Lake Forest High School

  • Lake Forest High School serves 1,677 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (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 80% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lake Forest High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Lake Forest High School's student population of 1,677 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,677 students
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Total Classroom Teachers126 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lake Forest 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 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lake Forest High School is 0.21, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#57 out of 3679 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lake Forest 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lake Forest 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Lake Forest High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lake Forest High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
89%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lake Forest High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 Lake Forest High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.210.67
This chart display the diversity score of Lake Forest High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Lake Forest High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lake Forest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLake Forest CHSD 115 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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