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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
York Community High School is a top rated, public school located in Elmhurst, IL. It has 2,643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
355 W St Charles Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Telephone
(630) 617-2400

York Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1310
116 responses
Average ACT
29
520 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,671
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,446
National
$949
Median Home Value
$381,500
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
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 102 responses
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  • Homecoming Week!
    27%
  • Sports
    23%
  • Fine Arts Week
    20%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Different dances
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,643
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,141
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,650/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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York Community High School Reviews

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I had a great high school experience at York! I had so many great teachers that they outweigh some of the not so great teachers I've had. If you try and make an effort, your teachers will help you succeed. I also took advantage of some of the resources they had like the math lab. Elmhurst is a runner's town so cross country and track are the school's best sports. The football team isn't good though. If there's anything bad about this school, it is its huge drug problem but administration doesn't really do much about it.
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I thought that I was very lucky in terms of the opportunities I was offered at York Community High School. I was lucky to be able to join a wonderful gymnastics where I felt I could expand my strengths as a gymnast and also participate in four years of choir in our fine arts program. However, there were many flaws within individual departments. The math teachers, for the most part, were responsive to students and encouraged them and helped explain things in a way that everybody could understand. However, other teachers in other departments when talking about issues were extremely biased and it was clear only one viewpoint-theirs- was allowed in the classroom. This discouraged many students from learning the material when it was presented in judgement. Overall, I was able to further build my knowledge base at York and take some classes throughout the years that were specific to my interests, but the administration often posed problems for students.
York Community High School is a very large, well kept school. I am proud to be a student here because of the close community and the diversity. The teachers all excel in their areas of study and go well beyond to teach their students and give individual attention when needed. With such a large population of students, it is difficult for anyone to maintain order at all times, but at York all matters and handled seriously and effectively. Attending this school there are rewards for academic excellence and good behavior. One of my personal favorite parts of this school is the wide variety of classes to choose from and unique skills taken from each. There are also handfuls of clubs and sports to appeal to all student interests. With students from all kinds of backgrounds, there is the opportunity to open or join clubs that unite people with similar interests or cultures.