About District 128
Community High School District 128 has been providing quality education to ninth through twelfth graders for more than 50 years. Located approximately 40 miles north of Chicago, the District serves an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. The District's schools, Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School, serve all or part of the communities of Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks, Rondout, Mundelein, and Mettawa, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas.
Vernon Hills High School, the newer of the District’s two high schools, opened its doors as the District’s freshman-only campus in 1999. It became a four-year school in the 2001-2002 school year.
Libertyville High School was founded in 1917 as Libertyville Township High School. A referendum established the Libertyville Fremont Consolidated High School District 120 in 1949. Today's Libertyville High School building opened in 1953, and in 1963 Libertyville Community High School District 128 was established. LHS celebrated its centennial in the 2017-18 school year.
District 128: A History of Success
District 128 students and staff are consistently recognized on the local, state and national levels for their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. District 128 was named the number one school district in Illinois in the 2019 Best Schools ranking by Niche.com. U.S. News & World Report ranks LHS 12th and VHHS 15th among Illinois high schools, and in the top 3% of all public high schools nationally. Both high schools are recipents of the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award, with LHS receiving the honor in 2018 and 1990 and VHHS receiving the honor in 2010.