Senn High School

  • Senn High School serves 1,411 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (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 30% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) 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 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Senn High School's student population of 1,411 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Senn High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Senn High School is 0.70, 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#2083 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Senn 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)
30%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Senn 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 Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
17%
5%
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Hispanic
44%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Senn High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
27%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Senn High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
10%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Senn 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
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Senn 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 Senn High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.700.67
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Senn 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 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.
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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