Vernon Hills 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 128
Type Public
 Phone (847)932-2000
 Location 145 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Charter School No

Vernon Hills 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 28th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Vernon Hills High School student body is primarily White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific20%254
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%4
Two or more races1.3%17

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 5.2%

12.8% 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, Vernon Hills High School students are largely wealthy and rank 35th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 74th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students94%
Illinois Median87%
White90% to 94%*
Black50% or more*
Hispanic80% to 89%*
Asian Pacific95% or more*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 70th in Illinois

Students at Vernon Hills High School scored an average 44% 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 11.8% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*55% to 59%*
Boys40% to 44%*35% to 39%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*50% or more*
Hispanic30% to 39%*30% to 39%*
White40% to 44%*50% to 54%*
With Disabilites40% to 59%*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Vernon Hills High School students in 2017 was 25.1. This indicates that the average student scores in the 78th percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

6 out of 10

Rank: 236th in Illinois

341 out of 618 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (55%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 39% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 11th in Illinois

Vernon Hills High School offers 20 AP courses. 30 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 83% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Vernon Hills High School had 331 taking AP exams with a 316 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 95% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 30% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 28%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.2%2
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%16
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%19


Vernon Hills High School
145 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL

10 out of 10 1


Community High School District 128
Vernon Hills, IL