Oak Lawn Community High School

Oak Lawn Community High School serves 1,868 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Oak Lawn Community High School operates within the Oak Lawn Chsd 229 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1868 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 108 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,868 students
Oak Lawn Community High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 108 teachers
Oak Lawn Community High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Oak Lawn Community 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 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Oak Lawn Community High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
Oak Lawn Community High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
21%
23%
Oak Lawn Community High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
5%
19%
Oak Lawn Community High School Black (1998-2012)
White
70%
50%
Oak Lawn Community High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Oak Lawn Community High School Sch Ethnicity Oak Lawn Community 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.
0.47 0.66
Oak Lawn Community High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
15% 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.
20% 26%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,868 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Oak Lawn Chsd 229 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,868 797
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Oak Lawn Chsd 229 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $10 MM
Oak Lawn Chsd 229 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $37 MM $10 MM
Oak Lawn Chsd 229 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,102 $10,546
District Spending / Student $19,761 $10,416
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 H L Richards High Sch(campus) (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Simmons Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Columbus Manor Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oak Lawn Columbus Manor Elementary School
    9700 Mayfield Ave
    Oak Lawn , IL , 60453
    (708)424-3481
    0.4  mi  |  377  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Oak Lawn Harnew Elementary School
    9101 Meade Ave
    Oak Lawn , IL , 60453
    (708)599-7070
    0.5  mi  |  515  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Oak Lawn Simmons Middle School
    6450 West 95th St
    Oak Lawn , IL , 60453
    (708)599-8540
    0.7  mi  |  726  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Oak Lawn J Covington Elementary School
    9130 South 52nd Ave
    Oak Lawn , IL , 60453
    (708)423-1530
    0.8  mi  |  428  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Oak Lawn Oak Lawn-hometown Middle School
    5345 West 99th St
    Oak Lawn , IL , 60453
    (708)499-6400
    0.9  mi  |  1062  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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