Yorkville High School, or YHS, is a public four-year high school located in Yorkville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Our high school has about 1,700 students, and there is a population of about 20,000 in Yorkville. We are located about 50 miles west of the city of Chicago, and the city lies on the Fox River. Yorkville was founded in 1836. It is about an hour drive from Starved Rock state park. In Yorkville there is a small town feel and charm but with the amenities of a bigger town. If you travel east, you'll reach the populated suburbs of Chicago, but if you travel south and/or west, you will find the flat and open farming landscape that Illinois is known for.