I wish I could rate this school with no stars. I am so disappointed with the teachers and the deans. They play games with your childs education.It's there way or no way. I try and teach my children respect others but the teachers at this school don't respect the children and then get upset when they
... Read more don't get it back. They just teach to the test and cannot be creative enough to find different ways to teach your child if they have difficulties learning the lesson the first time. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/09/13
WHS has done more harm than good with my kids They were ill prepared for college, were not taught decent skills, study habits, etc. Special needs-HORRIBLE! say 1 thing, write another- if it's not in writing it didn't happen. 1 teacher in particular is ruthless and it's her way or move 'em out of her
... Read more class Freshman year. Special Ed was poorly rated for implementation from a state service that came in to "help. Teach tolerance for that rather than ship them to sedol school. Not enough is done with drugs. Zero tolerance is a joke. Especially with football and cheer. They don't enforce zero tolerance with drugs or bullying. School and police work hand in hand, but not for what's best of the student usually. They just want to "look good on paper. The school NEEDS to cut out busy work, TEACH! IMPLEMENT an across the board bullying program, including assembly high school wide to address how severe it is, more drug sweeps, and improve S.E. services that are appropriate for the child and not just the ease of the school. Superintendent is Special Ed Lake County tho. . We liked the Grade School and Middle School, and the hard working staff. Parents are outsiders unless you conform. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/06/13
Most kids go to college from this school, with a handful going into the military and trades. The school is the center of the community and it's small semi-rural/semi-suburban setting has effectively insulated it from a lot of problems seen in other area schools. There is a good demographic mix and
... Read more there does not seem to be economic pressure on the kids. It is socially a great, safe place for students to learn and make friends. Most teachers are excellent - a few need to go, but this is the case in every school. They have strong athletic and arts programming, and contrary to older reviews, they a new performing arts wing. Arts programs are well funded. My only complaints are that the English writing curriculum is very weak. I've taught my son to write at home as he was earning A grades for what I considered to be C papers. The deans suspend many kids when a simple "knock it off" or detention would do. They are strong in supporting kids in special ed, but mainstreamed kids with ADHD, dyslexia or other less serious learning issues are neglected - 504s and IEPs are not implemented unless parents are on their backs 24/7 about it. They lack insight into these disorders. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/10/13
I have two children at Wauconda Highschool - both taking honors classes, and involved with sports. The Science department has been wonderful - the labs and experiments they do, weren't available to me back in the 80s in district 214. There are ample opportunities for the students to get involved in
... Read more academic groups as well as sports. The district has a sound curiculm, and state test scores continue to rise. The leadership in the highschool needs improvement - having experienced wonderful administrators at the elementry and middle schools, the High School administration should become more client focused...this isn't the "old wauconda" anymore. Parents are involved, and expect the same level of service from the administrators that they received at the lower level schools. All being said, the school / district does a great job under the current financial hardships brought on by the state. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/18/10
Having moved around a lot and experiencing other school districts around the country, I have to say I am very pleased with Wauconda High School, and the school district in general. My daughter is ending her Junior year and she has had a positive experience for the last 3 years. Since it is not a huge
... Read more school, there are many opportunities to get involved and not have to compete against 1000 kids for everything you try out for. The teachers and administrators really get involved with the students, knowing them by name. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/21/09
I fell this school dose not really care for the need of the kids. My child has been very ill off and on. This school has not meet her need at all. They just want to close the books on the last semester so it will be easier on the teachers. All they have done is left her in the leach. I wish i could get
... Read more her in to another school she is failing at this point and they just don't care. So much for no child left behind. I am so disappointed and hurt that i can't even begin to express. I feel i really have noone to turn to. I hope to god this dose not happen to any other child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/05/09
Although Wauconda High School has yet to raise to technological standards (such as all teachers using online homework system (which is 'required' but few teachers comply) and lack of online grades/attendance), I feel my child has been getting a quality education. Any school experience and results are
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Posted by a parent on 09/18/08
Beleive what you have read from most of these reviews. You can't imagine the disappointment our family had from the Wauconda school district. Long overdue are the improvements made from the referendum, now they need to continue to improve the teachers/staff in their school--almost impossible.
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Posted by a parent on 04/12/08
It's not the best school but it has made many great improvements. However, there are changes that the school could've done without.
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Posted by a student on 10/01/07
WOW, great improvements to the High School. It's wonderful to see the community putting forth the effort to increase the education and the grounds. I look forward to seeing the results this year.
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Wauconda schools — Wauconda High School is located at 555 N Main St, Wauconda IL 60084. 555 N Main St is in the 60084 ZIP code in Wauconda, IL The school district for Wauconda High School is the Wauconda Cusd 118. Wauconda High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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