Responsive Design Project for High School Supports Initiative to Give Every Student a Tablet.

Founded in 1901, New Trier Township High School District 203 is a comprehensive public, four-year high school in Northfield and Winnetka, Illinois. The New Trier website caters to a wide audience with a diverse set of needs.

Challenge

New Trier High School has an extraordinary amount of activities, events, and initiatives going on at all times. Although most of that information is captured on the website, users struggle to find the information that’s most relevant to them. For teachers and coaches, this means that they are often turning to other websites and 3rd party systems to facilitate communication with students and parents. For board and PTO members, this can result in missed opportunities to engage with parents and the public, or rally support for events and fundraising. Adding to this was a requirement that all web content work be accessible on tablets, as all students were now using them during the school day.

Solution

  • Total website responsive redesign 
  • Upgraded to more current CMS solution
  • Special focus on designing key landing pages/information hubs for groups of specific users
  • Easy way to view upcoming events and search for events
  • Prominent contact info for easier lookup (one of the primary website needs)