Welcome to D118!

Welcome to the Wauconda Community School District Website!

Wauconda Community School District is a PreKindergarten - 12th-grade school system serving nearly 4500 students from Lake County and McHenry County. The school district serves six communities, including Wauconda, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lakemoor, Port Barrington, Volo, and unincorporated areas in Wauconda, Algonquin Fremont, and Nunda Townships. Wauconda CUSD 118 has earned an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality learning opportunities to our students. Our students embark on their education journey with commitment, purpose, and pride.

Our schools provide many opportunities for students to engage in a rigorous curriculum and participate in various extracurricular clubs and activities at the elementary and middle school level. Our students participate in numerous IHSA sports at the high school level and have access to many clubs and extracurricular programs. It is an exciting time to be a student in the Wauconda CUSD 118 School District!

I invite you to find out more about each school by visiting their section on this website.


Dr. David Wilm

Superintendent of Schools for Wauconda CUSD118

More Information

  • A seven member Board of Education governs Wauconda District 118. The Board typically meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room located at Wauconda High School.

  • Our student population is nearly 4,500. We have a teaching staff of 350 and an administrative staff of 30. A support staff of 200 secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, classroom aides, and maintenance workers is available to serve our students.

  • The curriculum is reviewed and updated on a regular adoption cycle. Staff are currently refining the curriculum which are aligned to the new Illinois Learning Standards. An assessment plan is also in place to insure that accountability for student academic progress is maintained.

  • Programs for identified students are also available in the areas of special education, bilingual education, and accelerated/honors/advanced placement education.

  • A variety of extra-curricular clubs, intramurals and interscholastic sports are offered at various grade levels.

  • Each school has a wireless network which provides web access to both students and staff. In-classroom 1:1 iPads are used in kindergarten. In-classroom 1:1 Chromebooks are utilized in grades 1-5. School-to-home 1:1 Chromebooks are implemented in grades 6-11. Technology-based learning opportunities are implemented across all grade levels and are periodically reviewed by our District 118 Technology Committee.

  • Staff training is provided and delivered through a variety of means. Emphasis is placed on curriculum implementation, teaching strategies, the use of assessment tools, the use of technology to enhance instruction and school safety.

  • A strategic plan exists to guide the setting of district goals on an annual basis. Administrators are evaluated in part on their accomplishment of these annual goals.

  • Each school has a school improvement plan in place. This plan helps staff identify areas of improvement that will have a positive impact on students.

  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) serves as the impetus for teaching appropriate behaviors in our schools.

  • The district maintains its own Transportation Department and bus fleet.