Buffalo Grove High School

1100 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Buffalo Grove High School serves 2,004 students in grades 9-12.
Buffalo Grove High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Buffalo Grove High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Buffalo Grove High School's student population of 2,004 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,004 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
117 teachers
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School Rankings

Buffalo Grove High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buffalo Grove 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#486 out of 3655 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
28%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
58%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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There are only about 2-3 teachers I remember from my time there who were kind, fair, and good at teaching. These were the only classes I enjoyed going to. Most teachers are average at best and the worst don't care and are actively mean to students (there were several with the latter reputation). I am convinced I watched a security officer break the law once, and one of my math teachers liked to talk about how he didn't believe in the Holocaust in class. I had the worst years of my depression here and I leave it with almost exclusively bad memories. I, without exaggeration, would regularly (several days a week) have homework that exceeded five hours (including non-AP courses), and teachers do not care if you have other work to do. I had no time for distressing or doing anything I enjoyed because my entire routine was school, homework, sleep, which was the main contributor to my depression. Classes teach to the test (except for the small handful of good ones), so there is no review until a bit before the final. You basically have to reteach yourself a year's worth of content for every class for finals when they're cumulative (almost always). Teachers often get offended or annoyed if you ask why we need to learn something and will just insist that it's because it's on the curriculum. The classes are also mostly boring and structured entirely in the format of listening, taking notes, and occasional group work. I don't remember almost anything from 90% of classes there. That's not an exaggeration. Most of the classes were entirely useless,, and I did not retain anything (I graduated about two years ago). With how tired I was from the early mornings of getting to school and late nights of too much homework, how boring classes were, and how badly this was affecting my depression, I was just struggling to do enough to survive and get through every day. I really hated it there and I know my friends feel the same (I just told them I'm reviewing BG and they said to leave a bad review). This school only has a good rating because most students don't review it or don't feel like writing this all out. This was absolutely the consensus with everyone I spoke to regularly there. It was very rare to find a teacher who was nice and had a good class. I gained more bad memories and health problems from stress than I did useful knowledge. I even had a grey hair from junior year, which was the worst.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,004 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58 (Top 30%)

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