3 VHHS junior students receive top ACT composite scores
--Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Vernon Hills High School had 3 junior students receive a top ACT composite score of 36 on the state testing back in April. Congratulations to Samuel Glover, Shubham Patel and Steven Zhang on their perfect scores! This was Sam's second ACT composite of 36.

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3 VHHS junior students receive top ACT composite scores

Vernon Hills High School had 3 junior students receive a top ACT composite score of 36 on the state testing back in April.  Congratulations to  Samuel Glover, Shubham Patel and Steven Zhang on their perfect scores!  This was Sam's second ACT composite of 36.

Be a host family for a student from Spain

Share America is currently seeking families to host students from Spain for their 3-week program in September.  Our guest students are busy on weekdays either touring the sites or attending classes at VHHS.  On weekends, they enjoy spending time with their host family.  Hosting a student is a wonderful way to share our culture and learn about Spain.  Many of our participants have had the opportunity to visit their hosted student in Spain.  It is always a great experience.  Contact either Mrs. Steffens, Supervisor of International Languages - 847-932-2015, or Mrs. Andrews - Area Program Coordinator - 847-682-3826.

Vernon Hills High School Ranked Among Top 100 U.S. High Schools for STEM Education by U.S.News & World Report

U.S.News & World Report has ranked Vernon Hills High School 94th among the top U.S. science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, high schools. VHHS is one of only seven Illinois high schools to make the top 100.

U.S.News evaluated 500 gold medal public schools from its 2013 Best High Schools rankings, using Advanced Placement STEM test data for 2011 graduates as the benchmark. Of those schools, 250 earned a numerical rank for their STEM achievement.  

In its 2013 Best High School ranking, U.S.News ranked VHHS 19th in the state and 485th in the country.

“We are extremely proud to receive the STEM recognition from U.S.News & World Report,” said VHHS Principal Dr. Ellen Cwick. “Congratulations and thank you to our students and teachers for their hard work in making this outstanding designation possible for VHHS.”

Community High School District 128 Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea noted, "We are very excited that Vernon Hills High School has earned this very selective national academic recognition for its high-level student performance in AP mathematics and science. Sincere congratulations to Dr. Cwick, her leadership team, teachers, support staff. and of course, the amazing VHHS students."

LHS and VHHS Named Among Nation's Best High Schools

VHHS and LHS were once again named to the U.S.News and World Report Best High Schools list for 2014. Among the 667 Illinois high schools reviewed, only 138 made the rankings. In Illinois, VHHS ranks 19th and received Gold Medal status, while LHS ranks #20 and received Silver Medal status. In the national rankings, VHHS ranked 485th and LHS 503rd among the 21,035 high schools in the rankings. 

The rankings are based on student/teacher ratio, college readiness, math proficiency and reading proficiency. To read the complete list of ranking, visit: http://www.usnews.com/ education/best-high-schools/ illinois/rankings

VHHS  Illinois:              19 out of 667
           United States:  485 out of 21,035
LHS     Illinois:              20 out of 667
           United States:  503 out of 21,035


LHS and VHHS rank nationally in the Top 2% of all public high schools!  VHHS earned a U.S News & World Report Gold Medal and LHS earned a Silver Medal.  The cut-score ranking line between Gold and Silver medals was between 19 and 20.



More detailed information regarding the U.S.News & World Report rankings may be found at:

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/illinois/rankings

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