Harper High School

6520 S Wood St
Chicago, IL 60636
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Harper High School serves 133 students in grades 9-12.
Harper 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Harper High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Harper High School's student population of 133 students has declined by 45% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 50% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students133 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

Harper High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Harper 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3337 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
96%
17%
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White
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48%
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.68
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
42%
27%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Harper High School is Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Providence-englewood Elementary Charter (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Providence-englewood Elementary Charter Charter School
    Math: 10% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 507 students
    0.2 miles
    6515 S Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 434-0202
    0.2 K-8 507
  • Chicago Davis M Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 249 students
    0.3 miles
    6740 S Paulina St
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9120
    0.3 K-8 249
  • Chicago Otoole Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 358 students
    0.3 miles
    6550 S Seeley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9040
    0.3 PK-8 358
  • Chicago Earle Elementary School Math: 9% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 415 students
    0.5 miles
    2040 W 62nd St
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9130
    0.5 PK-8 415
  • Chicago Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,325 student
    0.5 miles
    6130 S Wolcott Ave
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9300
    0.5 7-12 1,325

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