Huntley Illinois
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Located in McHenry and Kane Counties, Huntley Community School District 158 serves 9,700 students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, residing in Huntley, western portions of Lake in the Hills and Algonquin, and surrounding areas. The district employs over 1,400 staff members and is one of the fastest growing school districts in Illinois.  School District 158 is well known for its campus-concept idea in which the district transformed from a one elementary/one high school district to its current five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, located on three campuses. Built between 1997 and 2005, all of the district’s schools were designed with a primary focus on technology in education.


Academic Achievements

A major goal of District 158 is to increase AP offerings to provide more opportunities for students. Currently, Huntley High School offers AP courses in a variety of subjects including English, Spanish, Chinese, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, European History, Environmental Science, U.S. History, and Computer Science. Huntley District 158 offers 23 different AP courses.


The College Board recognized District 158 (Huntley High School) among the best in the nation for Advanced Placement college level courses for the third straight year in 2014. The District was one of only two districts in McHenry County to receive this recognition. 


The 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll — a list of 425 districts across the U.S. and Canada -  honors schools for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.


For additional information regarding rewards and recognition received by Huntley School District 158, please visit the Awards page of

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
District 158 also is an active participant in providing students an alternative educational track in biomedical sciences, engineering and advanced manufacturing through participation in Project Lead the Way.  Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs. With its world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, PLTW helps students develop the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.

PLTW’s success in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed has been recognized by colleges and universities, Fortune 500 businesses, and numerous national organizations including Change the Equation, the Social Impact Exchange, and more.

For additional information about PLTW's programs at Huntley High School, select the links below:

Biomedical Sciences


High Quality Education at a Cost Below the State of Illinois Average

District 158 not only provides one of the most high quality educational experiences in the State of Illinois, it delivers education on a highly cost effective basis, a hallmark of the manner in which Huntley's governmental organizations operate.  During the 2014-2015 academic year (the most current year for which data is available), Huntley's District 158 reported an Operating Expenditure per Pupil of 29% below the state average:

Operating Expenditure/Pupil 2014-2015

Huntley District 158             $8,844

Illinois Average                  $12,521

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Where is Huntley?

Strategically located at I-90 and Rt. 47. Only 30 miles from O'Hare Airport and Rockford-Chicago Airport.

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