Altamont High School

7 S Ewing St
Altamont, IL 62411
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 251 students in grades 9-12, Altamont High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 251 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : ≥90% (Top 50% in IL)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Altamont High School's student population of 251 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
251 students
This chart display total students of Altamont High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Altamont High School
Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Altamont High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Altamont High School by grade.

School Rankings

Altamont High School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Altamont High School is 0.08, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#1644 out of 3426 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Altamont High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
20-29%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Altamont High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20-24%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Altamont High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
45-49%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Altamont High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Altamont High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Altamont High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Altamont High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
96%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Altamont High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Altamont High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Altamont High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.08
This chart display the diversity score of Altamont High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥90%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Altamont High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Altamont High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Altamont High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Altamont High School's ranking?
Altamont High School is ranked #1644 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Altamont High School often compared to?
Altamont High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Teutopolis High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Altamont High School?
The graduation rate of Altamont High School is 90%, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Altamont High School?
251 students attend Altamont High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Altamont High School students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Altamont High School?
Altamont High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Altamont High School offer ?
Altamont High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Altamont High School part of?
Altamont High School is part of Altamont CUSD 10 School District.

School Reviews

2   3/16/2017
Read the article about your high school greenhouse. Congratulations to students and community for recognizing such an important resource for learning. Your greenhouse looks to be about ten times the size of my high school's and will provide a vast array of opportunities to explore plants and develop a greater understanding of our dependence on growing greenery. Kudos to Ms. Perkins !! Tim Balduff, Alumni, Perkins High School, '68
- Posted by Teacher - Tim Balduff

Review Altamont High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Marching for Schools: The Save Our Schools March Protests Education Cuts
Marching for Schools: The Save Our Schools March Protests Education Cuts
Parents around the country are partaking in the Save Our Schools March to help maintain funding for our education system. Learn more about this movement and how you can get involved.
Waiting for Superman: The Heroes and the Villains of Education
Waiting for Superman: The Heroes and the Villains of Education
The latest educational documentary paints a controversial picture of today's educational problems and the right solutions. Learn about both sides of the debate stirred by Waiting for Superman.
Yoga in Schools: Good Fitness or Religious Indoctrination?
Yoga in Schools: Good Fitness or Religious Indoctrination?
We delve into the recent controversy over teaching of Yoga in public schools. While some see it as a healthy way for children to gain strength and flexibility, some parents are viewing it a religious indoctrination.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 251 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Quick Links