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South Elgin High School
  • Public
  • SOUTH ELGIN, IL

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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South Elgin High School is an above average, public school located in SOUTH ELGIN, IL. It has 2,719 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1130
424 responses
Average ACT
25
341 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$99,451
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,415
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$235,500
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 55 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 184 responses
  • Homecoming week
    24%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Band Send-offs
    10%
  • Pep rallys
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Marching Band events
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,719
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 65 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 65 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 65 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,863
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 77 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 77 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,054 / year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 81 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 81 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 81 responses

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