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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  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+
Deerfield High School is a top rated, public school located in Deerfield, IL. It has 1,622 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Deerfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
114 responses
Average ACT
29
593 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$144,229
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,890
National
$949
Median Home Value
$510,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • School Chest fundraiser, new cause annually.
    23%
  • Homecoming week/pep rally
    15%
  • Senior Year Taking Over Deerfield Square Football
    14%
  • It was the pep rally but it's been changing
    13%
  • Plays and Musicals
    7%
  • Stunts
    7%
  • Big rival sports games
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,622
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$113,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$37,090/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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My parents decided to move to Deerfield because they wanted the best school for their kids without the hefty cost of sending my brother and me to boarding school. Yes, Deerfield does have great academics, teachers, programs, facilities, activities, etc. however, it does lack culture which could impact your high school experience immensely. The classes I take are rigorous so there is not much free time left in my day to talk to friends. It is hard for many to make friends in high school if you are not popular or play sports because everyone is so overwhelmed with sporting events till 7 and staying up past 1 to finish homework. I chose not to take this path and focused more on my mental health since the "Deerfield Environment" kinda wrecks it. If you are looking for great academics, Deerfield High School would be a great option. If you are focused on sports or a social life, maybe this is not the best school for you.
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I think this school is really amazing for being really small. It builds a great community and there are many opportunists to explore. Although not perfect, it was a great place to all me to explore my interests and grow!
The school itself was amazing I was there for the education and trying to excel in the world. If I didn't go to this high school, I wouldn't have made the amazing connections I did and the amazing opportunities I was able to achieve from being in that school. I was able to find a new interest and also lead my school into many new championships for lacrosse. I was set up the first day to think about college during my freshman year. However, the reason I would give this school a three out of five stars because of the lack of diversity and that acknowledgment. There were a lot of questionable things that happened during y years at that school that made me feel unsafe and not wanted. There was a lack of acknowledgment and history, and the admission made it a point that it wasn't their responsibilities to take care of it. There were many times I would have to educate my professors about diversity and racial controversy.