Highland Park High School

  • Highland Park High School serves 1,994 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Highland Park High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Highland Park High School's student population of 1,994 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 145 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,994 students
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Total Classroom Teachers145 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Park High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Highland Park High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#149 out of 3679 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
23%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highland Park High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highland Park High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
70%
48%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highland Park High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.460.67
This chart display the diversity score of Highland Park High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highland Park High School 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTownship HSD 113 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
...best school ever! In all my years after graduating from Highland Park High School and College (NIU) I have yet to see or hear of a more well-rounded liberal minded and traditionally respected high school than Highland Park High School. It provided academically challenging, hard work with a very diverse-minded staff as well as student population all which included quick trips to the Indiana Dunes as well as the opportunity to travel to England with the school's drama department. Don't get me wrong, I loved college and graduated with a degree in Journalism as well as being chosen to be the Graduate Assistant for the Journalism Department. These experiences, accomplishments and the like, have all served me well throughout ... but oh, my H.P.H.S. what a great start to a full and happy life -- Just thought you'd like to know! (Go Huskies)
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5  
Great school. Very liberal minded. A tad segregated. It might be hard for people to move here not knowing anyone but no matter who you are (LGBT, black, white, women, etc) you will be accepted by the students and staff. Outstanding fine arts and music departments. Really good English and social studies departments. Math and science departments are weak. Counseling department and special education are heavily strong as well.
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