A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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+
Vernon Hills High School is an elite, public school located in Vernon Hills, IL. It has 1,271 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
145 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Telephone
(847) 932-2000

Vernon Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
73 responses
Average ACT
29
274 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Color Wars
    36%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Lip Sync Competition
    18%
  • Sporting events
    14%
  • Winterfest
    4%
  • Arts festivals and competitions
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,271
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$25,071/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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We are a new family at Vernon Hills High School. I am greatly impressed by the excellent education my kids are receiving at Vernon Hills High School. I am extremely happy with what my son is learning in Math and Science. What my daughter learned in her Health class is amazingly helpful. Also, she has a wonderful Spanish teacher. Her math teacher not only teaches students about math but also how to conduct themselves properly in speech. She likes all her teachers at VHHS. People are friendly and helpful. Keep up your good work, Cougars!
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The school itself was fantastic. Well maintained and pretty modern. The teachers 9 times out of 10 went out of their way to make sure a student would understand a concept, as long as the student tried before they asked for help. The students, well, the students were teenagers. They did silly things, some people made more friends than others, and some had interesting hobbies.

Only downside to VHS is the walking from freshman/sophomore/junior parking lots in inclement weather, as well as the fact that the school is next to a sewage treatment plant.
Vernon Hills high school will always have a place in my heart. The school itself is beautiful and is being improved upon each year. The teachers I have had over the years are extremely committed to each of their students. One thing the school can improve upon is observing teachers to ensure they are performing to their best ability. In other words, just because a teacher has been teaching for a long time doesn't mean they are still competent. I feel free at the school but the staff does get involved in private matters much too often then they should. I will miss the school dearly once I go to college because of the staff and the loving atmosphere that the school ensures I am apart of. I am also being prepared for college in a way I am sure many students who attend schools in other districts aren't able to experience.