|Wauconda High School|
555 North Main Street
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Northern Lake County Conference|
Wauconda High School, officially Wauconda Community High School, and most commonly WHS, is a public four-year high school located in Wauconda, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Wauconda Community Unit School District 118.
Wauconda is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,603 at the 2010 census. It is the site of the Wauconda Bog Nature Preserve, a National Natural Landmark. Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade who live in Wauconda and surrounding communities. Fremont School District 79 also serves students from communities from northern part of Wauconda.
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Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 is an Illinois school district serving the Lake County communities of Wauconda, Island Lake, Lakemoor, Volo, Port Barrington, and Lake Barrington. The district governs three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
Wauconda High School first opened its doors in September 1915.
In 2007, Wauconda had an average composite ACT score of 19.9, and graduated 97.6% of its senior class (compared to the state average of 85.9%). The average class size is 20.4. Wauconda has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.
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The staff consists of 118 teachers. 59% of teachers hold an advanced degree.
Wauconda competes in the Northern Lake County Conference and Illinois High School Association. The school's teams compete as the Bulldogs, and its colors are purple and gold. The following sports are offered at Wauconda:
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