D120 Superintendent’s Letter
Back in August, I reported to you about the positive results with which we ended the last school year. We were eager to build on our success. I’m proud to tell you that our progress has continued and it’s noticeable in the students’ accomplishments since the start of the school year.
In October, the College Board honored Mundelein High School with a Bronze recognition on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll after outstanding scores by many of our seniors on Advanced Placement exams.
In November, 10 juniors received national recognition as a result of their PSAT/NMSQT test scores. Five other juniors applied and were accepted into a very selective Northwestern Medicine health care program.
Just this month 10 students reported to the School Board about internships they landed through the MHS Career Pathways program. And another continuing part of our Career Pathways program includes an opportunity for students who want to become teachers to spend time working with children in D75 classrooms. These kinds of programs offer students real-life experiences so they can make informed decisions about what they want to do after graduation.
More than a few of our students are earning recognition. These accomplishments span across a wide range of our student population. The College Board’s Bronze rating shows that MHS is committed to access and excellence for all students through its Advanced Placement Program. At MHS, nearly half of our seniors took at least one Advanced Placement exam and 43 percent scored a 3 or higher on at least one exam, no easy task for the level of difficulty.
The remarkable level of achievement reached by MHS students continues to demonstrate the high quality education students receive at MHS. We continue to be ranked among the top high schools in the nation.U.S. News and World Report again recognized MHS as one the best high schools in the nation (for the fifth year in a row).
As we near the halfway point of our 20223-24 school year, it’s evident that we’re on the right track.
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On another note, the School Board on Dec. 5 decided to not place a building referendum on the March ballot, opting instead to look toward the November general election. Their intention was to further refine the plans following the public input we’ve received and to better inform the community about the proposal over the next year. Work would begin on the project in the spring of 2025 regardless of whether the issue passed in March or November of 2024.
Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent, District 120