Westinghouse High School

  • Westinghouse High School serves 1,151 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Westinghouse High School's student population of 1,151 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,151 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westinghouse High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westinghouse High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#288 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Westinghouse High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Westinghouse High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
40%
26%
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Black
53%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Westinghouse High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
2%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Westinghouse High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Westinghouse High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Westinghouse High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.560.32
This chart display the diversity score of Westinghouse High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate≥99%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Westinghouse High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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