Harry D. Jacobs High School
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Did you go to H. D. Jacobs High School?
H D Jacobs High
The H. D. stands for Harry Darnell. The school dropped the Harry D, for the most part. It has been referred to only as Jacobs for all its existence. It was built in the middle of a corn field. The school opened partway through the 1975-1976 school year to help alleviate the overcrowding that was happening at Crown and Dundee.
On March 1, 1976, the 6.5 million dollar high school opened it’s doors. Although some of the school was not completely finished, it accomodated the intake of students. Over 650 Algonquin and Lake in the Hills students were transferred to the new facility. From Dundee 325 Cardunals were transferred to Crown.
Most of the students who lived in Algonquin were moved from Crown to Jacobs. It now welcomes students from Algonquin, Carpentersville, Lake in the Hills, and West Dundee. Dundee Middle is one of the feeder schools.
Their mascot is the golden eagle. School colors are gold and brown. There is no name associated with the marching band.
1998 H D Jacobs High Yearbook
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1998 Jacobs High Yearbook
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