Community Consolidated School District 181

Clarendon Hills Middle School, home of the Eagles, is proud to be a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School. Our school serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and is consistently ranked as one of the top middle schools in Illinois.

We pride ourselves on being a student-centered, forward-thinking learning environment. CHMS is an incredible place to work and learn and our students, staff and community create a special, unique, and welcoming environment

Clarendon Hills Middle School opened August 28, 2000. Walter A. Kistenfeger, Jr. served as the school's first principal, having previously led Hinsdale Middle School. The construction was funded by passage of a referendum in November 1997.

CHMS | 2021-22 School Year


Halloween at CHMS

We anticipate students wanting to dress up on Friday, October 29th. Please be aware that Clarendon Hills Middle School does not specifically observe Halloween or encourage students to wear costumes, although they are allowed. If a student dresses in a costume they must follow the guidelines below.

  • No Props – such as brooms, wands, knives, etc.
  • No Masks That Cover Your Entire Head / Face (Normal mask wearing is expected.)
  • No Fake Blood
  • No Aerosol Cans or Silly String
  • Normal Footwear
  • Limited Face Make-Up
  • School Appropriate Costume – Non-Offensive – No longer than Ankle Length
  • Hats – Only if it goes with the costume
Make-up and Hair Spray needs to be applied BEFORE arriving at school.

Candy and treats should not be brought to school or provided at school due to state and district food guidelines. Students will be referred to the office who have not followed the guidelines listed above, and run the risk of being asked to change. Please let Mr Brown know if you have any questions!

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Principal, CHMS
Dr. Levi Brown

Assistant Principal, CHMS
Erick Jones

Pupil Services Administrator
Melissa Capizzi

Clarendon Hills Middle School Information

301 Chicago Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Phone: 630.861.4800
Fax: 630.887.4267

School Colors
Navy and Gold

School Mascot

2020-21 School Year Hours
8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


D181 Student Handbook