Hawthorn students make up about 95 percent of the student body at Vernon Hills High School. The Vernon Hills High School District 128 continues to be recognized as one of the top districts in the state and nation.
Niche, a national college and school ranking service, has ranked Community High School District 128 the 17th best school district in the United States (out of approximately 10,500) and the 3rd best in Illinois (out of approximately 860). In addition, District 128 earned an “A+” overall district grade.
According to Niche, the 2016 Best School Districts ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a school district. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district.
District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea noted, “District 128 is excited to be recognized as one of the top school districts in the nation. Our Board, administrators, faculty and staff, parents and communities, and of course, our amazing students, continue to work together to ensure and demonstrate consistent student growth and increased student achievement. We are very proud of their collective efforts to provide every opportunity for student success at Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools.”