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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Harlem School District No. 122 is a public school district located in Machesney Park, IL. It has 6,743 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Harlem School District No. 122...
Address
8605 N 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Telephone
(815) 654-4500
Website

Harlem School District No. 122 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1160
53 responses
Average ACT
25
115 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,743
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,718
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$90,388,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,043/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%

Harlem School District No. 122 Reviews

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Participating in Student Council had the greatest impact in my highschool career. It wasn’t the tests I spent time studying for or the lunch tables giggles I remember the most. It was the planning and organizing before and after school with my friends for homecoming, prom, toy drives, and father/daughter & mother/son dances. Spending time with the friends you’ll never forget are my fondest memories of highschool. It was just another nudge into my drive to help people and to have fun while doing it. The lessons I’ve learned from Student Council will stay with me for every fundraiser, party, or budget committee I am apart of. I have already used a few with my Officer Manager position, and I do not plan on stopping there.
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The diversity/School culture is average/terrible like yeah there are different races and cultures like there is a guy in my class who plays the ukulele and says a lot of things in spanish which we all get from his tone but there is no equal punishment for them. The black and latinos can curse and scream and blast their music but the white kids get yelled at by dropping a pen on the ground and not acquiring superspeed to pick it up. The teachers are very good overall. Very few just don't care and even fewer will give you a death stare if you ask a question and not on the team they teach. College Readiness is not a priority at all. Sure, they have the AP classes but they don't go by college standards of writing. They are more concerned with grades than teaching. Safety is as good as it can get without gluing all kids mouths shut because some are so hurt by words. My school is definitely more concerned with political correctness than actually providing a actually learning environment.
Harlem in comparison to Rockford is a really good school. When I switched to Harlem my grades and outlook on school dramaticly changed. But I would like to see more funding for the Arts. I had a terrible time in art class and didn't have a place where I could use my specific talent. I spent some time helping backstage for the fall play and I can see how disorganized and poorly funded the program is. But hey our Athletics are great! Because that is what's important to the ENTIRE student body.