• About Us
  • District 115
  • District Quick Facts 2016-2017

    • Established 1935
    • Type Public secondary
    • Grades 9-12
    • School Lake Forest High School
    • Enrollment 2016-2017 1693
    • Senior Class Enrollment 456
    • Junior Class Enrollment 419
    • Sophomore Class Enrollment 404
    • Freshman Class Enrollment 402
    • Outplaced 12

    Freedom of Information Act


Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act should be made in writing and directed to:

    Jennifer Hermes, FOIA Officer
    Brittany Tjardes, FOIA Officer
    School District 115
    300 S. Waukegan Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Any person requesting records of Lake Forest School District 115 may make such a request in person, orally or in writing, at the Administration building at 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest, Illinois. Such request should be made to the district¹s Freedom of Information Officers. If they are not present, such request may be made to Mrs. Eileen Faller, Board Clerk.  Records may be available in paper copies, pdf's, or, depending on the original format, various software programs.

    The categories of records that the District maintains include:


    • Budgets
    • Levy Resolutions
    • Certificate of Tax Levy
    • Audits


    • Revenue Ledgers
    • Expense Ledgers
    • Expenditure Claims


    • Board Agenda
    • Board Minute
    • Board Policies
    • Legal Notice
    • School Calendars

    Personnel Records

    • Evaluations
    • Credentials
    • Employment Records

    Student Records

    • Attendance
    • Report Cards

    Other Records

    • Contracts
    • Workers Compensation

    This is not an exhaustive list of records but is provided for reference. Please do not hesitate to contact the above mentioned individuals if the records you seek are not shown. The categories of records that the district will immediately disclose upon receipt are all of the documents on this website. The first 50 pages of any request are free, pages in excess of 50 maybe charged at $.04 per page. Most requests will be responded to within 5 business days of receipt.

    District 115

    Lake Forest Community High School District 115, which serves the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood is located 30 miles north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    Lake Forest Community High School District 115 serves the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood. Elementary students from Lake Forest (District 67) and Elementary students from Lake Bluff and Knollwood (Lake Bluff District 65) attend Lake Forest High School. 

    The community of 19,000, primarily business and professional residents, evidences a strong demand for excellence. The community is exceptionally supportive of its many diverse institutions. For Lake Forest High School, this assistance takes the form of college scholarships, foreign exchange programs, internships, funding of special equipment, underwriting leadership training and summer workshops for students and staff.

    Originally built in 1935, the facilities and curricular offerings have had substantial and continual refinement to prepare LFHS students for life and work in an increasingly technological and competitive global economy. To support its challenging curriculum, Lake Forest High School offers state-of-the-art science and language labs, media center and student resource centers, a student publication center, photography labs, extensive technology enhancements including multimedia production areas, studio and auditorium theaters, modern music and practice spaces, a complete array of special education programs and services, extensive athletic facilities, a climbing wall and Olympic size swimming pool with diving well.

    Emotional Wellness is an initiative threaded throughout the building curriculum and school community, which focuses on each student as a whole person - emotional intelligence and relational skills as well as intellectual and physical development.

    The average tenure of faculty members at Lake Forest High School is 10 years and 95 percent of the faculty hold a master's degree or beyond. Members of the faculty have been instrumental in the development of Advanced Placement courses, serve on a number of state curriculum committees, and have authored articles in professional journals and textbooks.

    Shared District Office

    The shared District Office is responsible for the operation and management of both District 115 and District 67.

    Administration Center

    Lake Forest High School West Campus
    300 S. Waukegan Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Mr. Michael Simeck

    Superintendent of Schools K-12

    District Mission

    To inspire the passion to learn, the insight to know oneself, and the courage to make a difference.

    Our Vision:

    LFHS will be a leader in developing
    compassionate, confident, and
    accomplished students prepared
    to make a difference in their world


    LFHS – Developing compassionate, confident, and
    accomplished students
    Adopted May 2014