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Your Investment in Education

All four Community High School District 155 schools ranked in the top eight percent nationally by U.S. News & World Report. We attribute this achievement to our teachers and staff who believe relationships are the foundation of each student’s success.

Niche.com name District 155:

  • Best District in McHenry County

  • District with the Best Teachers

  • Best Place to Teach

  • District with the Best Athletes

Expanding Learning Opportunities & Improving School Campuses 


The Board of Education has taken action to provide approximately $23 million in property tax relief since 2010. This includes six debt service abatements and two flat tax levies in 2015 and 2018.

District 155 has invested $119 million over the last 15 years to improve school campuses while also providing tax relief.
All four high schools will be air conditioned by August 2022, as a result of feedback from students, parents, staff, and the community during our strategic planning process. Recent capital improvement projects include:

  • Air Conditioning Installation (CLC, CG)

  • Air Quality Improvements (CLS)

  • Auditorium Renovations (CG, CLS)**

  • Modernize Business Incubator Classrooms (CLC, PR)**

  • Parking Lots Improvements (CLC, CG, CLS, PR)

  • Relocate Haber Oaks Campus into CLS

  • Remodel Manufacturing Lab (CG)**

  • Renovate Culinary Kitchens (CLC, CG, CLS, PR)**

  • Roof Replacements (CLS, PR)

  • State-of-the-Art Certified Health Career Lab (CLC)**

  • Tennis Court Replacement (CLC, CG, CLS, PR)

  • Track Resurfacing (CLC, CG, CLS, PR)

**Projects funded in part by donations and grants

Your Tax Dollars Impact Students’ Futures

Class of 2022 Accomplishments

  • The class of 2022 was awarded over $11.1 million in scholarships districtwide

  • 86 percent of students will continue their education

  • 43 D155 students plan to enter the military

  • 62 D155 students plan to enter the workforce full-time

  • 34 D155 students plan to pursue careers in the trades

District 155 - 96%
State - 87%
Source: Illinois State Report Card 2021

Students Cut College Costs With Dual Credit Opportunities

District 155 has dual credit partnerships with both McHenry County College and the University of Illinois and offers over 25 dual credit courses. Through the district’s partnership with McHenry County College, D155 has 2,603 dual credit seats taken during the 2021-22 school year which represents a cost savings of just over $2.6 million for our families.

Join Us for Friday Night Lights

Cary-Grove High School

September 2 - 7:00 PM
(CG vs. CLS)

September 17 - 1:00 PM
(CG vs. McHenry)**

September 30 - 7:00 PM
(CG vs. Huntley)

October 21 - 7:00 PM
(CG vs. Hampshire)

**Homecoming

Crystal Lake Central High School

August 26 - 7:00 PM
(CLC vs. Huntley)

September 9 - 7:00 PM
(CLC vs. CG)

September 23 - 7:00 PM
(CLC vs. Dundee Crown)**

October 7 - 7:00 PM
(CLC vs. Burlington Central)

October 14 - 7:00 PM
(CLC vs. McHenry)

**Homecoming

Crystal Lake South High School 

August 26 - 7:00 PM
(CLS vs. Jacobs)

September 9 - 7:00 PM
(CLS vs. Hampshire)

September 23 - 7:00 PM
(CLS vs. Burlington Central)**

September 30 - 7:00 PM
(CLS vs. CLC)

October 14 - 7:00 PM
(CLS vs. PR)

**Homecoming

Prairie Ridge High School

September 9 - 7:00 PM
(PR vs. Huntley)

September 23 - 7:00 PM
(PR vs. CG)

October 7 - 7:00 PM
(PR vs. Dundee Crown)**

October 21 - 7:00 PM
(PR vs. CLC)

**Homecoming

Golden Age Pass

Senior citizens over the age of 60 who reside in District 155 may elect to receive a complimentary Golden Age Pass. Please email, distmail@d155.org or call 815-455-8500 ext. 1014. Each pass can be used to gain free admission to most athletic events hosted by the district's four schools. For ticketed school performances including plays and concerts, please check with the production's director or the school's activities director to ensure the pass will be accepted. Pass holders are encouraged to attend the musicals' special Golden Age performances.