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Skokie History Digital Collections

Niles West Spectrum High School Yearbooks, 1967-1989


Seniors Anthony Irpino and Joy Grossberg enjoy their reign of Homecoming King and Queen, 1988.

This collection includes the digitized Spectrum yearbooks of Niles West High School, or NWHS, a public four-year high school located in Skokie, Illinois. The school is part of Niles Township Community High School District 219, which also includes Niles North High School.

Fun Facts

  • In 2007, Niles West had an average composite ACT score of 22.3, and graduated 93.2% of its senior class.
  • The student newspaper, West Word, has been awarded first place for seven years, with special merit twice, by the American Scholastic Press Association Newspaper contest.
  • The sports teams were renamed the Wolves at the end of the 1999–2000 school year. 

Notable Alumni 

  • Merrick Garland, Chief United States Circuit Judge
  • Jewell Loyd, point guard/shooting guard for the Seattle Storm
  • George Papadopoulos, a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Related historical information can be found in the Skokie Newspaper Index.

Niles West High School Yearbooks