High Mount School - Home Of The Trojans

Dear High Mount Parents/Guardians,

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30, 2020 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended. However, our commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format.

While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that High Mount School District 116 teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge. We all intend to push forward with remote learning, engaging with students, and continuing with our food distribution program.

From time to time, Principal Wilkerson will send out phone alerts with concise and controlled messages. Likewise, we will post information on our website and our Facebook page. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the teachers, social worker, and/or the administration for anything that you may need. We will all do our very best to assist you and your family.

I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined. But, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together.

It is imperative that we continue to work together and support our students during this time of uncharted waters. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Dr. Beth A. Horner
Superintendent
High Mount School


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School History

The first school, consisting of one room, was built in 1880. By 1960, eight additional classrooms and a basement were added. In 1967, six more rooms and a multi-purpose room were added. In 1992, the new gym and two classrooms were added and extensive remodeling was completed. In April, 2001, the community voted to help High Mount expand the school. This expansion provided needed space for the growing student population, storage areas, and allowed for enhancements to the curriculum.

In 2003, great things happened again. Construction of a new wing began. We now have new and additional classrooms, band/chorus music room, science laboratory and new offices. In 2006 we installed an electronic marquee and constructed a new main entry-way.