Sterling High School

Grades: 9-12

1,035 students

Sterling High School serves 1,035 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Sterling High School operates within the Sterling Cusd 5 School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1035 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 51% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,035 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 37:1 13:1
Hispanic
31%
24%
Black
3%
19%
White
63%
50%
Two or more races
3%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.51 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.
38%
45%
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.
10%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,379 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Sterling Cusd 5 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,379 932
Graduation Rate 77% 88%
District Total Revenue $36 MM $10 MM
District Spending $34 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,036 $10,546
District Spending / Student $9,569 $10,416
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 Whiteside Area Career Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Challand Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SterlingWhiteside Area Career Center
    Vocational School
    1608 5th Ave
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)626-5810
    Vocational School

    0.1 mi | n/a students | Gr. 11-12                      
  • SterlingChalland Middle School
    1700 6th Ave
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)626-3300
    0.2 mi | 738 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SterlingJefferson Elementary School
    806 East Le Fevre Rd
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-6402
    0.3 mi | 404 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • Sterling Lincoln Elementary School
    1501 East 6th St
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-1449
    0.8 mi | 354 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • SterlingWashington Elementary School
    815 West Le Fevre Rd
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-2372
    0.8 mi | 367 students | Gr. 3-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 05, 2010 - If you are looking at this school to bring your child to, here's some helpful advice: don't. This school is mostly run on an athletic mentality. The administration respects the student more and let them get away with more than what they should because they are in sports. The 'quality' of teachers is embarrassing; everyone of them that I've had complained about the pay and how they want to leave the school. There is hardly ANY parent involvement whatsoever. If you want parent involvement, go to Morrison. Whatever you do as the parent, don't bring your child to Sterling. Not even as a last resort. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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