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  • Upcoming Vote

    Community High School District 117 asks the voters at the April 4th Election

  • “I ‘heart’ bio”

    AP biology students recently completed a lab in which they studied the glow-in-the-dark gene of a deep-sea jellyfish.

  • Eagle Eye News

    Watch the latest episode of Eagle Eye News, which includes interviews with members of the girls basketball team.

  • December Eagle Pride

    Lakes recognized students for their hard work during an Eagle Pride breakfast on Wednesday, December 7.

  • Illinois State Scholars

    The Illinois Student Assistance Commission named 64 Lakes seniors as 2017-2018 state scholars for outstanding academic achievement.

  • Lakes gets greener

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Lakes Eagles Booster Club and the persistence of Evergreen, 16 solar panels were installed on the Lakes roof earlier this month.



Our Strategic Plan is divided into six domains where we want to maintain excellence or see growth. We track our progress with data that relates our goals through Greatness Indicators. As an added layer of progress reporting, we track our plan’s health globally as well as within each of the six plan domains. Look for our Plan Health Indicator within each domain.


Educator Spotlight

Lauren Gusler


Math, Teacher

Kind, patient, and understanding:

Congratulations to math teacher Lauren Gusler, December's Staff Member of the Month. The student who nominated her writes, "Mrs. Gusler is a kind, patient, and understanding teacher. She allows there to be fun in the classroom while learning. She answers kids' questions as soon as she can and is a very level-headed teacher. She pushes her students to do their best, both in and out of the school. She stays after school to help kids with their work if they are not understanding a concept."

Educator Spotlight

Brent Johnston


Fine Arts, Teacher

Making us smile:

Choir director Brent Johnston is one of November's Staff Members of the Month. One of the students who nominated him writes, "...when I get to choir, Mr. Johnston's class, he always seems to find a way to make us smile. Some days you're down, but then choir turns that around. He's helped me and so many others to leave our comfort zones and become more outgoing... There are no words to express how grateful I am to have him as a teacher."

Ignite passion and discovery in every student
  • Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

  • Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

  • Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670