Romeoville High School

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Romeoville High School
100 N Independence Blvd.
Romeoville, Illinois
Coordinates 41°37′40″N 88°04′57″W / 41.62765°N 88.08255°W / 41.62765; -88.08255Coordinates: 41°37′40″N 88°04′57″W / 41.62765°N 88.08255°W / 41.62765; -88.08255
Type Public secondary
Established 1963
School district Valley View Community Unit School District 365U
Principal Derek Kinder
Faculty 198
Grades 9th through 12th
Enrollment 1,835 [1]
Campus Suburban

Navy Blue, White, Orange

Mascot Spartan
Nickname Spartans
Newspaper The Spartus

Romeoville High School, or RHS, is a public four-year high school located in Romeoville, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. The high school opened in 1963 as Lockport West. Lockport West school colors were navy blue and white. Orange was added when the school changed to Romeoville High School.

Romeoville High School is located in northern Will County, Illinois, about 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago and about seven miles north of Joliet, Illinois, along Illinois Routes 7, 53, and 171. The Des Plaines River also runs through the community and it is also the headquarters of the Illinois-Michigan Canal, which was built during the 1830s as the community was an agricultural center.

Early history[edit]

Valley View Community Unit School District 365U was originally known as District 94. It took its present name when it became the first school district in the United States to implement the 45-15 plan, in which schools were occupied year round with 3/4 of the students in session at any one time. Students went to school for 9 weeks and then had 3 weeks off. Additionally, teachers were optionally allowed to work year-round. This practice is no longer in use.


Romeoville competes in the Southwest Prairie Conference (SPC) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA); the organization which governs most sports and competitive activities for high schools in the state. Teams are stylized as the Spartans.

Athletics at Romeoville High School include badminton, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, pom poms, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, marching band, color guard. (They also have a boys hockey club that is combined with Lockport, Lemont, and Bolingbrook.)

Notable alumni[edit]