We take pride in assuring that our mission statement, "We are committed to provide all students with the skills they need to be life-long learners and productive citizens" is a visible and important description of our dedication to supporting student success. With over 500 students, 60 teachers and numerous support staff, our school community offers many opportunities for our students and families. Our diverse curriculum includes a variety of electives, twenty advanced placement courses, and dual credit options. We continue to expand our offerings and are adding new courses each year to meet the needs of our students. In addition, many support programs are incorporated such as the student resource center, AIM period, peer tutoring, the learning resource center, peer leaders, and a Response to Intervention system. The dedicated staff who work closely with our students, as well as, the many interventions provided results in a 92% graduation rate and over 67% of our students enrolling in post-secondary educational programs. Likewise, students are provided the opportunity to participate in 23 athletic teams and over 40 extra-curricular activities designed to engage students beyond the school day. Our Distinguished Warrior Program is designed to encourage students to excel in the classroom, participate in extra-curricular activities, make positive choices and commit to community services. In short, we strive to provide a quality experience for each student at Freshman Campus. 


Dr. Jeff Prickett - Principal

Prior to serving as principal of McHenry High School, Dr. Prickett served as principal at the middle school as well as elementary levels. He also has experience as an assistant principal, dean of students and classroom teacher. Entering his 26th year in public education, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Judson University, a Master's Degree from Aurora University, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. He lives in McHenry with his wife and kids. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with family and friends, reading, writing, and following his beloved Chicago Cubs.


Mrs. Kyle Hobson - Associate Principal

Mrs. Hobson has been in District 156 for over a decade. Previously she served as the East Campus Assistant Principal for one year and the West Campus English Department Chair for four years. Mrs. Hobson earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from West Virginia University where she was a four-year player for the volleyball team. Prior to coming to McHenry, Mrs. Hobson taught at Harvard High School for one year, and Richmond Burton High School for twelve years serving as an English teacher, volleyball coach and union president. During her time at R-B, she earned her Master's Degree from Webster University and her Administrative Endorsement from Aurora University. Mrs. Hobson is married to Bill Hobson and has two children, Mollie and Owen.

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Mr. Jordan Deener - Dean of Students

Mr. Deener is going into his second year as the Dean of Students at McHenry High School. Previously he was a Spanish Teacher at McHenry West Campus for 5 years. Currently, Mr. Deener is an advisor for Bass Fishing and Powder Puff, but has been involved with our Students Leadership Teams during his time at McHenry.

Mr. Deener earned his Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Northern Illinois University after attending McHenry County College where he earned his Associate's in Arts. During his time at McHenry West Campus, he earned his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. Mr. Deener is a McHenry West Campus alumni who graduated in 2009.

Mr. Deener is married to his wife, Jessica, and has one child named Camden who is 10 months old.


Officer Paul Prather - School Resource Officer