1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Sterling High School serves 1,044 students in grades 9-12.
Sterling 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 bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Sterling High School's student population of 1,044 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,044 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Sterling High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sterling High School is 0.56, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1811 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
35%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
57%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
87%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,044 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 30%)

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