Welcome to Hawthorn

Hawthorn District #73 is a progressive K-8 public school district serving approximately 4,000 students. We serve the communities of Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Indian Creek and unincorporated areas of Lake County, Illinois. Our seven schools are located along Aspen Drive, north and south of Route 60/Townline Road in Vernon Hills. The John Powers Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, operated by the Special Education District of Lake County, is also located on the Hawthorn campus and is considered an integral part of the Hawthorn learning community.Information about our schools and attendance area follows later in this webpage. Please check the list of links below for other specific topics.

Attendance Areas

Hawthorn School District 73 schools are located near the intersection of Illinois Route 60 (Townline Road) and Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, Illinois. All of our schools are within approximately 1/2 mile of each other.  District Building Map

The following list outlines general attendance areas. However it is always important to verify the attendance area for a specific address by visiting the Lake County Property Tax Assessment Information webpage. Key in the address in question and request sample tax bills, which list the various districts associated with the address.  A map of the district is available from the Lake County Assessor’s GIS Maps Online website. To pull up the district map, go to the Category Search area in the left sidebar. Click on “Elementary School Districts,” then select “Hawthorn Comm. Consolidated School District 73.” Additional information about the community is available on the Lake County “Places Close to Home” address mapping site.  Information is also available by contacting the Hawthorn District Office, 847.990.4200 or 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills, IL 60061.

In general, Hawthorn attendance area includes most Vernon Hills addresses (except for some southern addresses) as well as the following areas:

  • Eastern edge of Mundelein
  • Southern portion of Libertyville, approximately south of Golf Road
  • East to St. Mary’s Road (Mettawa)

All or portions of the following subdivisions and developments are in our attendance area:

  • Aspen Pointe
  • Cambridge West
  • Centennial Crossing
  • Concord Grove
  • Deerpath
  • Diamond Point
  • Green Tree/Cambridge
  • Gregg’s Landing
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Hawthorn Club
  • Indian Creek
  • Lakewood
  • Museum Gardens
  • New Century Town
  • The Park/Madison at Butterfield
  • Plymouth Farms
  • Red Top/Cambridge
  • Westwood

Eligibility for public school enrollment is based on the student’s home address. Note that some neighborhoods send students to more than one school district. In addition, high school district boundaries differ from elementary district boundaries. Keep in mind that state law requires that students attending a school district be bona fide residents of the district. Knowingly or willfully providing false information to a school district regarding residency in order to register a student who is not a resident is a fraudulent act and a Class C misdemeanor.

North & South Neighborhoods

Hawthorn is divided into North and South Neighborhoods. Our North Neighborhoods lie north of Route 60 (Townline Road) and west of Lake Charles. Our South Neighborhoods lie south of Route 60 (Townline Road) and east of Lake Charles.

Students in grades 6 through 8 attend Middle North if they live in the North Neighborhoods or Middle South if they live in the South Neighborhoods.