Higgins Education Center

  • Higgins Education Center serves 104 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Higgins Education Center placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Higgins Education Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Higgins Education Center's student population of 104 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 62% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Higgins Education Center is ranked within the top 20% 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 Higgins Education Center is 0.65, 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#693 out of 3672 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
5%
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Hispanic
29%
26%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
50%
48%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.650.68
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Higgins Education Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
30%
27%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTownship HSD 211 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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