Lemont High School District 210

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Basic Information

Address: 800 Porter Street Lemont, IL 60439
Phone Number: (630) 257-5838
Fax Number: (630) 257-7603
Superintendent: Dr. Sandra Doebert

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Member Schools: Lemont High School
Board of Directors: President Beverly Marzec, Vice President Pam Driscoll, Secretary Mark McMahon, Mike Kardas, Rita O'Brien, George Rimbo, Mike Shackel
Mission Statement:

Lemont High School's mission is for all students to become life-long, independent learners and productive citizens in a rapidly changing world.

District Characteristics: Lemont High School District 210 is a one-school, high school district serving an area of more than 31 square miles in the southwest suburban Chicagoland area.
School Municipalities: The Village of Lemont is the single municipality contained within the District’s boundaries, while Argonne National Laboratory is also located within the boundaries. The area is noted for its rolling hills, forested landscapes and growing residential development.
History:

Lemont High School graduated its first class of students in 1891.

Athletics: Lemont High School's athletic program has become one of the most successful programs in the Chicagoland area over the last several years. Competing in the South Suburban Conference, Lemont teams have enjoyed success at the conference, local and state levels. The school's boys' sports programs include: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. The school's girls' sports programs include: basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, poms/dance, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Consolidation: A report analyzing the potential consolidation of Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A and Lemont High School District 210, as well as the various components of a potential consolidation, was completed in June 2010. The report concluded that Lemont High School District 210 should not pursue consolidation with Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A. To access that report, visit the school's Web site and look for "Consolidation Feasibility Study" under the 'About Us' tab.
Curriculum:

Lemont High School utilizes the Block 8 system, where students take eight courses that meet every other day. The school day is composed of four 87-minute periods, with a “zero hour” available for students to take extra courses before school. Approximately 190 courses are available for students on campus, but they also have access to curricular options at the Wilco Area Career Center, a regional vocational center of which Lemont High School is a member.

Students are assigned to course levels on the basis of test scores, achievement and teacher recommendations. Depending on the grade level, Honors and/or Advanced Placement courses are available in most curricular areas.

Demographics:

To access updated demographic information, visit the school's Web site and view the school's most recent Illinois State Report Card under the 'Academics' tab.

Organization Goals: To access the annual goals set forth by the Lemont High School District 210 Administration and Board of Education, please visit the school's Web site and look for the Operational Plan under the 'About Us' tab.
Scholastic Perfomance: Lemont High School typically ranks among the top high schools in the State of Illinois, and is listed among the Chicagoland area's top-performing high schools both by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Lemont High School's Class of 2010 posted an average composite ACT score of 22.7, the best in school history. For the fourth time in the last five years, Lemont High School’s average ACT scores have improved from the previous year in 2010. Lemont High School has consistently scored above the state average on the ACT, but the difference in performance between Lemont students and the state average is larger than it has ever been. In 2006, Lemont’s average composite ACT score was 21.4, which was less than a point better than the state average of 20.5. Since that year, Lemont’s scores have improved by six percent to the current average of 22.7; the state average, meanwhile, has improved by less than one percent to 20.7. Lemont’s average ACT score is 2.0 points better than the state average, the widest margin ever. The percentage of Lemont High School’s Class of 2011 that met or exceeded standards on the 2010 PSAE - both overall, and within each of the subtests - continued to be significantly above the state average. The PSAE is administered to all juniors enrolled in an Illinois public high school over a two-day period each spring. It consists of two parts - the ACT, which is given on the first day of testing, and the WorkKeys exam, which is given on the second day. Lemont High School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal "No Child Left Behind" legislation six consecutive years from 2004-09.
Delay/Closing Information: During the winter, it is sometimes necessary for Lemont High School to close school because of dangerous weather conditions. When a decision to close school has been made, students will be notified by the Superintendent through the school’s Skylert Messaging System. Students also may visit either the school’s Web site or www.emergencyclosings.com, or consult local radio and television stations.
A.P. Classes: Lemont High School offers 10 Advanced Placement courses, including: AP American Government, AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP Statistics and AP U.S. History.
Transportation: Lemont High School provides bus transportation provided for all students who live more than 1.5 miles from school. Additionally, upperclassmen are afforded the opportunity to drive to school and park in of several designated lots.
Libraries: Lemont High School's Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves as an excellent resource for the school's students and staff. While the LRC is a hub of activity each day, hosting students each class period, it is also available to students and staff online. The LRC is committed to supporting the school's mission by providing an environment that features instruction and programs; access to collections of research and personal interest resources; access to technology; individual and group study space; and a staff that facilitates student learning and faculty instruction.
After School/Extracurricular Programs: Lemont High School recognizes the important role that extra-curricular activities play in the development of student values. All students are encouraged to participate in the school’s extra-curricular program. Lemont High School believes that the purpose of extra-curricular activities is to enhance the educational experience for each student, but that a student’s first responsibility is to be successful in the classroom. Extra-curricular opportunities are available to each student. Any student who chooses to participate in an extra-curricular activity of any type is held accountable for his/her performance in the classroom. Extra-curricular activities at Lemont High School are placed into three classifications: Competitive, Clubs and Co-Curricular.
Support Services: Lemont High School's Special Education Department believes students should receive appropriate help; develop skills necessary to fulfill goals and objectives identified in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP); and work toward becoming a productive member of the community. Courses offered within the Special Education curriculum give each student enrolled the opportunity to work at his or her ability level on those skills that are needed to ensure a successful transition to his or her individual post-high school goal. Lemont High School provides, either directly or in conjunction with other agencies, several special education programs and services for students. Academic programs and services are available for a variety of purposes, which include: moderate or severe mental impairment; physical impairment; multiple impairment; vision and hearing impairments; learning disabilities; and behavior disorders Services may be provided through in-school programs and services, home and hospital instruction, private school placements or special education cooperative classroom placement.

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