St Charles North High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District St Charles CUSD 303
Type Public
 Phone (331)228-4400
 Location 255 Red Gate Rd
St Charles, IL 60175
Charter School No

St Charles North 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 33rd in the best public high schools in Illinois.



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

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific5.2%105
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races1.1%23

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 1.6%

6.9% 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, St Charles North High School students are largely wealthy and rank 10th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

10 out of 10

Rank: 10th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Illinois Median87%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 61st in Illinois

Students at St Charles North High School scored an average 48% 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 10.5% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35% to 39%*65% to 69%*
Boys35% to 39%*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%*50% or more*
Hispanic20% or less*20% or less*
Multiracialsuppressed*50% or more*
White40% to 44%*58%
With Disabilites11% to 19%*11% to 19%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for St Charles North High School students in 2017 was 24.3. This indicates that the average student scores in the 73rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

2 out of 10

Rank: 490th in Illinois

469 out of 1,026 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (46%). College admission testing participation is well below the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the bottom 21% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 72nd in Illinois

St Charles North High School offers 22 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 72% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. St Charles North High School had 492 taking AP exams with a 388 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 79% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 21%
AP Courses Offered 22

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%9
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 Students0.1%2
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%35


St Charles North High School
255 Red Gate Rd
St Charles, IL

10 out of 10 1


St Charles CUSD 303
St Charles, IL