Mather High School

  • Mather High School serves 1,471 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mather 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mather High School's student population of 1,471 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mather High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mather High School is 0.73, which is more 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#2880 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mather 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)
15%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
31%
5%
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Hispanic
36%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mather High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
11%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mather High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
21%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mather 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
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mather High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.730.67
This chart display the diversity score of Mather High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
94%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Mather High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mather 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.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mather 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 NameCity Of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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