I'm a former student, and now parent of a child that will go to Conant. It is one of the best schools in the Northwest suburbs, and we moved into their district(211) along with the other grade school district(54) to get our daughter a great education. This school has shown continual excellence over many years and I'm very happy with my time there and that they've kept their standards high while being accessible and competitive for children of all academic levels without applying too much pressure. This school is truly one of the good ones with less snobbery.
Not only am I a CHS student, but through my involvement in many extracurricular activities, I am also a leader in my school. The students tend to know more about what is going on than the faculty, and the administration rarely has a clue. If parents want to know what is going on, and they can't get it out of their student, then they will have to do some major digging to get knowledgable answers out of administration.