Jacobs High School
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|Harry Darnell Jacobs High School|
|2601 Bunker Hill
Algonquin, Illinois 60102
|Oversight||Community Unit School District 300|
|Enrollment||2,188 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.1:1|
|Color(s)||Brown and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Fox Valley|
Harry D. Jacobs High School (commonly referred to as Jacobs or HDJ) is a public high school for students in grades 9 through 12 located in Algonquin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, serving students from the west half of the Village of Algonquin and its surrounding areas, including Lake in the Hills, Gilberts, some of Sleepy Hollow, some of Carpentersville, and some of West Dundee, Illinois. The school is located in McHenry County, Illinois but also draws students from Northern Kane County.
Harry D. Jacobs High School is part of Community Unit School District 300, and one of three high schools serving the district. Feeder schools to Jacobs include Westfield Community School, Dundee Middle School (partial), and Algonquin Middle School (partial). The school is a member of the Illinois High School Association, Fox Valley Conference.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,188 students and 128.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.1:1. There were 504 students (23.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 83 (3.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Elementary schools that feed into Harry D. Jacobs High School include:
- Lake in the Hills
- Lincoln Prairie
- Westfield Community School- Elementary School
- Dundee Highlands
- Sleepy Hollow
- Gary D. Wright
Middle schools that feed into Harry D. Jacobs High School include:
- Westfield Community School- Middle School
- Dundee Middle School (partial)
- Algonquin Middle School (partial)
The school colors are brown and gold, and the athletic team's are nicknamed the Golden Eagles.
In terms of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the school offers Music Theory, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Studio Art, U.S. History, Government and Politics, English Language, English Literature, Psychology, Environmental Science, Computer Programming, and Calculus and Spanish.
While there are no AP language courses other than Spanish, students may take a fourth of study in French or German and may opt to take the appropriate AP test.
- Doug Feldmann (born 1970), author and professional baseball scout
- Ryan Hartman (born 1994), AHL/NHL hockey player
- Evan Jager (born 1989), professional runner, Olympic medalist
- Adam Neylon, Wisconsin legislator and businessman
- School data for Harry D Jacobs High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- "Algonquin (Jacobs)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 24 February 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Attendance Boundary Map - Elementary Schools." Community Unit School District 300.
- "Attendance Boundary Map - Middle/High Schools." Community Unit School District 300.
- Curriculum guide
- Arnold, Jeff. "I’m Just Saying ... with Doug Feldmann", Northwest Herald, May 11, 2014. Accessed December 12, 2016. "Feldmann, who played baseball at Jacobs and then at Northern Illinois, also works as a datacaster at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, providing play-by-play and stats for Reds home games for MLB.com."
- "Congratulations to Evan Jager!!! - Jacobs High School". d300.org. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2013-2014,' Biographical Sketch of Adam Neylon, pg. 85