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Depending on where you live in our community will determine the high school your student will attend. Click the link below to explore our interactive Google boundary map. Key in your address, or the address of a home you are looking at renting/purchasing, and you will see which high school you will attend.
Community High School District 117 is located in Northern Lake County, Illinois, approximately halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. We are over 100 years old and very proud of the communities we serve.
Prior to the district’s creation, high school courses were offered at the Antioch Grade School, and high school diplomas were awarded as far back as 1898. On May 15, 1915 voters approved a proposition to create Antioch Township High School District 117, and plans were made immediately to build a high school.On March 24, 1916, Antioch Township High School was dedicated, and six students graduated that June. As the district’s population increased, the high school was expanded to accommodate the growing enrollment. Additions to the school in 1927, 1953, 1962, and 1972 increased its capacity.
To reflect the growing area being served, the name was changed to Antioch Community High School District 117 in 1963. Continued growth in the 1990s necessitated the demolition of the 1915 and 1927 structures. Two new additions, a north wing extension with art, science, and applied technology areas, and an administrative office and media center complex, opened in 1999. By 2004, more than 2,200 students were attending Antioch Community High School.
In 2000, area voters approved the construction of a second four-year high school to serve the district. Construction began in 2001 on both the high school and the Antioch-Lake Villa Township Center, which contains offices and meeting space for district operations and In 2003, the district’s name was changed to Community High School District 117.
Lakes Community High School was dedicated on June 12, 2004 and opened that fall with 600 freshmen and sophomores. The enrollment as of the 2015/2016 school year was 1,452 students.
Our District identity engages the interconnectivity of the four Lake County communities: Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst & Old Mill Creek with imagery of the abundant and naturally occurring lakes and rivers that can be found throughout the landscape. Each community is represented through a single wave symbol, each community has it’s own color to honor it’s respective uniqueness.
Coming Soon.....Milburn, Lake Villa & Antioch - Oh My!
There are a few lower grade school districts that feed into our two District 117 high schools. Knowing which grade school your student will attend can be tricky in our area. Here are some helpful resources so that you can determine what lower grade school your child will attend.