South Elgin High School

South Elgin High School serves 2,682 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
South Elgin High School operates within the U-46 School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 2682 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 138 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,682 students
South Elgin High School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 138 teachers
South Elgin High School Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade South Elgin High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
South Elgin High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
4%
South Elgin High School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
25%
23%
South Elgin High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
5%
19%
South Elgin High School Black (2006-2012)
White
57%
50%
South Elgin High School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Elgin High School Sch Ethnicity South Elgin High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.30
South Elgin High School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
23%
South Elgin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
26%
South Elgin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,351 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name U-46 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
57
3
Number of Students Managed 40,351 949
  U-46 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 80% 88%
  U-46 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $443 MM $10 MM
  U-46 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $453 MM $10 MM
  U-46 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,766 $10,546
  U-46 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,001 $10,416
  U-46 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gifford Street High School (2.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Kenyon Woods Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clinton Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • South Elgin Kenyon Woods Middle School
    1515 Raymond St
    South Elgin , IL 60177
    (847)289-6685
    0.4  mi  |  1009  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • South Elgin Clinton Elementary School
    770 Mill St
    South Elgin , IL 60177
    (847)888-7045
    0.5  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • South Elgin Willard Elementary School
    370 West Spring St
    South Elgin , IL 60177
    (847)888-5275
    1.1  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Elgin Garfield Elementary School
    420 May St
    Elgin , IL 60120
    (847)888-5192
    1.7  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Elgin Huff Elementary School
    801 Hastings St
    Elgin , IL 60120
    (847)888-5285
    1.7  mi  |  651  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Kane County, IL public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.37, which is higher than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Kane County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.