HUNTLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 158
Consolidated School District 158
650 Academic Drive
Algonquin, Illinois 60102
Community Consolidated School District 158 is a school district in Illinois. The district serves some nearly 9,500 students living in Huntley as well as western portions of Lake in the Hills and Algonquin and surrounding areas.
Huntley district 158 employs over 1,400 staff members. The school district, which is one of the fastest growing in the state of Illinois, has grappled with skyrocketing enrollment and the subsequent problems associated with it for nearly a decade.
The Huntley school district 158 has transformed itself from a one elementary/one high school district as recently as 1996 to a district that as of 2006 boasts 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school on three campuses district-wide.
The school district is famous for some of its innovations, including the campus-concept idea in which each campus has 2 elementary schools, a junior high, and a high school. Contrary to the traditional neighborhood school, this idea means that a student will usually spend their whole K-12 education on one campus and will usually have to ride the bus to school, rather than walk. The district’s three campuses are each about a square quarter mile.
Additionally, the district has become a model for other districts for its focus and emphasis on technology in education. The district invests highly in the latest computers, software, televisions, projection equipment, digital cameras, and so forth. The district has very good programs in arts and music, thanks in part to the Fine Arts Boosters organization.
All buildings now in use by the school district were built between 1997 and 2005. It is very rare for a district of this size and rapid growth rate to have all new buildings.
Huntley High School athletic programs are provided as a privilege to those students having the desire to compete and to enhance their overall abilities. Students who choose to participate are considered “representatives” of Huntley High School and are expected to demonstrate good character, high morals, and an attitude of giving their best.
In addition, “representatives” of Huntley High School are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and self-discipline. Because the Board of Education, administration, and staff expect these attributes, the Huntley High School Athletic Code of Conduct is used to ensure that these qualities are demonstrated by all participants.
The objectives of the athletic programs at Huntley High School District 158 are to:
Provide a highly competitive experience grounded in sound educational practice.
Assist in the safe and healthy development of the participant.
Create an enjoyable experience for the participants, student body, fans, and community by promoting sportsmanship, morale, and school spirit.
Instill qualities such as teamwork, pride, work ethic, personal responsibility, and self-discipline in its participants.
Promote the education and development of students through high school athletic participation.