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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 1,287 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% 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
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
116 responses
Average ACT
29
327 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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$95,217
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,226
National
$949
Median Home Value
$323,400
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.29 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Color Wars
    37%
  • Homecoming
    22%
  • Lip Sync Competition
    18%
  • Sporting events
    13%
  • Arts festivals and competitions
    5%
  • Winterfest
    4%
  • 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
1,287
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,444
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 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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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.
I absolutely love it at VHHS! The academics are great, as well as the teachers and students. With about 1,500 kids, I think the school is a perfect size. VHHS is very well run and I believe it is very successful in preparing students for college and life. Roll Cougs!