Elgin High School

1200 Maroon Dr
Elgin, IL 60120
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Elgin High School serves 2,834 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (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 15% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 78% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Elgin High School's student population of 2,834 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 155 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,834 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
155 teachers
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School Rankings

Elgin 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 Elgin High School is 0.38, 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
#2581 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
78%
27%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
8%
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
0.38
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
78%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Elgin High School's ranking?
Elgin High School is ranked #2581 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?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 15% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Elgin High School?
The graduation rate of Elgin High School is 78%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Elgin High School?
2,834 students attend Elgin High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Elgin High School students are Hispanic, 8% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Elgin High School?
Elgin High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Elgin High School offer ?
Elgin High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Elgin High School part of?
Elgin High School is part of SD U-46 School District.

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Last Day of School
May 28, 2024 (Tuesday)

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
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,834 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 78% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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