Lakes Community High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Community High School District 117
Type Public
 Phone (847)838-7100
 Location 1600 Eagle Way
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Charter School No

Lakes Community High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 23rd in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Lakes Community High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific3%42
Native American Indian0.3%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%4
Two or more races3%43

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 5.6%

13.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Lakes Community High School students are largely wealthy and rank 38th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

9 out of 10

Rank: 37th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95%
Illinois Median87%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 93rd in Illinois

Students at Lakes Community High School scored an average 42% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 15.2% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*60% to 64%*
Boys25% to 29%*35% to 39%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islanderless than 50%*less than 50%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic11% to 19%*30% to 39%*
Multiracialless than 50%*less than 50%*
White35% to 39%*50% to 54%*
With Disabilites10% or less*10% or less*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Lakes Community High School students in 2017 was 22.6. This indicates that the average student scores in the 63rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 62nd in Illinois

494 out of 735 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (67%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 11% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 107th in Illinois

Lakes Community High School offers 17 AP courses. 33 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Lakes Community High School had 330 taking AP exams with a 239 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 68% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 72% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 33% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 27%
AP Courses Offered 17

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%4
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%9
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.8%25


Lakes Community High School
1600 Eagle Way
Lake Villa, IL

10 out of 10 1


Community High School District 117
Lake Villa, IL