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34090 Almond Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 548-6610
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August 06, 2014
This school is the best there is. I was one who went to many different schools throughout my life, and this school was the best. I wouldn't trade my experience there for the world

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2014
Excellent school, very dedicated teachers. Good environment. Good level AP and Honors classes. I really recommend this school,

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
I am currently a junior at this school, and honestly I wouldn't want to be at any other high school. It's perfect for me and for many other friends of mine. It's one of the biggest schools out there, and even though I have anxiety, I love that, because everyone is different and there's no cliques that are based on being popular or not, or something like nerds vs jocks. Everybody is friends with each other. I never see anyone get bullied. There use to be a ton of fights in O'Plain campus, but that was because of some drama, with faults on both sides usually. Still, I always have felt safe. I also love how diverse we are. #1 in Illinois. Nobody here is racist, or at least don't show it. Another benefit would be all the choices of classes you can take. There's so many, it's hard to choose from sometimes. The teachers are great. Not only do they really care, but they're cool. They get you & joke around here and there to make it a fun class, but we always learn so much. They connect with you so that they can understand your way of learning and any struggles you have, whether its an emotional or academic issue, they're always happy to help/get you help. My grades have never been better.

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2014
Warren has a great, supportive & caring staff, unique non-judgemental students, & a wide variety of classes.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2012
I'm a graduate alumni for the class of 2008. I just want to say that Warren is such an amazing school! the campus is great and the student population is very diverse. Many of the teachers at Warren are very passionate about teaching and it really reflects through the students. Graduation rate is very high and the school does a great job motivating students to continue a higher education. There are so many school atheltics and clubs to join and everyone definitely loves showing their school spirit. The Principle and Deans do a great job getting involved with school activities and really leading the school to the success that it has been having from generation to generation. There is several AP courses provided that give students an advance placement with college credits.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2012
My daughter is a sophmore at this school and attended as a freshman as well. Wonderful school experience. We had the choice to go here or Libertyville school district and so glad we choose Warren instead.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
I think the school is excellent I never had a problem from any teachers, or others staff members. I had two that graduated and one more there and never was unhappy about the school. If I came up on a problem it was quickly resolved and leaving me pleased. I never felt that the school was more for the whites nor the blacks. I think that they were more for the students because education shouldn't have a color. Reguardless, of how we feel about the staffs if the students don't want the education then it will be hard for the teachers to teach which will make it hard for the other students who wants to learn. My family and I don't have much but I want my children to know that having an education is like having gold that no one can't take away from you no matter what.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
My daughter is a freshman at Warren Township High School. Even before she started her first day, the school was involved with making her high school experience the best it could be. The principal at the Almod campus id GREAT and you can tell that he truely cares about the children in the school. They encourage the parents to be involved in thier childs education. The teachers are really good with communicating with the parents and keep you well informed of your childs progress, especially when there is a problem that can be addressed before it becomes a detriment in thier performance. For the number of students enrolled at the school, you would expect they would be too busy too busy, but that is definately not the case at Warren. It truely is a great school, with caring staff and educators, and they provide a top quality educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
I'm a junior at Warren and I've gone here all three years.Yeah, it has its flaws. For example, it's so big. For some students its overwhelming, but its size enables students to have opportunities that smaller schools just can't provide. And even though Warren is so large, students don't have to get lost in the crowds. One merely needs to take initiative. You want extra help from a teacher? You merely need to seek them out, they won't come to you. The teachers are of quality and there are many opportunites given where students can take the opportunity to get extra help. And because Warren is so big, we have colleges visiting from around the country to court students, and it is easy to be able to speak with, and get info from, someone from a college in California, New York, or Texas. Many AP courses are offered, there's even one for freshmen, which is really helpful later on, and economical. The fine arts programs are awesome, and the sports are plentiful. Yes, there are issues, espcially at the O'Plaine Campus. But no school is perfect, and things definetly improve as students mature and move to Almond Campus.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2011
You know I have never walked one step in this high school, but I am contemplating moving to Gurnee. Thanks to all the selfish parents and students that have their two bit opinions about the most minor issues, and then you read it and are not sure what to make out of it. My goodness can people complain. I guess it's your God given right, but the glass is not always half full. Their facilities are too nice! Not enough emphasis on sports, too much emphasis on sports. The floors are clean, no they aren't.. Lord.. Get a grip!! I give it a 5 just to balance out some of the stupidity!

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2011
i was a a student at warren, it does have really good education but the racism is incrediably higghh the teachers and and the staff willl always favor the whites I WILL NEVER EVER SEND MY CHILDREN HERE !!!! so they can get mentally and emotianally damaged? NO THANKS!

- submitted by a community member
January 01, 2011
i am currently a junior at warren township high school i love the school and all that it has to offer the teachers are great and really interact with each and every student and are more than happy to stay with you after school if you need extra help also the environment is great

- submitted by a student
no rating March 23, 2010
I've been impressed by the interaction and support my daughter has received from the administration and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
I am a Senior at warren, it is nothing like libertyville i have a varsity athlete and sports are not the top priorit. last year seniors had a senority in the school, this year nothing at all. At the main football events, we cant even black out or white out because its against school ruled which is crap. If i were a parents id sent my chile to libertyville,vernon hills, carmel they are all better then warren

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July 06, 2009
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March 26, 2009
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March 14, 2009
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February 21, 2009
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January 14, 2009
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no rating October 27, 2008
I am a sophomore at Warren currently. I am an all honors/Ap level student (who does well in the classes as well) who is currently in two sports and the top band. I love Warren. The honors program is high level, many students accumulate large scholarships. There are so many things you can be involved in from music, to sports intramural and competitive, clubs(most where anyone is in) and voulenteer programs. There is a place for everyone. There is a good diversity of teachers and teaching styles that is a good mix and preparation for further education. I like almost all of my teachers. One of the challenges Warren faces is the diversity, there is no way around it. It is very difficult to cater to all types of attitudes and people to succeed academically. The plus side is it best exposes everyone to learn to interact and except diversity.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2008
I am an actual student of Warren and it is a great school. I feel totally safe when I am there. Warren has a great atmosphere and great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 17, 2008
I am begining my sophmore year at Warren in the fall and I have been very pleased with everything that it has to offer. The population is indeed large but to succeed in extracuricular activities is not that hard. There are so many activities to choose from it would please even the pickiest student. I love all my teachers and if you try your best you will go far through Warren. 'It all starts here.'

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April 25, 2008
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March 13, 2008
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December 02, 2007
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November 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 07, 2007
I loved warren and all my experiences throughout my four years there were very beneficial!! I can still remember my ILS teacher....Ms. Schmitt....she was the best teacher I have ever had all my years at Warren and I am glad I had her.

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July 08, 2007
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May 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
We moved to Warrens school district a few years ago. We have been very happy with the school and all they provide. It is much better than the school district my kids were in previously. Is it perfect? No. Are there are other schools nearby that are better? Sure. Do we all want to pay higher property taxes so more can be spent? Probably not. So it's a catch 22. The money has to come from somewhere right? But where? My only complaint is with athletics. There is a lot of favortism in some sports while others don't get the same consideration and attention. Overall though, I'm proud to send my kids to Warren.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
my concerns,regarding academics,are not the issue. However, the lack of courtesy, indifference/disrespect,the administrative faculty displays towards parent should seriously be evaluated! afterall, we are all educating our children, either directly or indirectly.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
i am currently a sophomore at Warren Township High School. and i must say that i am not happy with the school at all. We have excellent extracurricular activities but since the population is so large there is a very slim chance of actually making a team. The teachers are mostly mean and not very helpful, but don't get me wrong i have had some amazing teachers while at this school. My brother also went to this school as well, he is from the class of 05, and his opinion of the school was also not so good. I think money is being spent on the wrong things. if i were a parent i would not send my kid here.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2006
Our school has a lot of fun stuff to do and a lot of good programs that a lot of schools don't have. Being a student at the school I think that we kind of take advantage of it all and not even how good our school really is. All the teachers are pretty young but yet have vary good teaching methods. Overall I think that Warren is a great school

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October 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2006
Quite a few new teachers that don't know how to work with adhd kids. The teachers and system want them to fit in rather than work with them. They will help if pushed but you (the parent) must stay very present and participative. Most of the guidance counselors are helpful but unless your child is average or above, it may be a bit of a struggle.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
We were disappointed in the quality of education provided to our children. They have had growth and population issues that they were slow to deal with. Because of the rapid growth in the school they have facility crowding and discipline problems. However, they do have a new superintendent that is making some postitive changes. It may be several years before they will be in fully effective enough to make an overall impact educationally. They have a very diverse ethnic base and a lot to offer in the way of activities for the students.

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February 16, 2006
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January 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2006
Warren has 2 campuses across town from each other. Freshman/ sophomore in 1 and junior/ senior in the other. The lunch room and library were recently expanded in the O'Plaine campus, but the campus is still overcrowded and this is expected to be more so each year. I think it would be better for the school to split into 2 separate schools, but that is not politically expedient now. The athletic programs do well. Academic programs seem pretty standard.

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September 26, 2005
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August 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
The school facilities are very good. However, drugs and booze are rampant among all grades. I know my child graduated from this school and knows the inside tract. For a blue ribbon school system, this is not good. The school administration is OK. What makes this a blue ribbon school is beyond any reasonable minds' comrehension! No tolerance policy is a great excuse to allow teachers to not take ownership of teaching, but only to regurgitate text material and act aloof! Thus, teacher interest is seemingly low. Administrations interest is high. You decide if this is a good combination.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
I graduated from Warren in 2004, and I have good and bad views of the school. Overall, the teachers are great, I think I was lucky to get some of Warren's best teachers. I think they do a great job of maintaining the school buildings, the Almond campus blows away most of Lake county's high schools. I think the board and administration is where much of the schools problems are. Emphasis is always on sports, and the school really needs to offer more AP or advanced level classes. Additionally, the school should offer more languages, especially Latin, which is offered at schools like Stevenson and Libertyville. They need a math and english 'center/lab' where students can get extra help during the school day, or if their teacher can't help after school, I think this would help students on ACT/SAT's, and boost Warren's achievement ratings.

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2005
I am presently a sophmore at Warren's Oplain Campus. I think the school is great, I was diagnosed with ADHD in 3rd grade and since I went to warren all the teachers try to help me out and make things easier for me. The counselors are great and if you ever have a mental breakdown they are always there to help. The students help each other out and you dont see many fights in the school. Almost all my teachers are the teachers you dream about, they help you learn and make you laugh and enjoy the subject. They make class interesting so we dont get bored. The school is not in the greatest shape but it still holds all 2,000 kids. For what we have, I think we do very well.

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April 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I am a volunteer to Warren. The kids are awesome and the structure is old. The reform needs to be around struture and how kids are showing up in this community to learn and be menTored big time! Parents are too busy with their work and not wanting vote for reform due to the lack of leadership at the school in delivering honest guidelines around budgets and money distribution to education. Yes the sports programs are great but we must focus on business and other curriculums like collaboration with the business community to help these kids and their futures...that is where the money needs to be spent....new building are just the outside its the inside where the kids are that is the key!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
As a parent I feel the quality of the education is terrible. The administration is terrible beyond belief. Real problems are passed off as trivial. I will say that every teacher I have ever dealt with at Warren Township High School has been efficient & courteous. So thumbs up for the teachers thumbs down for the administration.

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March 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
im a senior at warren and i hate it. noone should go here.

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2005
I'm a teacher, and I live in the district. Honestly, I would not want to send my children here and I'm looking to move in the next 2-3 years. When I began at Warren it was great, and every year since it has declined in focus and quality. The board leadership is poor at best, administration is weak because they have been cut to an absolute minimum after a failed referendum, and the teachers are frustrated with the declining educational level of the freshman coming in each year. I'm extremely concerned about the future of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 19, 2004
In the years before my retirement in teaching at Warren, I saw the continued decline of a once solid high school. In 2000, we received a national Blue Ribbon award and boasted that our scores were among the best in the state and country. Recent report cards show that we have declined to approximately average compared to the rest of the state. For the second year in a row, we have failed to meet the minimal standards in the Federal requirements. Administration is too immersed in maneuvering for power to provide any educational leadership.

- submitted by a teacher
November 30, 2004
The former principle had to recently 'resign' because school funds were finding their way into his pocket. Silk ties anyone? Money can be slippery. That gives you an idea of the kind of folks who run this school. No wonder why the school is hurting for money.

- submitted by a teacher
June 26, 2004
I am a student at warren. We now have our 8 period day back. The academics are great. Teachers are always there to help. And the community is very involved with the school and sports. However, warren does a lot of updating to the school in the wrong places, and a lot of the focus IS on extracurricular activities like varsity sports. However, overall, the district is great!

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2004
I am a 2002 graduate of this amazing High School. Throughout my 4 years at Warren I feel that received the best education possible.The teachers were outstanding in their fields, and presented an emphasis on learning to all of their students by utilizing different strategies for all learning styles.The entire staff was always interested in each and every student's success, and not only were our teachers, but our friends.I was involved with extracurricular activities while attending Warren, and feel that each coach and instructor were fantastic.The principal Mr. Ron Shelton greets every student at the door as they enter the school each morning with a smile on his face.The entire staff and the community are extremely supportive of the school and the sports teams.At different sports events, students and the community alike showed up to support the players.I highly recommend WTHS! Go Blue Devils!Thank you for making High School enjoyable!

- submitted by a former student
March 17, 2004
As a parent of two young adults who graduated from Warren Township High School, I am grateful they had the privilege to attend such an outstanding school. The staff is professional. They go above and beyond to provide a quality education that meets the individual needs of the students. The safety and security precautions in place provide a secure learning environment. The school promotes character values such as citizenship, honesty, responsibility, respect, caring, civility, morality, and tolerance. I believe my children received an excellent, well-rounded education that prepared them for the challenges ahead and provided them with the tools necessary to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Too much emphasis on extracurricular activities. I.E Teacher leaves class to coach swim team leaving students to fend for themselves or 'come get me'. Money spent provides cable TVs in class rooms; lighted marquee for theatrical productions; pool installed in place of several class rooms; and only 1/3 of the new HS has class rooms - rest is for special activity rooms, adminstrative offices and gym. Yet they continue to scream for more money threatening to cut off academic classes. They need to focus more on basics and less on creating an impression.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
I have one child attending WTHS. The teachers have been wonderful. They find ways to work with each child and find extra time for extra help regularly. The high school does offer a wide variety of extra curricular activites but because the enrollment is so large the chances of actually making one of the sports teams is slim. The school also charges $100.00 payment for each sport a child participates in. That amount of money will keep many students from trying out. The overall saftey and discipline is below average, I am assuming because of the huge population and the staff is overwhelmed. Overall the highschool has a very effective educational curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Warren is a good school, overall. However, it is dragged down by a selfish voting community. Students are slowly beginning to lose their competitive edge with other local schools; and the school is losing the ability to provide a quality education for its students.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
I am a student at warren and i would like to say it is a great school. But they have been some problems with too many students and not enough money for the school to handle the students. So since the last Refurendum did not pass, they have taken a class off our year. Insted of 8 classes now we only get 7 and it's costs alot more and for thouse 7 classes than it did for thouse 8 classes. I rather get 8 classes and my whole Edjucation then just 7 and have to pay more. Don't you agrie?

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August 10, 2003
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Warren Township High School
34090 Almond Road, Gurnee, IL  60031
(847) 548-6610
Last modified Warren Township High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Warren Township High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top