School Details

Libertyville High School

708 West Park Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 327-7001

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1975 students 16 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
  • Chsd 128 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Libertyville High School is a public high school in Libertyville. The principal of Libertyville High School is Dr. Marina Scott. 1,975 children attend Libertyville High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.4% of the Libertyville High School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 1,975 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged". The ratio of students to teachers at Libertyville High School is 16:1. Carmel Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 79%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 10%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.05% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.05% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm currently a junior at this school and out of all the teachers that I have had so far maybe 2 (being generous) so far have made any impact on me than besides just being a name next to the grade on a transcript. The math department is determined of never letting go of their math book and not showing students new ways of learning/helping themselves in this department (Kahn Acadamy). Science there is good for facts and learning the basics again not expanding into what actually gets kids excited about science (Neil Degrasse Tyson). The Lit department is an absolute trainwreck the worst department by far at the school. Do not teach anything new from year to year my teacher last year was probably the worst teacher I'V ever had in my entire life. The SS their is good mostly depends on the teacher you have. The life lessons that every talks about them helping us out with I don't see them. The principle is the least involved person with the students in the world. Very little contact with students only shows up when we do something good to be the face of it. Takes no advice from student council/students in general. School is good if you only care about getting into a good college

  • (1 year ago)

    I have one child who has taken advantage of what LHS has offered and now in premed at slu. Currently I have a child in 11 th grade and I find the teachers to be demanding and strict. That is a good thing. Your students are in the process of becoming adults and life is full of demands on jobs and personal responsibility. The lessons they learn now will help them deal with life in the future and be better people in the end. So when your child complains ask them if they done enough give them the responsibility to fix it. You will not be there forever! From a parent with children in the low end middle and high end of ability. Life gives you what you put into it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My second child is now at LHS and I have to say the school failed my first and is well on the way to failing my second. The school is fine if you have kids that fall within the 80% ability level but if your children are on either end of the extreme the school basically tries to shove the square peg in the round hole. There is one way of doing everything from sports to counseling and if you disagree you are on your own. I was also very disheartened to hear my daughter tell me that two teachers and one coach this year asked "so you all have iPhones right?" She does not - we are apparently one of the last families in this town who cannot afford them for our children. She cannot get group messages related to homework and practices as a result. That seems like an awfully high hurdle to expect for all residents of Libertyville! Yes the teaching is mostly good. Yes the school says all the right things. But there's something missing at the heart of it all - concern for the individual child. I know all high schools are like this to a degree but I hoped for more given the extraordinary ratings this school always gets.

  • (1 year ago)

    LHS has really gone downhill during Principal Scott's tenure. She is asleep at the wheel and many of the teachers and facility there do not meet with the academic qualifications of those from other area high schools. It's really sad to see because LHS used to be a truly great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my children are in Libertyville High School. They have a very strong enrichment program with multiple AP classes in a wide array of fields. They also have an excellent music program.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son graduated last year from LHS and now he's finished first year of college. The school is great academically and socially. Fine Arts program is one of the best. Math and Science department is great. Math team has been placed 1st regionally several years in a row. Excellent school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both my children went to Libertyville High School and got a great education. As any high school the student must get involved. My son was ADD and got great followup. My daughter received great interaction with the teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Administration fails to address the excessive drug and alcohol problems that every grade level has. Terrible support system and mentally scarring on my child.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are fantastic and everyone looks out for eachother! If someone is being mean to another student in the hall people are like 'Hey! That's not cool man!'

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellence is the only way to describe the academics of this school. The school spirit is uplifting for all students. It is believed this gives them the motivation to study and to be proud of their school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Most of the teachers at this school are high quality and care very much about the progress of the students. The fine arts and science program is top notch. In contrast the quality of the administration and counseling is very poor (and the quality is deteriorating every year). The administration and counseling staff lacks the necessary skills that are required in today's environment. If I was assigning them a grade I would give them an F. School Board...please take the necessary action that will improve this situation.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school for a curious mind eager to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    teachers are awsome and fun as ever!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school INCREDIBLY competitive academically and filled with amazing resources to help the student succeed.

  • (7 years ago)

    The only thing worth going to this school for is the Fine Arts program. Everything else is unsatisfactory. The social side of this school is also terrible. Unless your student focuses all of their time to being popular they will be a loser.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have sent mulitple chldren to Libertyville High School. While the Fine Arts and the quality of educator in a few of the academic departments is very strong the rest of the school lags far behind area high schools in progressive curriculum counseling and guidance and administrative attitude. This institution chooses to remain struck in the culture of an 'old boys network' where football rules the roost and decisions are made without regard for ramification or students' best interest. Strong test scores do not always tell the whole story. This is one of those cases.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a student of Libertyville High School I can say with confidence that it is a magnificent environment for students looking to succeed in life. There young adults are granted the opportunity to learn a variety of things and are able to receive adequate preparation for the future. No other school in existence could compete with the sterling reputation that Libertyville High School has retained throughout the years!

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