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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
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Vernon Hills High School is a top rated, public school located in Vernon Hills, IL. It has 1,335 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% 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
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
164 responses
Average ACT
29
369 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,880
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,200
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.33 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Color Wars
    34%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Lip Sync Competition
    17%
  • 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
1,335
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
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.46 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 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.51 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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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.
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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!
When you watch a cliche high school movie, you would expect a bunch of cliques, popular kids, couples making out everywhere, drama-filled halls, and other bourgeois shenanigans. However, when you walk into Vernon Hills High School, it's different. Sure, there's still some drama and popularity contests. There is so much diversity, whether it's by ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. But the halls aren't as judgemental as other schools. Students are more accepting towards their peers. Everyone has their own life to live, and they live it diligently. Everybody lives in their own community. That's what I love about my school. It's beautiful how everyone is striving towards their dreams and working to achieve their goals, and meet others whose fates intertwine with theirs along the journey. Our school's students support each other.