Waukegan High School

2.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
  • Waukegan High School serves 4,609 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11% (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 15% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Waukegan 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Waukegan High School's student population of 4,609 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 280 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,609 students
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Total Classroom Teachers280 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waukegan High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Waukegan High School is 0.34, which is less 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#3226 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
80%
26%
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Black
14%
17%
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White
4%
48%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.340.67
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Graduation Rate
74%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaukegan CUSD 60 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
This school is horrible. If you want to constantly worry about your child's safety, then enroll them in Waukegan. The constant violence that is allowed in this facility is inappropriate. From the teachers and the administration being unprofessional is the reason why I stopped supporting this school. I went here and can honestly say I regret graduating from here; it is an embarrassment.
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5  
Great opportunity to succeed....if you want to!
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2  
The quality of the academics is only decent when the student is enrolled in the Honors classes of the College Studies Program. A ton of art, music, sports and other extracurricular activities are being cut because the school doesn't have enough money to pay for them. The facilities are shoddy. The level of parent involvement is pretty poor, aside from the athletics booster club.
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