When Lemont Township High School was founded in 1906, it had just one class consisting of five students. The school eventually expanded to 100 students in 1925 when its current building first opened. Today, Lemont High School serves nearly 1,500 students, and offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, sports and clubs.
LHS follows the Block 8 system, where students are enrolled in eight courses that meet every other day. Subjects covered in nearly 200 classes offered during the school year include math, science, social studies, English, music, art, foreign language, and career and technical education.
According to the 2009 Illinois School Report Card, 73.6 percent of students met or exceeded state standards, ranking LHS among the top high schools in the state. The average ACT score for the graduating class was 22.7--the highest in school history.
Dr. Thomas Trengove has served as the principal at Lemont High School since 1993. Dr. Sandra Doebert has been the superintendent since 2002.
Current District 210 School Board members are: Beverly Marzec (President), Pam Driscoll (Vice President), Mark McMahon (Secretary), Mike Kardas, Rita O'Brien, George Rimbo and Mike Shackel. The board meets monthly at LHS. Dates can be found on the school's website.
- Fax: 630-243-0310
- Number of students: 1,468
- Public/Private: Public
- Graduation rate (%): 96.2
- Accreditation/licenses: Illinois State Board of Education
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 16.5:1
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 97
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Parents, alumni and longtime Lemont residents support LHS through the Lemont High School Educational Foundation, the Blue & Gold Backers, and the Band Parents' Association.
- Grade levels: 9-12
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: American Government, Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, Environmental Science, Physics B, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. History
- Extracurricular activities available: Bass Fishing, Chess, Future Business Leaders of America, Junior Engineering Technical Society, Mathletes, Scholastic Bowl, Speech Team, Winter Guard, Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Newspaper. See website for complete list.
- Student clubs: Art, Drama, Gay/Straight Alliance, National Honor Society, Photography, Peer Mediation, Peer Mentoring, Photography, Science, Sign Language, Social Studies, Student Council, Yearbook. See website for complete list.
- Sports teams: Baseball (Boys), Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country, Football (Boys), Golf, Poms/Dance (Girls), Soccer, Softball (Girls), Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling (Boys)