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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Carl Sandburg High School is a top rated, public school located in Orland Park, IL. It has 3,003 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
13300 S La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
Telephone
(708) 671-3100
Website

Carl Sandburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
308 responses
Average ACT
27
548 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$59,426
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 271 responses
Report
  • Relay for Life, International Fest
    21%
  • Homecoming dances
    17%
  • Homecoming week
    15%
  • Athletic Events
    13%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,003
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.85 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.85 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.85 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,801
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.107 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.107 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.107 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,811/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.110 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.110 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.110 responses
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I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to attend Carl Sandburg. I tend to forget how much the school is doing to prepare me well for the college life. What I love about Sandburg is the bonds I've created with not only students, but teachers as well. I can proudly say that I can hug some teachers out of nowhere and not feel awkward! I've gotten very close to my past teachers and whenever I see them, it feels like seeing an old friend for the first time in awhile. Carl Sandburg has a lot to offer, but if I had to choose one thing, it would be without a doubt the teachers and their welcoming nature.
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Carl Sandburg is definitely one of the greatest public schools out there! I love the school environment & the amazing faculty! From school events, to a large assortment of clubs and sports, Sandburg made sure that there was something for everyone. Looking back, I think they were the reason for my success!
My experience at Carl Sandburg High School has been amazing! There are many opportunities to challenge yourself. Whether through sports, AP classes or clubs.