Joliet Central High School

Joliet Central High School serves 2,877 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Joliet Central High School operates within the Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School District.

Overview

The student population of 2877 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,877 students
Gender % 39% Male / 61%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 168 teachers
Joliet Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Joliet Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 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 17:1 15:1
Hispanic
52%
23%
Black
22%
19%
White
21%
50%
All Ethnic Groups Joliet Central High School Sch Ethnicity Joliet Central 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.
0.64 0.30
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.
26%
23%
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.
50%
26%
Joliet Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,792 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 5,792 949
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $89 MM $10 MM
Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $117 MM $10 MM
Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,809 $10,546
Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $20,678 $10,416
Joliet Twp Hsd 204 School 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 Joliet Township High School - Alternate (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Washington Junior High & Academy Program (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edna Keith Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • JolietJoliet Township High School - Alternate
    Alternative School
    110 Collins St
    JolietIL 60432
    (815)727-6810
    Alternative School

    0.2 mi | 73 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • JolietWashington Junior High & Academy Program
    Magnet School
    402 Richards St
    JolietIL 60433
    (815)727-5271
    Magnet School

    0.6 mi | 724 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • JolietEdna Keith Elementary School
    400 4th Ave
    JolietIL 60433
    (815)723-3409
    0.6 mi | 454 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JolietParks Cultural Studies Academy
    500 Parks Ave
    JolietIL 60432
    (815)723-1911
    0.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • JolietWoodland Elementary School
    701 3rd Ave
    JolietIL 60433
    (815)723-2808
    0.7 mi | 481 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Joliet, 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 0.53, which is higher than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school in Joliet is Union Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.