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Principal's Message

Illinois Valley High School

“Our mission is to provide a safe and stimulating learning community for all students.”

Dear IVHS students and parents,

Welcome to Illinois Valley High School!  It is an absolute honor to serve this community as Principal of IVHS.  We are very fortunate to have a team of administrators, teachers and support staff who are not just quality educators, but great people as well.  Our staff truly cares about the relationships that we build with students throughout their academic journey.

We offer our students a wide range of rigorous courses in order to help prepare them for their future endeavors. This requires our students to be committed and passionate about learning.  We as a school provide support for any and all students with programs such as Intervention and after school Homework Help House.

Get involved!  I would like to challenge each and every one of our students as well as parents to get involved at IVHS.  We offer a wide variety of clubs, sports, and after school activities.  It is our hope that these will be used to further education as well as create better relationships and lasting memories for all involved.

Illinois Valley High School has a ZERO tolerance policy in regards to bullying.  Our staff is committed to making sure that our mission of providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students is upheld each day.

It is my vision that staff, students, and community stakeholders can work hand in hand to help provide our students with a positive high school experience while moving toward the ultimate goal of graduation and beyond.  We can make a difference together and WE WILL.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the school or myself with any questions or concerns that you may have.  

Go Cougars!!!

Tanner Smith


Illinois Valley High School