For more than 125 years, Lemont High School has served as the lone public high school in the Village of Lemont. Recently, it has stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight, affirming its place among the area's top schools. Lemont High School was cited as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, and has been honored by the Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces program three times (2017, 2018, 2019).
Lemont High School serves an average of 1,400 students from four different communities. Its students' successes are the product of a culture that most schools can't produce at that size. With most students having gone to school together since kindergarten - and many having older siblings, parents or grandparents who are alumni - Lemont High School features a supportive, “hometown” feel. Administrators are guided in their decision-making by asking, “What's best for kids?” It sounds like a simple question, but when considering the needs and interests of students with varied backgrounds and levels of ability, it can be a steep challenge. Passionate faculty, driven students and community support have made Lemont High School “home” to families for generations.