Text a Tip

Text the word "CRIMES (274637)" and keyword ETHS

This hotline is available to all students, staff, and parents/guardians who are aware of anything that will impact the safety of students and staff on campus during the school day. The confidential tips will be sent to a special team of school administrators and safety officers who will monitor and respond by text messageon regular school attendance days. ETHS Text-A-Tip is available from 8:00am – 4:00pm on regular school days, and during Summer School attendance days (Monday-Thursday) from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Text the word "CRIMES (274637)" and use the keyword ETHS at the beginning of your message, followed by a detailed text message.  All tips are anonymous.
If a crime is in progress, or if there is an emergency, please call 911.  For non-attendance days or after school hours tips, tipsters are encouraged to use the Evanston Police Department Text-A-Tip line, which is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (

Want more functionaliy? Download the Text-A-Tip app for Smartphone (iPhone and Android) devices. The mobile app offers more functionality than SMS Text-a-Tip offers alone. Include images and video with your tips. No short code or keywords required. To install this free app, search for "TipSoft" or "TipSubmit" on the Apple App Store or Android Market.

PLEASE NOTE: The Text-A-Tip line is not meant to handle routine questions about the school day or school programs. Please call the Main Office for answers to general questions at 847-424-7200.



Safety Department

Safety Director: Sam Pettineo

1600 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Emergency: 911
In-School Safety Crisis Line: 211
Non-emergency: 847-424-7500
Safety Hotline: 847-214-4445

Text-A-Tip (8am-4pm on regular school days): Text the word "CRIMES (274637)" and use keyword ETHS at the beginning, followed by a detailed message.


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