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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
McHenry Community High School District No. 156 is a highly rated, public school district located in Mchenry, IL. It has 2,148 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
4716 Crystal Lake Rd
Mchenry, IL 60050
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    High Schools in McHenry Community High School District No. 156

    Academics

    Percent Proficient - Reading
    35%
    Percent Proficient - Math
    30%
    Average Graduation Rate
    95%
    Average SAT
    1170
    234 responses
    Average ACT
    26
    288 responses

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    2,148
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    31.7%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $75,052
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    14.1%

    Finances

    Expenses Per Student
    $18,658/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      60%
    • Support Services
      38%
    • Other
      2%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $72,574
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,180
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $179,600
    National
    $184,700

    McHenry Community High School District No. 156 Reviews

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    As a student, I really like the tight-knit community at McHenry. Most teachers are really invested in each of the students personally and care for their education. They build relationships that go beyond the curriculum in order to make sure the students are happy and having fun. Something I would like to change about the school is how the staff members help prepare students for college. It often feels like the school settles with students just going to community college instead of pushing them to go to more competitive schools. Also, during the entire college research process, it is hard to find immediate support from staff members like counselors and other office staff. This is frustrating because its hard to know where to start looking.
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    The teachers here are OUTSTANDING! they care a ton about their students. I have not seen one exception. They are willing to do what ever it takes to help their students succeed. Whether that be staying after school and working one on one with them, or simply shooting them a "check in" email, I've seen the teachers, staff, and administration go above and beyond to meet each person's individual needs. Overall, the entire school (including the student body), is very well run, and I, personally, feel very comfortable at my school and enjoy the time I spend here.
    I generally enjoyed my experience. The thing that is frustrating is their utter lack of appreciation for the arts programs. The arts are thriving at McHenry High school, the band is going to play at Nationals this year, the Choir program has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall for the 3rd time in the past 5 years, and the school gives them no recognition. They are still dead set on honoring the sports which flop year after year.