Fenger High School

11220 S Wallace St
Chicago, IL 60628
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Fenger High School serves 367 students in grades 9-12.
Fenger 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 ≤5% (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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Top 30% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Fenger High School's student population of 367 students has grown by 80% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
367 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Fenger 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 Fenger 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3437 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
4%
27%
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Black
96%
17%
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White
n/a
47%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
70-79%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
44%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fenger High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fenger High School's ranking?
Fenger High School is ranked #3437 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?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fenger High School?
The graduation rate of Fenger High School is 70-79%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Fenger High School?
367 students attend Fenger High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Fenger High School students are Black, and 4% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fenger High School?
Fenger High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Fenger High School offer ?
Fenger High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Fenger High School part of?
Fenger High School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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