District 115

Lake Forest High School (LFHS) serves the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood—northern suburbs of Chicago—and takes pride in developing compassionate, confident and accomplished students. LFHS faculty and staff are committed to student growth with dedicated adults who respect and value the individual. Students are guided by talented professionals who are passionate about their work of providing academic excellence for all learners and more than 95% of our students go on to higher-level education. The school’s mission is “to inspire the passion to learn, the insight to know oneself, and the courage to make a difference.”

A student body of approximately 1,500 are engaged in an innovative and inclusive learning environment. Students are encouraged to take risks and explore new learning experiences  knowing that they will be supported throughout their educational journey. In addition to comprehensive academic choices, Lake Forest High School students grow through participation in extracurricular activities, a thriving career connections program, and community service programs that help build character, and strengthen collaboration and communication skills. Lake Forest High School offers a well-rounded school experience while being mindful of each student’s social emotional growth allowing students to be their best self as they move forward with the tools for life-long success. Feeder schools for Lake Forest HIgh School include Deer Path Middle School (5-8) and Lake Bluff Middle School (6-8) as well as several private and parochial schools in the area.


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

FOIA Requests

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

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


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