Kankakee High School

1200 W Jeffery St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Kankakee High School serves 1,243 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (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 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Kankakee 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 student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Kankakee High School's student population of 1,243 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,243 students
This chart display total students of Kankakee High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Kankakee High School
Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Kankakee High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Kankakee High School by grade.

School Comparison

Kankakee 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 Kankakee High School is 0.64, 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
#3253 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Kankakee High School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kankakee High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kankakee High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Kankakee High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kankakee High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hispanic
29%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kankakee High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
49%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kankakee High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
21%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kankakee High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Kankakee High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kankakee High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.640.68
This chart display the diversity score of Kankakee High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Kankakee High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kankakee 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.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kankakee High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKankakee 111 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Kankakee High School is Avis Huff Student Support Service (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taft Primary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review Kankakee High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?