Carl Sandburg High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Cons High School District 230
Type Public
 Phone (708)671-3100
 Location 13300 S La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462
Charter School No

Carl Sandburg 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 56th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Carl Sandburg High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific5%161
Native American Indian0.1%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races2.1%69

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 10.1%

17.4% 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, Carl Sandburg High School students are largely upper income and rank 69th 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%
Black80% to 89%*
Hispanic90% to 94%*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged85% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency80% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 57th in Illinois

Students at Carl Sandburg High School scored an average 49% 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 9.9% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 59%*80% to 89%*
Black21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*35% to 39%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
With Disabilites6% to 9%*10% to 14%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Carl Sandburg High School students in 2017 was 22.6. This indicates that the average student scores in the 63rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

1 out of 10

Rank: 578th in Illinois

639 out of 1,686 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (38%). College admission testing participation is significantly lower than the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the bottom 7% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 75th in Illinois

Carl Sandburg High School offers 21 AP courses. 30 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 83% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Carl Sandburg High School had 693 taking AP exams with a 543 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 78% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 30% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 27%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate34%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate39%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate29%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4%132
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.1%104


Carl Sandburg High School
13300 S La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL

10 out of 10 1


Cons High School District 230
Orland Park, IL