Maine South High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Maine Township High School District 207
Type Public
 Phone (847)825-7711
 Location 1111 S Dee Rd
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Charter School No

Maine South High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and average AP course participation. It is ranked 57th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



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

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific3.6%84
Native American Indian0.4%9
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races2.1%49

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 1.7%

7.4% 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, Maine South High School students are largely wealthy and rank 11th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

7 out of 10

Rank: 176th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students91%
Illinois Median87%
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 128th in Illinois

Students at Maine South High School scored an average 38% 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 20.8% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls25% to 29%*55% to 59%*
Boys30% to 34%*40% to 44%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islanderless than 50%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic11% to 19%*30% to 39%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White30% to 34%*50%
With Disabilites10% or less*10% 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 Maine South High School students in 2017 was 24.5. This indicates that the average student scores in the 73rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 29th in Illinois

865 out of 1,178 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (73%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 6% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 40th in Illinois

Maine South High School offers 20 AP courses. 23 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 70% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Maine South High School had 504 taking AP exams with a 434 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 86% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 23% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%22
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 Students2.8%67
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2%49


Maine South High School
1111 S Dee Rd
Park Ridge, IL

10 out of 10 1


Maine Township High School District 207
Park Ridge, IL