Waukegan High School



Waukegan High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Waukegan 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 1224
10 1148
11 1140
12 1050

Waukegan High School is a public high school of the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 located in Waukegan, IL. It has 4,562 students in grades 9th through 12th. Waukegan High School is the 4th largest public high school in Illinois and the 21st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.7 to 1.

Total Students: 4,562
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 290

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Waukegan High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 2,361
(52%)
2,361
(52%)
 Female 2,201
(48%)
2,201
(48%)

Waukegan High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 3,544
(78%)
3,544
(78%)
 Black 640
(14%)
640
(14%)
 White 199
(4%)
199
(4%)
 Two or More 79
(2%)
79
(2%)
 Asian 68
(1%)
68
(1%)
 American Indian 19
(0%)
19
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 13
(0%)
13
(0%)

Waukegan High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 2,414
(53%)
2,414
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 2,148
(47%)
2,148
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Waukegan High School is ranked 10th out of 854 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Waukegan High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.1%) 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.

Waukegan High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2791
2006 4158
2007 4251
2008 4261
2009 4208
2010 4277
2011 4293
2012 4373
2013 4389
2014 4476
2015 4562

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 20
2007 21.7
2008 16.6
2009 14.9
2010 15.2
2011 15.1
2012 14.5
2013 17.8
2014 20.8
2015 15.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.56610533858832
2006 0.65319865319865
2007 0.49235474006116
2008 0.54494250176015
2009 0.62072243346008
2010 0.59504325461772
2011 0.66480316794782
2012
2013 0.61244019138756
2014 0.62622877569258
2015 0.47084612012275

Compare Waukegan High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,570.0% 15.7:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.4%
 
This School 47.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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