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Lake Forest High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,674
Best High School in Illinois
#22
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Lake Forest Community High School District 115
Type Public
 Phone (847)234-3600
 Location 1285 N McKinley Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Charter School No

Lake Forest 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 22nd in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Demographics

Race

The Lake Forest High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Asian Pacific population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White90.7%1,519
Black1.1%19
Hispanic3.2%53
Asian Pacific3.3%56
Native American Indian0.1%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races1.4%24

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 0.6%

3.5% 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, Lake Forest High School students are largely wealthy and rank 3rd in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman428
Sophomore437
Junior428
Senior381
Total1,674

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
92%

8 out of 10

Rank: 149th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students92%
Illinois Median87%
Percentile84%
White92%
Blacksuppressed*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged50% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 90th in Illinois

Students at Lake Forest High School scored an average 42% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 13.9% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls20% or less*70% to 74%*
Boys20% to 29%*55% to 59%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander.%suppressed*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White11% to 19%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score
26.3

The average ACT score for Lake Forest High School students in 2017 was 26.3. This indicates that the average student scores in the 82nd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 11th in Illinois

782 out of 809 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (97%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 52% and in the top 2% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 6th in Illinois

Lake Forest High School offers 20 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 80% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Lake Forest High School had 368 taking AP exams with a 360 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the state median of 56 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 98% 56%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.5%9
Boys0.8%7
Girls0.2%2
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.4%6
Boys0.5%4
Girls0.2%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%24
Boys2.6%22
Girls0.2%2
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.8%14
Boys1.1%9
Girls0.6%5

Location

Lake Forest High School
1285 N McKinley Rd
Lake Forest, IL
60045
(847)234-3600

10 out of 10 1

District

Lake Forest Community High School District 115
Lake Forest, IL