Sterling High School



Sterling High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sterling High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 304
10 262
11 219
12 280

Sterling High School is a public high school of the Sterling Community Unit School District 5 located in Sterling, IL. It has 1,065 students in grades 9th through 12th. Sterling High School is the 216th largest public high school in Illinois and the 5,557th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,065
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 52.25
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,557th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 216th out of 869
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 783rd out of 828
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 256th out of 828

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Sterling High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 555
(52%)
555
(52%)
 Female 510
(48%)
510
(48%)

Sterling High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 606
(57%)
606
(57%)
 Hispanic 371
(35%)
371
(35%)
 Black 42
(4%)
42
(4%)
 Two or More 34
(3%)
34
(3%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
8
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Sterling High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 562
(53%)
562
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 455
(43%)
455
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 48
(5%)
48
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Sterling High School is ranked 189th out of 854 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Sterling High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Sterling High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1064
2006 992
2007 932
2008 952
2009 915
2010 1009
2011 1018
2012 1035
2013 1029
2014 1026
2015 1065

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.1
2006 16
2007 18.6
2008 14.9
2009 14.8
2010 17.3
2011 17.5
2012 37.1
2013 18.1
2014 19.4
2015 20.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29981203007519
2006 0.30645161290323
2007 0.34656652360515
2008 0.40441176470588
2009 0.43934426229508
2010 0.42021803766105
2011 0.43123772102161
2012 0.49371980676329
2013 0.4868804664723
2014 0.48440545808967
2015 0.47230046948357

Compare Sterling High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,040.0% 20.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.4%
 
This School 47.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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