Award Year: 2018

Libertyville High School

708 West Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL, 60048-3940

(847) 327-7001

Dr. Thomas J Koulentes, Principal at time of Nomination

Community High School District 128

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Develop graduates who are DARING--Dreamers and Doers; Aware; Resilient and Healthy; Inquisitive; Nimble; Global. Students explore and discover personal journeys to meaningful post-secondary pursuits.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 12%
Libertyville High School teachers greeting students during the school day.

Libertyville High School teachers greeting students during the school day.

What makes Libertyville High School a National Blue Ribbon school?

Is it our facilities and resources? We have outstanding athletic and fine arts venues and are renewing our classrooms for 21st century learning. We have a one-to-one chromebook initiative and a variety of technological tools in our classrooms to support digital learning.

Is it our curriculum? LHS offers an array of college preparatory and AP courses as well as fine arts and career and technical education courses where students can explore their interests and develop a passion that lasts a lifetime. Following District 128’s DARING mission students are challenged to know their world, expand horizons, and question convention.

Is it our teachers and staff? With strong content expertise and a passion for professional development, our staff cares deeply for students and invests in building strong, positive relationships meant to last a lifetime. Staff seek to discover each student's unique gifts, personalities, and academic identities. When students need support our Learning Support Teams provide wrap-around services addressing each student's unique academic, social-emotional, and developmental needs.

Is it our community? Demonstrating tremendous support, our parents attend plays, athletic events, and parent education programs. The Parent Cat organization provides resources for students in need and works with the administration on school improvement ideas.

Ultimately, each of these things combines together to create the formula for success. Working together to create happier, healthier, and high performing students we are united in our mission to have all students live the life of a Wildcat.