Wauconda High School

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Wauconda High School
Wauconda High School logo.gif
555 North Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
United States
Coordinates 42°16′03″N 88°08′51″W / 42.2675°N 88.1474°W / 42.2675; -88.1474Coordinates: 42°16′03″N 88°08′51″W / 42.2675°N 88.1474°W / 42.2675; -88.1474
Type Public secondary
Established 1915
Principal Dan Klett
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1317[1] (January 2015)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Purple and Gold         
Athletics conference Northern Lake County Conference
Nickname Bulldogs
Newspaper Paw Print
Yearbook The Bulldog

Wauconda High School, officially Wauconda Community High School, and most commonly WHS, is a public four-year high school located in Wauconda, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Wauconda Community Unit School District 118.


Wauconda High School first opened its doors in September 1915.


In 2007, Wauconda had an average composite ACT score of 19.9, and graduated 97.6% of its senior class (compared to the state average of 85.9%). The average class size is 20.4. Wauconda has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.[2]

The staff consists of 118 teachers. 59% of teachers hold an advanced degree.[3]


Wauconda competes in the Northern Lake County Conference and Illinois High School Association. The school's teams compete as the Bulldogs, and its colors are purple and gold. The following sports are offered at Wauconda:[1][4]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
  • Bowling (boys & girls)
  • Competitive cheerleading (girls)
  • Competitive dance (girls)
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys & girls)
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track & field (boys & girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)


  • Music-Instrumental (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pit orchestra)
  • Music-Vocal (Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, Swing Choir)
  • Academic Team
  • Math Team
  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society
  • Theater/Drama Club (Fall Musical, Spring Play)
  • Yearbook
  • In-Touch (Snowball)
  • TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use)
  • First Class
  • Peer Mediation
  • Special Olympics Basketball
  • Green Club
  • Bulldog TV
  • FBLA
  • Debate Club


  1. ^ a b "Wauconda". ihsa.org. IHSA. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Illinois School Report Card
  3. ^ School Profile
  4. ^ "Wauconda HS". 8to18.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

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