcome to Maine West High School, the home of the Warriors! Maine Township High School West serves most of Des Plaines and a portion of Rosemont. Primarily residential, the attendance area also includes some light industry, office developments, and shopping areas. Neighborhoods range from low income to upper middle income and include a mix of apartments, townhomes, and condominiums as well as single family homes. Low-income students constitute approximately 38 percent of West’s enrollment. Maine West educates students who speak 52 languages.