Award Year: 2021

Lake Forest High School

1285 North McKinley Road
Lake Forest, IL, 60045-1371

(847) 234-3600

Chala Holland, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Erin Lenart Ed.D., Current Principal

Lake Forest Community High School District 115

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Developing compassionate, confident, and accomplished students. Our vision is to inspire the passion to learn, the insight to know oneself, and the courage to make a difference.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Historic Lake Forest (IL) High School Built in 1935

Historic Lake Forest (IL) High School Built in 1935

Lake Forest High School (LFHS) serves the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood-northern suburbs of Chicago-and takes pride in developing compassionate, confident and accomplished students. LFHS faculty and staff are committed to student growth with dedicated adults who respect and value the individual. Students are guided by talented professionals who are passionate about their work of providing academic excellence for all learners and more than 95% of our students go on to higher-level education. T

A student body of approximately 1,500 are engaged in an innovative and inclusive learning environment. Students are encouraged to take risks and explore new learning experiences knowing that they will be supported throughout their educational journey. In addition to comprehensive academic choices, Lake Forest High School students grow through participation in extracurricular activities, a thriving career connections program, and community service programs that help build character, and strengthen collaboration and communication skills. Lake Forest High School offers a well-rounded school experience while being mindful of each student's social emotional growth allowing students to be their best self as they move forward with the tools for life-long success.