High School

Why Somonauk High School?

There are many ways to judge a school; the teachers, the students, the administration, athletics, academics-to name a few.  I firmly believe that the students and the teachers make the school what it is.  They have the power and influence on what happens daily.  At SHS, we have the best students and teachers in the area.  Here are some reasons why:

  • SHS offers 11 clubs and organizations in addition to sports.  79% of our students are involved in a club/organization/sport
  • 80% of students who took the AP test last year scored a ‘3’ or higher, earning them instant college credit.  Our 80% is compared to 61% nationally
  • 74% of students met or exceeded standards on the ACT and WorkKeys test compared to the state average which is 54%.  This is the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding in the history of SHS!
  • Our cheerleaders placed 3rd in state, soccer won a regional and sectional championship, boy’s basketball won the Little 10 Tournament, softball won a regional and sectional championship and track provided boys and girls state qualifiers. 
  • The SHS Band won numerous awards and trophies, including awards at Somonauk Summer Fest, the West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sycamore Pumpkin Parade, and the Grundy County Corn Festival. 
  • The Agriculture and FFA program has won numerous awards and competitions and is nationally ranked!

If you are looking for a place that has opportunities for involvement, to excel academically, or be part of a successful program, then your child belongs at SOMONAUK HIGH SCHOOL!

Our school district is full of wonderful and dedicated teachers, kids, and parents. A personal goal of mine is to work with parents and community members to build a partnership to enhance learning at Somonauk High School. This partnership will not only consist of myself educating families on what we do in the school and why, it will also seek feedback on what we can do to further meet the needs of students and make them employable in their future endeavors.

I encourage each of you to visit the school and thank you in advance for supporting your children and Somonauk High School as we embrace the learning process together. Please remember to visit our website at www.somonauk.net/schools/high_school for important dates, information regarding curriculum, and newsletters.


Justin Snider, Principal


Softball, baseball and track sign-ups are in the high school office.

The Lady Bobcats defeated Serena to place third in the Little Ten Conference Tournament. Madison Kawall led all scores with 22; Amanda Bentley scored 15 and pulled down 11 rebounds and Delaney Brummel also grabbed ten rebounds, in the contest. The Bobcats were down early by fourteen but came storming back to take a three point lead at halftime and they never looked back. Congratulations to the Bobcats on their comeback performance. It was a complete team effort all around.

Students who want to purchase a play video may do so for $10 in the office.

Attention all IVVC students. Pictures will be taken during your lunch for the yearbook on Wednesday, January 28. Meet at the door to the bus.

Attention Seniors, the Gustafson Scholarship application for Waubonsee is due to Mrs. Koontz on February 2nd.

There will be a yearbook meeting this Wednesday and Friday!
Seniors: yearbook will be asking you for a favorite quote soon so please Give it some thought:)


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