Proviso West High School

4701 Harrison St,

Hillside, IL, 60162-1616

Tel: (708)449-6400
Grades: 9-12

2,217 students

Proviso West High School serves 2,217 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Proviso West High School operates within the Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District.

Overview

The student population of 2217 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,217 students
Proviso West High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 104 teachers
Proviso West High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Proviso West High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.95. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
Proviso West High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Proviso West High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
36%
23%
Proviso West High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
59%
19%
Proviso West High School Black (1988-2012)
White
2%
50%
Proviso West High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Proviso West High School Sch Ethnicity Proviso West 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.
0.53 0.95
Proviso West 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.
21%
23%
Proviso West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
33%
26%
Proviso West High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,872 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 4,872 949
Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $74 MM $10 MM
Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $71 MM $10 MM
Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,408 $10,546
Proviso Twp Hsd 209 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,813 $10,416
Proviso Twp Hsd 209 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 Alternative Bd/ed Elementary School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Macarthur Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillside Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hillside Hillside Elementary School
    4804 Harrison St
    Hillside , IL , 60162
    (708)449-6491
    0.2  mi  |  475  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Westchester Westchester Intermediate School
    10900 Canterbury St
    Westchester , IL , 60154
    (708)562-1011
    1  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Bellwood Early Childhood Cntr/lincoln Primary
    3519 Wilcox Ave
    Bellwood , IL , 60104
    (708)544-2815
    1.3  mi  |  273  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Bellwood Lincoln Elementary School
    3420 Jackson St
    Bellwood , IL , 60104
    (708)544-3373
    1.3  mi  |  544  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Berkeley Sunnyside Elementary School
    5412 Saint Charles Rd
    Berkeley , IL , 60163
    (708)449-3170
    1.4  mi  |  496  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Cook 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 0.56, which is lower than the Illinois average of 0.95. The most diverse school district in Cook County is Cook County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.