Community High School District 128 has been providing a quality education to ninth through twelfth graders for more than 40 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 District’s newest school, 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 originally 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.
District 128 students and staff are recognized locally, as well as statewide and nationally, for their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. SchoolSearch, a Missouri-based firm that works with major companies through the world in providing relocating families with school information, awarded District 128 the Bright Red Apple Award of Excellence for the eleventh consecutive year in 2004. This award is based on five important factors: academic performance, pupil/teacher ratio, expenditures per pupil, educational level of teachers, and average teacher salary. Only 70 of the 894 Illinois school districts received this honor. District 128 also was named recipient of the 6th Annual SchoolSearch 2004 Bright A+ Award of Academic Excellence. This award honors school districts with academic performance in the top 5% of the school districts in Illinois. In 1999, Libertyville High School was rated as the number one school in the nation by Expansion Management magazine. This rating was based on graduate outcome (graduation rate, college board scores), resource index (the community’s financial commitment to its children, student-teacher ratios, per-pupil expenditures, teacher salaries), community index (level of affluence and the adult education in the district), and education quotient (combination of the other three indices). In the final index, the education quotient, the District scored 149 points out of a possible 150.