Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Community High School District No. 117 is a top rated, public school district located in Lake Villa, IL. It has 2,718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
About Community High School District No. 117...
Address
1625 Deep Lake Rd
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Telephone
(847) 838-7679

Community High School District No. 117 Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

    High Schools in Community High School District No. 117

    Academics

    Percent Proficient - Reading
    53%
    Percent Proficient - Math
    45%
    Average Graduation Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1210
    252 responses
    Average ACT
    27
    452 responses

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    2,718
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    18.4%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    16:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $64,377
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    10.2%

    Finances

    Total Expenses
    $45,031,000
    Expenses Per Student
    $19,784/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      64%
    • Support Services
      35%
    • Other
      1%
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $92,951
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,139
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $239,500
    National
    $184,700

    Community High School District No. 117 Reviews

    14 reviews
    All Categories
    Being a senior, I have loved my experience at LCHS. It provides a great, safe environment for students to be able to come in every day and learn. The staff are incredibly friendly and I have never had a problem with any of them. As for how it goes for student life, the population isn't very large but there are very few problems that ever arise between students. The school provides a learning environment suitable for anyone's needs, no student are left out or are forced to struggle in an over extensive class for them. In addition to a great environment, Lakes also has excellent extracurricular activity. From sports to clubs, there's something for everyone. I am proud to be a Lakes Eagle and have enjoyed my years at the school.
    Start Your Review of Community High School District No. 117
    Rate It!
    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.
    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.