• Established 1935
  • Type Public secondary
  • Grades 9-12
  • School Lake Forest High School

District 115

Lake Forest Community High School District 115, which serves the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and the unincorporated areas of Arden Shores North, Arden Shores South, Knollwood and Shores Acres abutting Lake Bluff is located 30 miles north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The community of 27,000, 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.


    Helping you navigate this year's new learning journey


    The District Office, located in the Administration Center at Lake Forest High School West Campus, is responsible for the operation and management of both District 115 and District 67.

    Administration Center

    300 S. Waukegan Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045


    Mr. Michael Simeck

    Superintendent of Schools K-12


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

    District Vision

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