2325 Brookside Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Waukegan High School serves 4,609 students in grades 9-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (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 12% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
4,609 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
280 teachers
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School Rankings

Waukegan High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Waukegan High School is 0.36, 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
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3246 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
79%
26%
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Black
13%
17%
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White
3%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.36
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
73%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Waukegan High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
45%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waukegan 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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
2  
You have room and opportunities to succeed if you want to. You don't experience or face violence unless you are the one causing it. That said, those who complain about it are the issue.
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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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 4,609 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 73% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.36 (Top 50%)

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