Westinghouse High School

3223 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Westinghouse High School serves 1,192 students in grades 9-12.
Westinghouse High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (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 41% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Westinghouse High School's student population of 1,192 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,192 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

Westinghouse 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 Westinghouse 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1125 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
39%
26%
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Black
54%
17%
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White
2%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.68
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
12%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Westinghouse High School is Yccs-west Town Academy Alternative High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Morton Elementary Career Academy (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Morton Elementary Career Academy Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 310 students
    0.1 miles
    431 N Troy St
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (773) 534-6791
    0.1 PK-8 310
  • Chicago Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 434 students
    0.2 miles
    620 N Sawyer Ave
    Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 534-0820
    0.2 K-8 434
  • Chicago Yccs-west Town Academy Alternative High School Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 129 students
    0.2 miles
    500 N Sacramento Bvd
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 563-9044
    0.2 10-12 129
  • Chicago Beidler Elementary School Math: 4% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 444 students
    0.3 miles
    3151 W Walnut St
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (773) 534-6811
    0.3 PK-8 444
  • Chicago Learn Charter Excel Campus Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 450 students
    0.3 miles
    3021 W Carroll Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (773) 584-4300
    0.3 K-5 450

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