Prospect 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)718-5200
 Location 801 W Kensington Rd
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Charter School No

Prospect 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 6th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



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

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific6.4%139
Native American Indian0.1%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races3.5%76

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 5.3%

13.1% 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, Prospect High School students are largely wealthy and rank 36th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
7th Grade1
8th Grade1



Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 74th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students94%
Illinois Median87%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 30th in Illinois

Students at Prospect High School scored an average 52% 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 5.4% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*65% to 69%*
Boys45% to 49%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White45% to 49%*60% to 64%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*21% to 39%*
Limited English-suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Prospect High School students in 2017 was 25. This indicates that the average student scores in the 78th percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 95th in Illinois

691 out of 1,086 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (64%). College admission testing participation is well above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 16% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 49th in Illinois

Prospect High School offers 21 AP courses. 47 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Prospect High School had 912 taking AP exams with a 770 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 85% percentile and well above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 84% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 47% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 45%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

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 Students0%0
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%13


Prospect High School
801 W Kensington Rd
Mt Prospect, IL

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