Award Year: 2017

Lemont High School

800 Porter Street
Lemont, IL, 60439-3777

(630) 257-5838

Mr. Eric Michaelsen, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lemont High School District 210

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Lemont High School's mission is for all students to become life-long, independent learners and productive citizens in a rapidly changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 18%
The senior class celebrates its Homecoming Week victory!

The senior class celebrates its Homecoming Week victory!

For more than 125 years, Lemont High School has served as the lone public high school in the Village of Lemont. Recently it has stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight, affirming its place among the Chicagoland area's top schools.

Lemont High School serves an average of 1,400 students from four different communities. Its students' successes are the product of a culture that most schools can't produce at that size. With most students having attended school together since kindergarten - and many having older siblings, parents or grandparents who are alumni - Lemont High School features a supportive, "hometown" feel.

The school champions innovation and continuous improvement. Teachers are afforded the freedom to take risks in the classroom. Students understand that failing while learning is inevitable, and benefit from hands-on, project-based learning that has cross-curricular connections and real-world applications. More than 70 percent of students are either members of an athletics team or involved in a club or activity.

Students leave Lemont High School with invaluable experience. College-bound students already have a taste of what to expect in the postgraduate setting, and students who enter the military or the workforce understand how to work collaboratively to achieve a goal.

Evolving curricula and emerging technologies have been a given since Lemont High School opened in 1890. A passionate faculty, driven students, and consistent community support have made it "home" to families for generations. All signs point to Lemont High School maintaining its status as the community's crown jewel.