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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 a top rated, public school located in Vernon Hills, IL. It has 1,400 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Vernon Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
204 responses
Average ACT
29
395 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$97,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,589
National
$949
Median Home Value
$341,900
National
$184,700

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.34 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Color Wars
    34%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Lip Sync Competition
    16%
  • Sporting events
    14%
  • Arts festivals and competitions
    4%
  • Winterfest
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,400
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,444
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$29,970/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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My experience at Vernon Hills High School has been wonderful! I have grown to enjoy my academic studies, have had the ability to join clubs and athletics, and had the chance to grow amazing connections with teachers that I am able to call my role models. The hands-on environment from the community grants superb opportunities that most schools do not support. I also love that I was able to know most of my classmates due to the number of people who also attend Vernon Hills High School. It allows me to create more friendships and connections with unforgettable people. My time at VHHS has been great, and I learned important life lessons from all aspects of high school!
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This school prepared students for College & the resources/seminars available for students and parents were outstanding! The teachers really cared about the students and most were so willing to help students before, during or after school. The diversity at the school was another plus preparing everyone on the real world out there. This is a blue ribbon school and highly ranked in IL.
The teachers were always willing to help students succeed. There were many resources available for students to improve their education and acquire help when needed. Overall, I had a great time here!