South Elgin High School

760 E Main St
South Elgin, IL 60177
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
South Elgin High School serves 2,673 students in grades 9-12.
South Elgin High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

South Elgin High School's student population of 2,673 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 140 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
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School Comparison

South Elgin High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Elgin High School is 0.65, which is less 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1634 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
5%
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Hispanic
29%
26%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
51%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.68
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Graduation Rate
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District U-46 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Elgin High School is Central School Program (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kenyon Woods Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clinton Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Elgin Kenyon Woods Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 1,041 student
    0.4 miles
    1515 Raymond St
    South Elgin, IL 60177
    (847) 289-6685
    0.4 7-8 1,041
  • South Elgin Clinton Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 463 students
    0.5 miles
    770 Mill St
    South Elgin, IL 60177
    (847) 888-7045
    0.5 K-6 463
  • South Elgin Willard Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 324 students
    1.1 miles
    370 W Spring St
    South Elgin, IL 60177
    (847) 888-5275
    1.1 K-6 324
  • Elgin Garfield Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 326 students
    1.7 miles
    420 May St
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (847) 888-5192
    1.7 K-6 326
  • Elgin Huff Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 6%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 635 students
    1.7 miles
    801 Hastings St
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (847) 888-5285
    1.7 PK-6 635

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