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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 1,633 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.
Address
1959 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Telephone
(224) 632-3000
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Deerfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1340
99 responses
Average ACT
29
547 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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$142,621
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,768
National
$949
Median Home Value
$505,500
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.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • School Chest fundraiser, new cause annually.
    25%
  • It was the pep rally but it's been changing
    16%
  • Homecoming week/pep rally
    16%
  • Senior Year Taking Over Deerfield Square Football
    13%
  • Stunts
    5%
  • Plays and Musicals
    5%
  • Specific club and activity traditions
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,633
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 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.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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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.
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Deerfield High School provides excellent education, resources and activities for all its students! The school goes above and beyond to give each and every student a successful high school experience.
The school is located in an affluent area with very little crime, so many of the teachers and faculty are the type of upstanding citizens you would want in your community. There are many sports, art, and musical programs all of which are invested heavily into. Every January there is a month long School Chest event, which donates all proceeds towards a specific charity or foundation chosen by the students who vote amongst different candidates. The month long event contains special food events, fundraisers, and fun raffles, for example the teacher raffle where students can bid money towards an assortment of teachers that all have their own prize for the highest bidder, like a special dinner or something along those lines. Every year I attended the school raised around 200,000 dollars per year for school chest which was amazing to be a part of.