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Crystal Lake Central High School

10 reviews
45 West Franklin Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-2505

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Central has been an incredible home for my kids. They all have been challenged, felt supported, and been able to 'be themselves,' without feeling judged or like they didn't fit in. The staff is incredible. The teachers overall are excellent and truly care. I have no ptoblems talking honestly and openly to any staff member or teacher at this school about my kids' needs. The culture is positive, energetic, and fun. My kids have had a blast and been well prepared at CLC.
Posted by a parent on 5/29/2018
I owe much of my success in college to Central. I go to school at Marquette University, and already I've come across other freshman who have had a hard time adjusting to their college courses. Through the various honors and AP courses I took during my time at Central, I was able to come into college well-prepared; as well as with a very good understanding of what was going to be expected of me in a higher-level classroom setting.
Posted by a community member on 4/11/2018
My daughter is a freshman at CLC and we are new to this district. She LOVES the school - so I love the school. She said most everyone is friendly and agrees that the students don't care which "group" you belong to.. most everyone talks to everyone. I've been super impressed with her teachers and the amount of work they give. Not too little, not to much. The Booster/ Parent support for the school is awesome - everyone really seems to like it here. I couldn't be more pleased. Communication is great - honestly, could not think of one area that needs improvement. CLC gets an A+ from us.
Posted by a parent on 12/6/2013
While they did provide some good classes geared towards something you might actually give two poops about, be prepared to be pushed around by the lack-of-a-heartbeat counselors. They put you into classes that mean nothing and sometimes the class' credit doesn't go towards graduation. If your child is going here, make sure he/she has the willingness from day one to get what they want and need schedule wise. One semester I had 4! study halls EVERYDAY. I was wasting my life away in a silent room filled with people who wanted to do something for themselves but couldnt.
Posted by a community member on 8/19/2013
I beg parents looking to move to this area to reconsider. Moving here has been the worst expierence of my life. I moved here from the St. Louis area. I was at the time handicapped with various illnesses but optimistic. I've always been able to make friends easily too so i wasnt particularly worried about the people. I lack the proper words to describe the hell these kids put me through. Even now, I am no longer visablly handicapped or anything, I am treated awfully. I just a few weeks ago, about a month before the end of the year, succeeded in having a person actually talk to me so I guess that's a step up. I go back to Missouri as often as I can and am treated great. While being here I've made friends with people all over the place: ca, mn, wi, tx, ny but still have no friends here. Don't move here. You'll regret it. That being said most of the teachers are phenomenal. So if you care about that more than your kids happiness and or sanity then by all means move here. Oh and that comment that says they aren't the stereotypical highschool I've heard that same thing from 10 different people. Word for word. I think that's a tad creepy. Also 100% false.
Posted by a student on 5/26/2013

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Crystal Lake schools - Crystal Lake Central High School is located at 45 West Franklin Street, Crystal Lake IL 60014. Crystal Lake Central High School is in the Chsd 155 School District. Crystal Lake Central High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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