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About GCHS

Mission Statement

Grant Community High School will educate each and every student to be a responsible and productive citizen who will be able to effectively manage future challenges. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally and physically in a safe and supportive environment.

District Location & School Size

Established in 1930, Grant Community High School is a comprehensive high school located in Fox Lake at the corner of Grand Ave and Route 59. The district encompasses approximately 30 square miles in Lake County and includes sections of the Lake County villages of Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Beach, Volo, Lakemoor, and the McHenry County village of Spring Grove.

Currently 1900 students attend Grant High School and we are still growing. With new additions and renovations completed in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Grant has nearly doubled in size from 12 years ago. The district obtains its students from four public elementary school districts (Big Hollow, Gavin, Fox Lake, and Lake Villa) and numerous private schools.

Established: 1930
Faculty: 133 Certified Staff, 96 Non-Certified Staff
Enrollment Information: Approximately 1900
School Colors: Red, White
Mascot: Bulldogs
Athletic Conference: Northern Lake County Conference

School Campus Address: 285 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake, IL 60020
Transition Program & District Office Address: 25700 Old Grand Ave., Ingleside, IL 60041

Community Information

Fox Lake is located at the southern tip of the Chain of Lakes region. Once a quiet summer vacation village, this community continues to show rapid growth in population and popularity. As of 2010 the Village of Fox Lake had exceeded 10,000 residents. Fox Lake and the surrounding communities are well suited to provide convenient access to cultural and recreational activities. Much of the village’s economic base centers on the summer tourism industry, which sees approximately 1.5 million visitors annually. Boating is a major source of income for the community with an estimated 80% of all Illinois boat sales coming from the Fox Lake area. The median value of a home in Fox Lake is $262,689. The median household income is $67,926; and property taxes range from 6.176% to 9.095%. The major income source for public entities is in the form of property tax revenues, which is approximately 85%. The lack of industry in the community places a heavy burden on individual property owners.