211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Young Magnet High School serves 2,157 students in grades 7-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Young Magnet High School ranks 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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
2,157 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
108 teachers
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School Rankings

Young Magnet High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Young Magnet High School is 0.77, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#4 out of 3655 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
5%
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Hispanic
30%
26%
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Black
21%
17%
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White
28%
48%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Young Magnet 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 (13-14)
8%
3%
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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 2,157 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.77 (Top 1%)

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