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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
St. Laurence High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Burbank, IL. It has 650 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $10,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 85% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid
$2,000

St. Laurence High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1170
12 responses
Average ACT
25
121 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Mother/Son Dance
    21%
  • STEM Week
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Turkey Bowl
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
650
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
High
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$59,912
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,100
National
$184,700
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St. Laurence High School Reviews

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When I first entered Saint Laurence, the school was just starting to become coed. All classes were single-gendered and the faculty was not used to having females around. However, the school did a really good job adapting. My experience as a whole is a positive one. Saint Laurence is a STEM school which meant that the curriculum is different from my previous school. Many of the girls struggled in the beginning. The teachers listened to our concerns and adjusted their teaching styles to help accommodate all female students. Not only did the school help us with our academics, they also looked for the best coaches to start the sports program. As anyone can see, female sports at Saint Laurence has been getting better every single year. The only change I would implement would be to allow females to at least have a hair tie. I understand that the rule is in place for equality since the males are not allowed to wear anything on their wrists either.
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Having graduated St. Laurence in the early 2000s and having gone back there for numerous alumni outings, I have seen a tremendous positive change in the academics, facilities, and sports programs. St. Laurence seems to have grasped the concept of a 21st century education with their innovative STEM curriculum. The building overall looks to be transformed into a 21st century academic setting with SMART Touch Boards, 1:1 iPads, and state of the art classroom seating. The sports programs have progressed to the point where all are competitive on a year in and year out basis, especially football and baseball. When my son and daughter are old enough they will become Vikings!
St. Laurence did what I think it needed as a High School, but not much more. While the school does a great job of keeping its students involved in their community and in the school’s community, its academics often seem to lack. They don’t give the students a lot of choice in the level academics they are placed in, with required AP classes for students in “high tiers” and no way to move out of those high tiers. Students in lower tiers can move up, but when they do, they are often thrown into classes they are unprepared for do to having missed a class they were meant to take first. The biggest issue with St. Laurence, however, is its complete loyalty to its sports programs. The arts have only recently begun to develop at the school, but they hardly get any administrative attention compared to the sports. Sports players are often able to get away with breaking rules and failing grades simply because the school doesn’t want to lose their best players.