Waukegan High School

2325 Brookside Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085 | (847) 360-5621
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 4,263
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Dr Steven Hamlin
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 4,263
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 283.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 2,161 (50.7%)
  • Females: 2,047 (48.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 400 (9.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 2,212 (51.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 2,612 (61.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Waukegan High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.07%
Black87320.5%
Asian801.9%
Hispanic2,95069.2%
White3027.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Waukegan High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade1,32631.1%
10th Grade1,30830.7%
11th Grade88120.7%
12th Grade74817.5%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
School:
87.2%
District:
92.4%
State:
93.9%
Graduation Rate
School:
73.5%
District:
73.5%
State:
87.8%
Dropout Rate
School:
5.2%
District:
5.2%
State:
3.8%
Teacher Credentials (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Emergency or Provisional Credentials
School:
2.4%
District:
2.5%
State:
0.5%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Waukegan High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 17, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Maybe if you can direct their attention from their hoodies and cell phones to education we wouldn't have a problem but until then don't blame the students, blame the teachers and this school for not knowing how to direct their attention!
  • Reviewed by Student on October 29, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school really sucks. they are more worried about your hoodies or cell phones than your education!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Waukegan High School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on PSAE state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP Information (2010)
Making AYP For Reading Composite: No
Reading Composite Percentage
School:
24.1%
District:
58.1%
State:
74.4%
Making AYP For Math Composite: No
Math Composite Percentage
School:
23.3%
District:
71.7%
State:
80.5%
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
ACT Composite Score
School:
16.8
District:
16.8
ACT English Score
School:
15.4
District:
15.4
ACT Math Score
School:
17.1
District:
17.1
ACT Reading Score
School:
17.1
District:
17.1
ACT Science Score
School:
17.2
District:
17.2

PSAE - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201022.4%22.4%52.7%
200920.4%20.4%51.6%
200827.5%27.5%53.0%
 
Reading Test
201023.9%23.9%54.0%
200930.8%30.8%56.9%
200824.5%24.5%53.3%
 
Science Test
201021.5%21.5%52.4%
200922.0%22.0%50.5%
200823.9%23.9%51.2%
 
Source: IL Department of Education 2009-2010

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