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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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Deerfield High School Reviews
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.
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.