- Lake Forest High School (Illinois)
Infobox Secondary school
name = Lake Forest High School
motto = "Abeunt Studia in Mores"
"(Studies pass into character)"
principal = Jay Hoffman
established = 1935
type = Public secondary
grades = 9–12
city = Lake Forest
country = USA
enrollment = 1,749
faculty = 150
newspaper = The Forest Scout
mascot = Scout
colors = Royal blue and gold
website = [http://www.lfhs.org www.lfhs.org]
Lake Forest High School, or LFHS, is a public four-year
high schoollocated in Lake Forest, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It serves the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Knollwood, and smaller parts of Mettawa and North Chicago. It is fed by Lake Bluff Middle School, Lake Forest Country Day School, Saint Mary's, and Deer Path Middle School.
Originally built in
1935, the facilities have had substantial and continual renovation. Improvements within the last 20 years include outfitting all classrooms with a ceiling-mounted projector (2004), a $4 million renovation of its auditorium (2003), and the addition of a field house which also houses the school's climbing wall (1990s).
The grounds include a large front lawn (used for
field hockey, lacrosse, and ultimate) and a full-sized track and footballfield with 2 sets of bleachers. Because the school is situated very close to residential areas, the City of Lake Forest does not permit the school's football team to use floodlights, effectively prohibiting night games; however, in 2006, the city did allow the school to rent lights for a one-time night game. A 2007 referendum relocated the school’s football facilities to the school’s west campus, where the use of floodlights is not prohibited. The referendum passed by an overwhelming 2/3 majority, and renovations are set to take place in two phases. The first phase, to be completed by the 2007/2008 school year includes the addition of a music wing, and renovation of the west campus including construction of a Varsity field. The second phase, to be completed by August 2008, will include academic renovations at the east campus with a brand new dining room and library, and construction of administrative offices at the west campus.
In 2005, Lake Forest had an average composite ACT score of 25.1, and graduated 99.8% of its senior class. It has been included in the "Top thousand" and "Most Successful" lists of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Parade magazine. The average class size is 19.3. Lake Forest has made
Adequate Yearly Progresson the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act. [ [http://www.lfhs.org/aboutus/2005%20State%20Report%20Card.pdf Illinois School Report Card] ]
The staff consists of 149 teachers, of which 78% hold an advanced degree. [ [http://www.lfhs.org/aboutus/PROFILE%2005-06.pdf School Profile] ] The average tenure of faculty members at Lake Forest High School is 9.9 years. Members of the faculty have been instrumental in the development of Advanced Placement courses, serve on a number of state curriculum committees, and have authored both articles in professional journals and textbooks.Fact|date=February 2007
In the past graduating class, 86% have enrolled in 4-year colleges and 5% have enrolled in 2-year Colleges. 94% of students took more units of mathematics than LFHS's minimum of three, and 30% of students took at least four years of English. Along with the typical course offerings, Lake Forest High School also covers
Advanced Placementclasses in: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, French V, French VI, German IV, Latin IV, Latin V, Literary Analysis and Criticism, Modern European History, Music Theory, Psychology, Physics B, Physics C, Political Science, Spanish V, Statistics, Studio Art, United States History, and World History.
*Bike Path Club
*Cultures for Youth
*Human Rights Club
*Junior State of America
*National Forensic League
*Model United Nations
*National Honor Society
*Red Cross Club
*Student to Student
*Trevors of LFHS Club
*Ultimate Frisbee (State Champions 2007)
Alan Benes, 1990, MLB pitcher
Andrew Bird, 1991, musician
* Thierry J. Chaunu, 1974, president of Chopard USA Limitedcite web
url = http://www.lfhs.org/alumni/wall_2005.html
title = Alumni Wall of Fame 2005
publisher = Lake Forest High School
accessdate = 2007-10-07]
Dave Eggers, 1988, writer
Charlie Finn, actor
Rob Pelinka1988, sports agent
Phil Rosenthal, 1981, columnist: " Chicago Tribune"
Vince Vaughn, 1988, actor
Catherine Warren, 2002, Miss Illinois USA2006
* Tim Weigel, 1963, Sportscaster
Matt Grevers, 2003, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist (100m back, 4x100m Free Relay)
*Peter Ferry, author of the book Travel Writings
The 1980 film "
Ordinary People" is set at Lake Forest High School, and parts of the film were shot at the school; however all swim team scenes were filmed at nearby Lake Forest College.
* [http://www.lfhs.org/ Official website]
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