Lake View High School is a public four-year high school located in the Lake View neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Lake View is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. While the current building opened in 1886, the school itself opened in 1874, dating to a time when the Lake View community was not a part of the city of Chicago. Lake View became a part of Chicago in 1889. The school is the oldest operating public secondary school in the state of Illinois.Parts of the film My Bodyguard were filmed at Lake View High School.Academics and activitiesLake View High School earned a bronze medal in the U.S. News/School Matters Best High School rankings.The school offers approximately 20 clubs and activities for students. Among those which are chapters or branches of nationally notable organizations are National Honor Society and Key Club.AthleticsLake View competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Teams are stylized as the Wildcats. The boys' track & field team finished second at the first IHSA State Meet in 1892–93, and its boys' soccer team finished fourth in the IHSA State Tournament in 2008–09.