Buffalo Grove High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Township High School District 214
Type Public
 Phone (847)718-4000
 Location 1100 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Charter School No

Buffalo Grove High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 17th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Buffalo Grove High School student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific8.6%164
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races3.6%69

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 15.5%

22.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Buffalo Grove High School students are largely upper income and rank 106th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 93rd in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students93%
Illinois Median87%
Hispanic80% to 84%*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 84%*
Limited English Proficiency70% to 79%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 58th in Illinois

Students at Buffalo Grove High School scored an average 48% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 10% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*40% to 44%*
Boys65% to 69%*30% to 34%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*50% to 59%*
Blacksuppressed*less than 50%*
Hispanic40% to 49%*11% to 19%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White65% to 69%*40% to 44%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*20% or less*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Buffalo Grove High School students in 2017 was 23.5. This indicates that the average student scores in the 68th percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 77th in Illinois

612 out of 940 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (65%). College admission testing participation is well above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 13% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 82nd in Illinois

Buffalo Grove High School offers 23 AP courses. 55 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Buffalo Grove High School had 805 taking AP exams with a 617 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 75% percentile and well above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 77% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 55% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 53%
AP Courses Offered 23

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%32
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.6%50


Buffalo Grove High School
1100 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL

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