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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Maine East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Park Ridge, IL. It has 1,917 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
2601 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Telephone
(847) 825-4484

Maine East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1160
112 responses
Average ACT
26
223 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$92,474
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Median Home Value
$397,400
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Firelight Rally
    23%
  • Spirit week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Pep assembly
    15%
  • V-show
    11%
  • Soccer Games
    5%
  • International Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,917
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,924
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$23,353/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Maine East is one of the most diverse high schools in Illinois! Every time I walk through the hallways, I hear multiple languages being spoken. I learned so much about culture and acceptance from my friends and fellow students, rather than history books or lectures from teachers. Maine East seems to get a bad rep from the other nearby schools since we're different (diverse). While students from other schools may be less tolerant of diversity, I am proud to be a Maine East student and soon alumni! Maine East teaches students more about the real world, which include encounters with different cultures and ethnicity, better than any other nearby school.
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Maine East High School has been ranked Top 5 in Illinois for Diversity. I'm very proud of our school. Teachers/counselors are eager to help and challenge us constantly. Teachers have been preparing us for our college careers, starting my Freshman year. Overall, I highly recommend Maine East High School!
What I love about Maine East is the diversity. Diversity is extremely helpful when it comes to building relationships and communicating with other people. Diversity has definitely been an advantage to me. I have learned how to interact with all people, no matter their race or ethnicity. Something Maine East needs to improve is its security. Some doors are left open all the time which I think should be changed. To ensure student safety, I think that more school officers are necessary and doors should remain locked.