1200 Maroon Dr
Elgin, IL 60120
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Elgin High School serves 2,794 students in grades 9-12.
Elgin 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Elgin High School's student population of 2,794 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,794 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
145 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Elgin High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Elgin High School is 0.41, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2426 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
76%
27%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
9%
47%
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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
0.41
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
78%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   11/12/2014
Would you please try and send me a Picture of a Teacher. From back in 1935 & 1936 or 1937 of Mary Louise Smith And if you Have one of Helen Louise Revett the school nurse. Thank you for your time and help. Robert
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lolit

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,794 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 78% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41

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