Who We Are

Naperville Central competes in the DuPage Valley Conference (DVC), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs most interscholastic athletics and competitive activities in the state. Teams are stylized as the Redhawks.

The school sponsors the following interscholastic teams for young men and women: lacrossebasketballcross countrygolfgymnasticssoccerswimming & divingtennistrack & fieldvolleyball, and water polo, baseballfootball, wrestlingbadminton and softball

Memorial Stadium at Naperville Central High School, with the football field and track in view.

The following teams have won their respective IHSA sponsored state tournament or meet:[22]

  • Baseball: 2005–06, 2009–10[23]
  • Basketball (girls): 2002–03, 2003–04[24]
  • Football: 1999–2000, 2013–14[25]
  • Swimming & Diving (boys): 2001–02, 2009–10[26]
  • Swimming & Diving (girls): 2004–05, 2005–06[27]
  • Tennis (boys): 2016–2017[28]
  • Tennis (girls): 1993–94[29]
  • Volleyball (boys): 1997–98[30]
  • Volleyball (girls): 2005–06, 2007–08[31]
  • Water Polo (boys): State Champions 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018-19[32]

In 2010, the Redhawks achieved fame outside of the playing field, as the NCHS football team appeared in the country singer Kenny Chesney's music video, "The Boys of Fall".[33]