Lake Zurich High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Type Public
 Phone (847)540-4959
 Location 300 Church St
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Charter School No

Lake Zurich 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 11th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Lake Zurich High School student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific5.5%110
Native American Indian1.2%23
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races1.7%34

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 7.1%

14.8% 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 Zurich High School students are largely wealthy and rank 48th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

10 out of 10

Rank: 19th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
Illinois Median87%
Hispanic60% to 79%*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American50% or more*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged85% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 65th in Illinois

Students at Lake Zurich High School scored an average 46% 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 11.1% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls30% to 34%*70% to 74%*
Boys25% to 29%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*60% to 79%*
Blackless than 50%*suppressed*
Hispanic20% or less*21% to 39%*
Multiracialsuppressed*50% or more*
White30% to 34%*62%
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Lake Zurich High School students in 2017 was 24.9. This indicates that the average student scores in the 73rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 102nd in Illinois

618 out of 979 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (63%). College admission testing participation is well above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 17% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 26th in Illinois

Lake Zurich High School offers 21 AP courses. 26 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 76% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Lake Zurich High School had 459 taking AP exams with a 412 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 90% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 26% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%

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 Students3.7%75
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%27


Lake Zurich High School
300 Church St
Lake Zurich, IL

10 out of 10 1


Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Lake Zurich, IL