Kaneland High School

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Kaneland High School
Maple Park, Illinois
Type Public
Established July 1, 1958
Principal Jill Maras
Enrollment 1,346 (2011)
Campus Country
Color(s) Black, White, and Silver
Athletics conference Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference

Kaneland High School, or KHS, is a public four-year high school located in Maple Park, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Kaneland Community Unit School District 302.


Kaneland first opened in 1958.

In Molitor v. Kaneland Community Unit District 302, the Illinois opened up school districts to civil lawsuits. The case was over a bus crash during the early years of the school. The father of a student injured in the crash sued for $56,000. The court stated that public school districts should not be immune from civil tort action.[1]


Kaneland's graduating class of 2014 had an average composite ACT score of 22.2, the highest in the school's history, and graduated 100.0% of its senior class. Kaneland has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE), a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.[2] In 2013, the school was placed on the Illinois Honor Roll for significantly improving its performance on the PSAE.[3]


Kaneland competes in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference and Illinois High School Association. They have a total of ten Illinois High School State Championships, in football (1997, 1998), boys' track and field (1975, 1977), girls' track and field (1987, 1988, 2016), boys' cross country (1987), girls' basketball (1982), and baseball (2011).

Kaneland has gone to the playoffs for football three times in the past three school years. All three years the team went undefeated in the regular season, obtaining a 9-0 record.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Mercuro, Nicholas; Margaret Oppenheimer (2005). Law and Economics. ME Sharpe. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-7656-1331-8. 
  2. ^ Illinois School Report Card
  3. ^ Daily Herald: Kaneland High, Nicholson schools receive state honors

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Coordinates: 41°52′53″N 88°32′00″W / 41.88139°N 88.53333°W / 41.88139; -88.53333