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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Maine East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Park Ridge, IL. It has 1,853 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.

Maine East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1170
215 responses
Average ACT
26
236 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$102,416
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Median Home Value
$426,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
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  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Firelight Rally
    21%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Pep assembly
    14%
  • V-show
    11%
  • International Day
    5%
  • Soccer Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,853
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,924
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
$28,697/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Students at East are pretty welcoming. The school is quite diverse, and as a minority, seeing everyone at East makes me feel like I fit in at least a little bit. The teachers and staff always help students and keep them engaged. Not only are they great instructors, but they are also great friends! Students often have a casual conversation with staff during lunch or passing period. Facilities like the library and career center are also very useful. Students can get academic help from other students in the Math Resource Center and Writing Center. The fine arts area is also great! There's a lot of freedom in using practice rooms for musicians/performers and artists are welcome in the studio during their free period. My favorite part of East was participating in clubs! Again, students are super friendly and don't make you feel left out at all. Club activities are always fun and exciting, especially when events like homecoming week, V-Show, and international celebration start closing in!
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Maine East High school could be identified as one of the best schools in the Illinois. All the students here are very friendly and helpful. They're always ready to help each other out.
Teachers and all staff members are very helpful and work extremely hard towards every student's success. . There are many student resources to help such as academic learning center where we can seek help with every department tutor such as math, science and foreign language. There are many extra curricular activities for students to explore their interests .
One thing I like the most at my school is college readiness. From freshmen to Senior year our teachers and counselors emphasize us to think about our future goals. There is a Career college Resource Center where every student can stop by and ask any question related to their future goals and helps you to your way to college. It is safe and diverse where every student can find its way!
My experience at Maine East High School, as student there for the past 4 years have been very good. Maine East is built up with all different types of people such as people with different ethnic, cultural backgrounds. Everyone is different in their own way and Maine East does a good job by including everyone and making the school feel like a family. Everyone in the school is very supportive of each other and sees everyone's values. Maine East provides clubs, sports, etc for everyone. You can even start your own club if there isn't something that interests you. Having a school like Maine East has helped me come out of my shell and grow as a person.