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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Harlem School District No. 122 is a public school district located in Machesney Park, IL. It has 6,544 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.

Harlem School District No. 122 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1140
113 responses
Average ACT
25
129 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,544
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,718
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$90,388,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,789/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$60,353
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,400
National
$184,700

Harlem School District No. 122 Reviews

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Harlem’s theatre program was what truly made my highschool experience. However i believe that there could be more work done to improve the quality of education for performing arts students. All in all if harlem wants to be different from other highschools, focusing on there arts programs as much as their sports programs would make harlem a more inclusive place for every future student.
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My experience at Harlem was definitley a memorable one. I’ve managed to maintain good grades because the teaching staff is very passionate about their students. They want to make sure that the students are getting as much education, experience, and preparation for college as possible. One problem I do have In the school environment are some of the students. I have witnessed many fights and injuries caused by drama from the students. With that being said I feel like we need to be more educated on nonviolence. My favorite part about Harlem would be the athletic program that they have. The athletic director in the coaching staff makes it there priority to train their athletes to be the best that they can possibly can be. They put so much time, dedication, and passion in order to be there for the athletes just how the teachers put so much time, dedication, and passion in order for their students to be the best that they can be.
I believe that Harlem overall is a very good school to be apart of. I believe that the staff does a great job of making sure that all students succeed and encourage all of us to be the best version of ourselves to accomplish anything we may set our minds to. However, I think that sometimes they lose track of what is truly important and draw their attention to less important issues, such as how many holes are in a pair of jeans being worn by a student. Aside from that, the Harlem community is very welcoming and positive.