York Comm High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Elmhurst School District 205
Type Public
 Phone (630)617-2400
 Location 355 W Saint Charles Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Charter School No

York Comm 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 30th in the best public high schools in Illinois.



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

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific5.2%141
Native American Indian0%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races2.5%68

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 7.7%

15.4% 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, York Comm High School students are largely wealthy and rank 52nd in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 74th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students94%
Illinois Median87%
Black80% or more*
Hispanic75% to 79%*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 84%*
Limited English Proficiency40% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 128th in Illinois

Students at York Comm 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
Girls30% to 34%*59%
Boys25% to 29%*39%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander21% to 39%*60% to 69%*
Blackless than 50%*20% or less*
Hispanic20% to 29%*20% to 24%*
Multiracialless than 50%*60% to 79%*
White25% to 29%*53%
With Disabilites11% to 19%*20% to 24%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for York Comm 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

8 out of 10

Rank: 84th in Illinois

856 out of 1,325 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (65%). College admission testing participation is well above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 14% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 22nd in Illinois

York Comm High School offers 24 AP courses. 31 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 85% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. York Comm High School had 764 taking AP exams with a 694 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 91% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 31% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 24

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%6
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%6

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%33
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%62


York Comm High School
355 W Saint Charles Rd
Elmhurst, IL

10 out of 10 1


Elmhurst School District 205
Elmhurst, IL