Sterling High School

  • Sterling High School serves 1,026 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Sterling High School operates within the Sterling Cusd 5 School District.
  • Sterling Cusd 5 School District's 74% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1026 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,026 students
Sterling High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Sterling High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Sterling High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Sterling High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Sterling High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
5%
Sterling High School Asian Students (1991-2011)
Hispanic
33%
25%
Sterling High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
3%
17%
Sterling High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
61%
49%
Sterling High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Sterling High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Sterling High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Sterling High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.52 0.31
Sterling High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
52%
Sterling High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
2%
Sterling High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

  • Sterling Cusd 5 School District's student population of 3,402 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,672 in this district is less than the state average of $16,005. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,890 is less than the state average of $14,988. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Sterling Cusd 5 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,402 753
Sterling Cusd 5 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 74% 88%
Sterling Cusd 5 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $37 MM $12 MM
Sterling Cusd 5 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $38 MM $11 MM
Sterling Cusd 5 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,672 $16,005
Sterling Cusd 5 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,890 $14,988
Sterling Cusd 5 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  • SterlingChalland Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 753 students
    0.2 miles
    1700 6th Ave
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)626-3300
    0.26-8753
  • SterlingJefferson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 390 students
    0.3 miles
    806 E Le Fevre Rd
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-6402
    0.3PK-2390
  • Sterling Lincoln Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 324 students
    0.8 miles
    1501 E 6th St
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-1449
    0.83-5324
  • SterlingWashington Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 402 students
    0.8 miles
    815 W Le Fevre Rd
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-2372
    0.83-5402
  • SterlingFranklin Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 483 students
    0.9 miles
    1510 E 25th St
    SterlingIL 61081
    (815)625-5755
    0.9PK-2483

School Reviews

2  12/5/2010
If you are looking at this school to bring your child to, here's some helpful advice: don't. This school is mostly run on an athletic mentality. The administration respects the student more and let them get away with more than what they should because they are in sports. The 'quality' of teachers is embarrassing; everyone of them that I've had complained about the pay and how they want to leave the school. There is hardly ANY parent involvement whatsoever. If you want parent involvement, go to Morrison. Whatever you do as the parent, don't bring your child to Sterling. Not even as a last resort.
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