Air Force High School

3630 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Air Force High School serves 172 students in grades 9-12.
Air Force High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 30% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Air Force High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Air Force High School's student population of 172 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Air Force High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Air Force High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2530 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
46%
27%
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Black
46%
17%
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White
5%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Air Force High School's ranking?
Air Force High School is ranked #2530 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 11-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Air Force High School?
The graduation rate of Air Force High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Air Force High School?
172 students attend Air Force High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Air Force High School students are Black, 46% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Air Force High School?
Air Force High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Air Force High School offer ?
Air Force High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Air Force High School part of?
Air Force High School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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No School: Spring Break Vacation
March 25, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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