Maine West High School

1755 S Wolf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Maine West High School serves 2,059 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (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 38% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Maine West High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Maine West High School's student population of 2,059 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 130 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,059 students
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Total Classroom Teachers130 teachers
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School Comparison

Maine West High School is ranked within the top 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 Maine West High School 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
#1302 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
38%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
45%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.68
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Graduation Rate
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
25%
27%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMaine Township HSD 207 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Maine West High School is North Cook Young Adult Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Algonquin Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plainfield Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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