Maine West High School

  • Maine West High School serves 1,995 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (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 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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 1,995 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,995 students
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Total Classroom Teachers131 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Maine West High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maine West High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. 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#1480 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
38%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
46%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Maine West High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.640.32
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Graduation Rate
91%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine West High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMaine Township HSD 207 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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