Young Magnet High School

  • Young Magnet High School serves 2,157 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90% (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 92% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Young Magnet High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Young Magnet High School's student population of 2,157 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 108 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students2,157 students
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Total Classroom Teachers108 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Young Magnet High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Young Magnet High School is 0.76, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#8 out of 3679 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Young Magnet 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)
92%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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Asian
16%
5%
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Hispanic
30%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Young Magnet High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
22%
17%
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White
29%
48%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Young Magnet High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.760.68
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Young Magnet 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 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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