Romeoville High School
|Romeoville High School|
|100 N Independence Blvd.
|School district||Valley View Community Unit School District 365U|
|Grades||9th through 12th|
Navy Blue, White, Orange
|Website||Romeoville High School|
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.
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.)
- Oliver Gibson (American football) was a former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals and currently is the head coach of the boys varsity football team
- Sandra Gillette (born September 16, 1974), who goes by her last name, is a former R&B-dance artist from the 1990s. She was in the band 20 Fingers whose most notable song is "Short Dick Man" from 1994.
- Byron Stingily is a current NFL player for the Tennessee Titans
- Stacy Peterson is the missing wife of Drew Peterson, who is suspected of murdering her.