Larkin High School
|Larkin High School|
|1475 Larkin Av.
Elgin, Illinois, Kane 60123
|School type||Public secondary|
|Motto||Together We Achieve... Together We Succeed|
|Principal||Dr. Jon Tuin|
|Enrollment||2,152 (2010) |
|Average class size||17.1 |
|Color(s)||Royal Blue, White|
|Slogan||"We Are Larkin"|
|Athletics conference||Upstate Eight Conference|
|Rival||Elgin High School Maroons|
|Average ACT scores||18.2 |
|Feeder schools||Abbott Middle School
Kimball Middle School
Larkin High School, also known as LHS, is a public four-year high school located in Elgin, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Elgin Area School District U46, which also includes Elgin High School, Bartlett High School, South Elgin High School, and Streamwood High School.
Larkin High School was built in 1962 on the former farm of Cyrus H. Larkin, after whom the school is named. Elgin citizens were divided on the naming of the new west side high school. Many voiced their opinion to the school board that naming it Elgin (West) HS would better rival the original Elgin HS located on the east side of the Fox River in the City of Elgin (thus Elgin East). The Larkin name ultimately prevailed.
Larkin has not made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Larkin is listed as "Academic Watch Status Year 5." In 2010, the graduation rate was 78.8%. 
Larkin is home to the district's Visual and Performing Arts Academy.
In 2010, Larkin's students were 26.1% White, 11.4% Black, 57.1% Hispanic, 2.0% Asian, 0.2% Native American, and 2.1% multiracial.
Additionally, 14.9% of students were deemed limited-English-proficient (LEP), and 61.2% of students were low income.
Larkin High School is a member of the Upstate Eight Conference and has many athletic teams including:
- Cross Country
Larkin offers nearly forty extracurricular activities, including academic, service, and performing arts. Larkin is home of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy. The Larkin High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPAA) is a four-year program which offers specialized academic studies and activities in the areas of Art, Dance, Drama, and Vocal and Instrumental Music. With being a VPAA school, Larkin also has a theater tech club that runs the lighting and sound as well as set building for the shows in the auditorium. Other activities include HOSA.
- Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-11
- VPAA/Fine Arts Division http://schools.u-46.org/index.pl?id=60493&isa=Category&op=show