It is true, New Trier is located in one of the most affluent suburbs in the famed North Shore of Chicago. Many of the kids are extremely rich, have BMWs, Kate Spades, Tiffanys, expensive clothes, etc, etc. It also cannot be disputed that there is a large population of the school that like to pretend to be ghetto. They drive down the streets of Wilmette in their brand new Jeeps, blasting 50 cent, and flashing non-existent gang symbols. (ironic to say the least) Also at New Trier is a large population of subculture children, not a surprise since there are over 4,000 students. Currently, New Trier is home to many emo kids.
At New Trier, Wilmette (a very rich town, though the least extreme of the township) is considered "ghetto" by a some of the richest kids. Many of the kids that live in Kenilworth or Glencoe are scared of venturing into Evanston after dark, much less Chicago. However, those that do feel extremely cool to be hanging out "down town."
Another trademark of New Trier High School is the students' nauseating sense of pride. As a Trevian, it feels GREAT to be better than everyone else, but when you are "everyone else" it is more than frustrating. New Trier currently has extreme rivalries with Loyala and ETHS, and consistently beats them at everything, further secluding them from the surrounding areas.
One of the more surprising things about New Trier is the drug culture. New Trier has had one of the worst drug problems in the area, with a majority of students admitting to using marijuana regularly. It is not unheard of for a freshman to dabble in cocaine and herion. By sophomore year, most students are nearly alcoholics. This problem is probably fueled by kids having waaaaaay too much money, free time, and parents that are always working. New Trier is trying to fight the drug problem with little success (though the administration claims otherwise).
New Trier: where the grades are high and the kids are higher!
Glencoe kid: Do you live in Wilmette?
Wilmette kid: yeah...
Glencoe kid: OMGZZZ, do you have like drug connections?!
Wilmette kid: no...
Glencoe kid: But aren't you like right next to Evanston
Wilmette kid: so....?