Senn High School

5900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Senn High School serves 1,660 students in grades 9-12.
Senn 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,660 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 30% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Senn High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Senn High School's student population of 1,660 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,660 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
107 teachers
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School Rankings

Senn High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Senn High School is 0.73, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1928 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
15%
5%
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Hispanic
40%
27%
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Black
26%
17%
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White
16%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
87%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
58%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Senn 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.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Senn High School's ranking?
Senn High School is ranked #1928 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Senn High School often compared to?
Senn High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Amundsen High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Senn High School?
The graduation rate of Senn High School is 87%, which is equal to the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Senn High School?
1,660 students attend Senn High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of Senn High School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are Black, 16% of students are White, 15% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Senn High School?
Senn High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Senn High School offer ?
Senn High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Senn High School part of?
Senn High School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,660 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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