Johnsburg High School
|Johnsburg High School|
|2002 W. Ringwood Rd.
Johnsburg, Illinois, McHenry County 60051
|School district||Johnsburg Community Unit School District #12|
|Superintendent||Dr. Dan Johnson|
|Average class size||22 |
|Hours in school day||6 hours 50 minutes (5 hours and 19-23 minutes, not including lunch, passing periods, and academic support time)|
|School colour(s)||royal blue
|Slogan||It's a Great Day to be a Skyhawk|
|Fight song||Men of Pennsylvania|
|Athletics conference||Kishwaukee River Conference|
|Newspaper||Johnsburg Weekly News|
The Illinois State Board of Education placed Johnsburg School District on the 2016 Financial Watch List. Since only 32 of the state's 857 school districts were named to this list, that places Johnsburg in the bottom 5% of school districts with the worst financial health in Illinois. Furthermore, District 12 was one of six Illinois districts to be reviewed by the Illinois State Board of Education, and one of two districts to meet the criteria for certification in financial difficulty.
The community experienced a rapid growth, and the high school had 907 students for the 2009-2010 academic school year. The school now continues to see a steady decline in enrollment with just 670 students enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment is projected to further decrease due to high property taxes in the area, and the district having a debt burden which is expected to increase significantly and a credit rating that continues to be downgraded.
Courses of study
The school also offers vocational classes including welding, heavy diesel, and machine tool technology. Students who complete the heavy diesel class may also earn a commercial driver's license.
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The school offers both a choral program and a band program. There are three choral groups including Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, and Varsity Choir. Mixed Choir is open to any student, while Treble choir and Varsity Choir are open to students by audition. Johnsburg High School also has a Madrigal Ensemble that performs a Madrigal Dinner annually. The band program includes two percussion ensembles, jazz ensemble, concert band and marching band (The wind ensemble was eliminated in 2012 due to low enrollment). The marching band is mandatory for any student enrolled in any instrumental ensemble. The Johnsburg Marching Skyhawks march at every home football game, as well as competitions and parades throughout northern Illinois.
Johnsburg High School has a theatre program that is extracurricular. Three teachers from the school run the program, though many aspects of the program are student-led, as many positions and duties revolving around a theatrical production are fulfilled by students. There are about 50 members active in different aspects of each production, including acting, set construction, technical aspects, and many other roles. The program has been chosen several times to perform at the Illinois High School Theatre Fest.
Usually, plays are produced in the fall and spring, and a musical is performed in the winter. The shows usually run one or two weekends and make enough money to support the next play.
The school currently sponsors interscholastic sports teams for men and women in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track & field. Men may participate in baseball, football, and wrestling. Many women participate in softball and volleyball. In the fall of 2011 Johnsburg sent its first ever girl golfer to the IHSA state meet. Johnsburg received its first state trophy for a team sport in the spring of 2013 when the Lady Skyhawks soccer team took fourth place in class A soccer. There are also many alumni that play Division I sports. Both men and women compete in the school's bass fishing team, the only co-ed IHSA sport.
- C. J. Fiedorowicz, professional American football player for the Houston Texans
- Jason and Clay Guida, professional mixed martial arts fighters
- District Administration for Disrtrict #12; accessed 25 April 2009
- Johnsburg HS Administration; accessed 25 April 2009
- accessed 1 April 2014
- IHSA information for Johnsburg HS; accessed 25 April 2009
- IHSA list of conferences and leagues; accessed 25 April 2009
- IHSA page for Johnsburg H.S, including official student population
- Coleman, Emily. "Johnsburg vocational programs get the works". Northwest Herald. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- Johnsburg HS Athletic Department; accessed 25 April 2009
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