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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Community High School District No. 218 is an above average, public school district located in Oak Lawn, IL. It has 5,399 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
10701 Kilpatrick Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Community High School District No. 218 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
558 responses
Average ACT
24
581 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,399
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,217
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$26,381/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$62,455
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Median Home Value
$194,300
National
$184,700

Community High School District No. 218 Reviews

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i go to harold l. richards high school. I got comfortable there quickly, took honors and ap for a challenge and it wasn’t bad. there’s a those few teachers who make highschool life harder than it should be for anyone. but there are also some amazing teachers who actually seem passionate about there teaching and care for the students. in my last years of school there has been a death in both years. my freshman year (last year) a classmate got hit by a car in which was a drunk driver and it hurt people like her freinds and even people who didn’t know the girl. my current sophmore year last semster a student took his life which had taken a toll on the whole school. it’s been an intresting two years but i plan on spending my junior year as my last year, focused on school and hopefully graduating early to move on into my career!
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Overall, my experience at Shepard High school was a good one. Like anywhere there are teachers willing to go above and beyond for their students and some that are not as available. I had the opportunity to stay after class when needed for some classes, for extra help and mentoring. For those classes where this was not available, the school offers free tutoring which I took advantage of, as well. The school is very diverse and there is a place for almost all students. There are also many extracurricular activities for students to choose from which makes it easy to be engaged and make new friends. I will miss the high school setting and the friends that I have made at Shepard. I am excited though, at what awaits me in my future. I look forward to the college experience and where it will take me in life.
Richards High School is a very diverse high school giving me exposure to many different ethnic and cultural experiences. I played volleyball all four years and the coaching staff is very good and recommended the club opportunity for me which lead to a volleyball scholarship opportunity at Trinity Christian College. I had the opportunity to enroll in advanced academic classes that are offered giving me the opportunity to raise my GPA above 4.0. The sporting events are very popular and attended by many students who attend to support our teams.