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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Rolling Meadows High School is a top rated, public school located in Rolling Meadows, IL. It has 1,925 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
2901 Central Rd
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Telephone
(847) 718-5600
Website

Rolling Meadows High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
181 responses
Average ACT
27
350 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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
$65,173
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,269
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 171 responses
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  • Football games
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Variety Show
    12%
  • Senior sleep out
    11%
  • Orchesis Show
    8%

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,925
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,394
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$25,256/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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Rolling Meadows is an overall great school. With challenging academics, friendly staff, and inclusive students, my experience here has been really fun. The diversity we have is also really great!
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Rolling Meadows High School was one of the first places where I felt free to explore my educational and social settings. Like almost any high school, there were teachers who were passionate about their jobs and sharing their dedication to learning and development with students, just as there were teachers who displayed far less passion on a daily basis. Luckily, the former group far outranked the latter, and as a student, I was similarly inspired by staff to think more deeply, question what needed to be questioned, and push for more personal and group success. The school also offered numerous after-school activities to connect with students, although often I noticed students, including myself, feel pressure to join as many extracurriculars as possible not because of total enjoyment of the subject but to stand out during college admissions, which often lead to more stress and scheduling difficulties that were in the end largely unnecessary.
Overall, I had a great experience at Rolling Meadows High School. I involved myself in many things and was always busy. I took AP classes, participated in sports, and took part in class council and NHS. All the teachers I had were caring, passionate, and always willing to help. Because of the classes I was in and the teachers I had, I felt like I was prepared academically for college. I do think though that they could have done a better job of preparing us for what college is… the experiences and responsibilities that come along with living away from home. It’s something that most seniors don’t want to hear about because it is a waste of time; however, I think it would have been beneficial to get some more alumni in who were willing to share their different experiences on multiple occasions. They did it once a couple months before we graduated but I would have loved to have had more personal connections with some alumni while being at the high school.