School Details

Lake Forest High School

1285 North McKinley Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-3600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1699 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lake Forest CHSD 115 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Forest High School is a public high school in Lake Forest. The principal of Lake Forest High School is Mr. Jay Hoffmann. 1,699 children attend Lake Forest High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the Lake Forest High School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 1,699 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Forest High School is 13:1. Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Hrt is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I can honestly say that LFHS has given me more opportunities than I could have dreamed for. Compared to my cook county suburbs the educational program that I have here is great. The test scores are high the AP and extracurriculars offered are fabulous there is a diverse interest throughout the school so it's not hard to find a group of kids that like to do what YOU do. People talk about the diversity issue and out of my best friends I have a few close white friends and then a ton of Asian and African friends it's NOT a problem. There is a student exchange program so you can travel to the Netherlands or to China. It's great. Living in such a stable community offered me the classes the teachers the comfort and the grades I would not have been able to get in ANY other public school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I moved to Lake Forest in high school. It was extremely difficult to fit in here. The girls were mean. I had one friend my first entire year there and after that only the 'outcasts' showed me any friendship. The education program here is terrific but as a high school girl unable to make friends it takes a toll on your personal and educational life. I would never send my daughter here.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is amazing I just graduated and I feel as though I am completely prepared for college and life in general. The only thing that isn't great about that school is that there is absolutely no diversity. I can count the number of Black Hispanic Indian and Asian people that are at LFHS on my fingers. Other than that this school has so far given me the best four years of my life.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would rate most of the academic programs high. I think there needs to be more input from teachers on student performances; instead of just posting grades let parents know if student seems to be struggling with concepts - esp. at freshmen level.The extracurricular activity choices is terrific - every child can find a group with similar interests.

  • (9 years ago)

    aside from being in a bubble this school is all you could ask for.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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