About Mundelein High School District 12
Mundelein High School is a comprehensive one-building district housing grades 9-12. The district covers a 36-square mile area and serves the needs of 2,033 students from Mundelein and surrounding communities. Mundelein is located on Chicago’s North Shore, approximately 40 miles north of Chicago. Neighboring high schools include Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Stevenson, Lake Zurich and Grayslake.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the high school has a new building addition which includes two STEM labs along with Project Lead the Way instrucOon and a Business Incubator Lab.
The school has a strong academic program with more than 87 percent of graduates continuing their education at post- secondary institutions. The school offers a wide range of challenging courses, including honors and advanced placement courses that are open to all interested students. The school also offers special education services, ELL and bilingual classes. Qualified students may also take courses at the nearby College of Lake County as well as at the Lake County High School’s Technology Campus. The school offers more than 40 extracurricular programs, clubs and activities as well as a comprehensive athletic program of 31 varsity sports for men and women.
MHS has a highly educated staff who exhibit a commitment to quality education. The school has earned numerous national awards.
Recent graduates attend such prestigious schools as Yale, Harvard, Duke, Cornell, Boston College, University of Chicago, Stanford, UC Berkley, the military academies and many others.
The Village of Mundelein is a suburban community of 30,000 people, located in the heart of Lake County, Illinois. Just 35 miles northwest of Chicago and 10 miles west of Lake Michigan, Mundelein lies between Chicago and Milwaukee, no more than a one hour drive from either. The community is well served by an excellent network of highways, including Interstate 94, Routes 45, 60, 176, and 83. This convenient location allows residents to take advantage of the tremendous job, educational, recreational, sports, and fine arts opportunities that both large cities have to offer. O'Hare International airport, and Milwaukee's Mitchell Field are both less than an hour drive, and offer a true gateway to the world. Commuters to Chicago's Loop have three train systems to choose from, including Metra's North Central line with service to and from Mundelein.
Mundelein values family and education, as evidenced by National Blue Ribbon awards at the elementary and high school levels, and in the strength of parent involvement in educational and community issues. The community is served by one public high school district, Mundelein High School District 120, and four public elementary school districts: Elementary District 75, Fremont District 79, Diamond Lake District 76 and Hawthorn District 73. Two parochial grade schools and one Catholic high school are also located in Mundelein. The University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary makes it home on a beautiful campus in Mundelein, and the College of Lake County, is located in neighboring Grayslake. National universities, including Northwestern, Marquette, DePaul, Trinity International University, Lake Forest College, Barat College, Northern Illinois, IIT, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois – Chicago Circle campus are also located within a reasonable driving distance.