1). Rich asshats with way too much money and way too little attention from their parents. Therefore, they try to grab attention by spending their ample supplies of money outlandishly, and/or on drugs.
2.) "College factory" geeks who spend Friday and Saturday nights studying so they can get into Princeton. What school you get into in New Trier is very important. New Trier requires extraordinary tests of academic devotion to reach the upper echelons, and can assign upwards of 5 hours of homework a night. These students are very competetive about college spots, and will overload on distinctions and extra-cirriculars. Some of these people have parents who only care about the prestige of where their student goes to college. Those in category 1, however, don't give a shit because they often have gyms and libraries named after them at certain schools already.
3.) Goths so outraged by the wretched New Trier culture and conformist system that they create their own wretched culture and conformist system that operates as a proud underclass in the school.
4.) People with causes such as Amnesty International, PETA, the Green Party and Greenpeace who like to talk a good game but really don't accomplish a damn to help anyone, and then drive their parents' SUV to buy shit at Walmart.
5.) Right-wing douchebags who think the fact that they have money makes them exceptionally special in the world. Will wear suits at every possible occaision, and fancy shit on all others. Most have never met a poor person or a black person.
2.) Girl RW, who made copies of her exam study guide which was far more thorough than the one the teacher gave, or who cried when she flunked a minor English assignment Freshman year. Goes to Yale. Or Guy AO, who claimed to be valedictorian by comparing his GPA with others (NT does not do class rank). Guy AO's parents worked at Harvard, and he proclaimed that he "didn't need to write a good essay to het in there." He was rejected in his early application, but still had the option to apply regularly, leaving him to proclaim, "now I don't want to go to Harvard." Goes to Stanford.
3.) Like most Goths.
4.) Limosine liberals. Like some actors. Only like being liberal because it makes them feel good, not because they like to help others.
5.) Steve Forbes. Just think of the stupidest, most ignorant asshole you know and then think dumber and more insensitive. A long line of famous these have come from New Trier, including Donald Rumsfeld and Charlton Heston.
New Trier kids usually get very good test scores, and the usual 3-level class would be pretty accelerated in most other places. The Science Olympiad team has won state for the past six years. Sometimes the real intelligence of students at the school is questioned.
There was an article in Time magazine in the '90s called "High Times At New Trier High." This accurately sums up the drug usage at New Trier. Many students at New Trier are users. Many also drink.
The sports teams are usually quite good, and therefore hard to make. This is discouraging for some, but there are alternatives, like Night League (a basketball organization of New Trier kids that plays on Wednesday nights). Also, this excellence at sports cause other schools to have a hatred for New Trier. However, this is not without cause; some students at the school display a cocky, egotistical attitude.
Student from other school : I hate New Trier.
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).
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....?
Exeter prep student :"New Trier? The school in the North Shore? Yeah it's nice, nothing too special though."