Alton High School

Alton High School serves 1,990 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Alton High School operates within the Alton Cusd 11 School District.
The school district's 86% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1990 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 200 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,990 students
Alton High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 200 teachers
Alton High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Alton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 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 10:1 13:1
Alton High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
2%
24%
Alton High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
30%
19%
Alton High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
64%
50%
Alton High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Alton High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Alton High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.50 0.30
Alton High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
44%
45%
Alton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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.
6%
6%
Alton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,503 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,546 is less than the state average of $10,546. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,088 is higher than the state average of $10,416. The district spending/student has declined by 18% over four years.
School District Name Alton Cusd 11 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 7,503 932
Alton Cusd 11 School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 86% 88%
Alton Cusd 11 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $72 MM $10 MM
Alton Cusd 11 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $75 MM $10 MM
Alton Cusd 11 School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,546 $10,546
Alton Cusd 11 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,088 $10,416
Alton Cusd 11 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is East Alton-wood River High School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alton Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GodfreyNorth Elementary School
    5600 Godfrey Rd
    GodfreyIL 62035
    (618)463-2171
    1.9 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 552 students                      
  • AltonEunice Smith Elementary School
    2400 Henry St
    AltonIL 62002
    (618)463-2077
    2 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 305 students                      
  • AltonMotivational Achievemnt Center
    Special Education School
    2512 Amelia St
    AltonIL 62002
    (618)463-2063
    Special Education School

    2 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 34 students                      
  • GodfreyEarly Childhood Elementary School
    6008 Godfrey Rd
    GodfreyIL 62035
    (618)463-2166
    2.1 mi | Gr. PK | 248 students                      
  • AltonLovejoy Elementary School
    1043 Tremont St
    AltonIL 62002
    (618)463-2057
    2.3 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 289 students                      

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