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Community High School District No. 128 is a top rated, public school district located in Vernon Hills, IL. It has 3,347 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
About Community High School District No. 128...
Address
50 Lakeview Pkwy 101
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Telephone
(847) 247-4510
Website

Community High School District No. 128 Rankings

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    High Schools in Community High School District No. 128

    Academics

    Percent Proficient - Reading
    74%
    Percent Proficient - Math
    73%
    Average Graduation Rate
    98%
    Average SAT
    1320
    372 responses
    Average ACT
    29
    976 responses

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    3,347
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    7.9%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    14:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $99,134
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    2.6%

    Finances

    Total Expenses
    $79,226,000
    Expenses Per Student
    $29,970/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      60%
    • Support Services
      39%
    • Other
      1%

    Community High School District No. 128 Reviews

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    It prepared me for college very well, and the facilities and education were of high quality. However, the administration very rarely considers the opinions of the students and policy changes are rare. Additionally, because it is such a competitive school, there is a lot of pressure to attend higher level classes even if you aren't necessarily ready for it, and although it technically is the student's choice, the atmosphere of the school calls them to enroll in such courses.
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    D128's rigorous academics prepared me well for my college career (engineering at UIUC). My classes were challenging and competitive. I was able to take 10 AP classses and take 11 AP tests. In addition to nationally ranked academics, there were a number of interesting extracurricular opportunities. I attended Vernon Hills High School, and the small size allowed me to take a number of leadership positions which really helped my development. I also enjoyed being a part of sports teams. The staff is generally very compassionate and kind. It is obvious why d128 continues to place in the top 20 schools of the state year after year.

    However, there were a lot of days and weeks where I felt overwhelmed. There were many days that I didn't feel like I was anything more than my test scores. D128 should have better mental health care because of the pressure most students are under.
    D128 (Libertyville and Vernon Hills High School) is the best public school district in the state and among the most prestigious public high school districts in the nation. In terms of quality of academics, teachers, and college readiness, it doesn't get much better. There are endless resources to get you connected to colleges and scholarships. The school brings in admissions counselors from schools across the country whether it be good ol' Illinois State or UC-Santa Barbra and has faculty dedicated to walking you through the College search process. No surprise it boasts a 99% of graduates enrolling in 2/4 year schools or military.