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    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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Community High School District No. 117 is a highly rated, public school district located in Lake Villa, IL. It has 2,803 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
About Community High School District No. 117...
Address
1625 Deep Lake Rd
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Telephone
(847) 838-7679
Website

Community High School District No. 117 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
157 responses
Average ACT
27
417 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,803
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,377
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$45,031,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,690/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    1%

Community High School District No. 117 Reviews

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My overall favorite memories with Lakes was the amazing connections I made with some of my teachers. Some specific teachers actually cared about the students day, made sure they understood the content, and helped them succeed in the class. I made lifelong friendships with a few of my teachers and will forever appreciate that. From having lunch with them, to receiving the best life advice, I am so thankful. Some teachers didn't only teach the course, but things you need to know in the real world. Additionally, I think that the school is very diverse and has lots of class choices and opportunities to all students. For instance, there is a law class, preschool class, and even a women in literature course. I understand that every school is going to have bad teachers, but in my four years of math, I didn't have one good math teacher. Also, my counselor was no help and would force me to take classes. Overall, it is a great school and I am happy that I spent four amazing years there.
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I personally like D. 117. If there is an issue they are very quick to handle it. We have a very safe environment and I always feel very comfortable there. The staff/teachers are always very friendly and I have never seen a issue before. Teachers are always ready to help you if needed. One complaint I have is about college and courses. I always feel very pressured when picking classes. They always want you to be in AP or honors classes, even when you know that is not the best fit for you. Lakes has always been a top academic school but that is because they push their kids too hard. They typically only care about their overall numbers not what the individual would like. This is my senior year and I feel that we were not well prepared for the college application process. They talked one day about it and usually are very hard to get a meeting with your Counselour.
At Lakes Community High School, I recieved a great education. I learned so much and am so greatful for the amount of choices I was given. From science fictio to women’s roles in society, I got to chose what type of literature I would like to endulge in. That was just one of many examples for the choices I was able to have at that school. I also have to say that, no matter what, I learned something in every class.
Now, what I think Lakes Community High School could improve in is how the teachers treat their students. A lot of the teachers at the school were lose with their rules, did not care when I was being made fun of, and did not care about the class nearly at all. Suprisingly, this did not damage my education at that school, and I’m honestly okay with that. I am so greatful that I got an amazing education that not a lot of kids my age have the ability to have.