Niles West High School

  • Niles West High School serves 2,485 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (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 56% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Niles West High School's student population of 2,485 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 175 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers175 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Niles West High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Niles West High School is 0.66, 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#1585 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Niles West 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)
56%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Niles West 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 Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
33%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Niles West High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
17%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Niles West High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Niles West High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
45%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Niles West 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%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Niles West High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Niles West High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.660.67
This chart display the diversity score of Niles West 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%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Niles West 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 Niles 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 NameNiles Twp HSD 219 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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