Young Magnet High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 7th grade to 12th grade
School District City of Chicago School District 299
Type Public
 Phone (773)534-7500
 Location 211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
Charter School No

Young Magnet 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 9th in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Racial Demographics

The Young Magnet High School student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific14.9%328
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races3.6%79

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Lower 48.6%

43.4% 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, Young Magnet High School students are largely middle income and rank 355th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
7th Grade126
8th Grade122


Graduation Rate
99% or more*
Rank in Illinois
10 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
Illinois Median87%
White95% or more*
Black95% or more*
Hispanic95% or more*
Asian Pacific95% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged95% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in Illinois
10 out of 10

Students at Young Magnet High School scored an average 87% 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 1.2% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*80% to 84%*
Boys90% or more*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian.%.%
Asian & Pacific Islander90% or more*90% or more*
Black80% or more*70% to 79%*
Hispanic80% to 89%*75% to 79%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White90% or more*80% to 89%*
With Disabilitessuppressed*50% or more*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Young Magnet High School students in 2017 was 28. This indicates that the average student scores in the 88th percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in Illinois
2 out of 10

470 out of 1,022 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

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in Illinois
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Young Magnet High School offers 20 AP courses. 44 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Young Magnet High School had 861 taking AP exams with a 760 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 90% percentile and well above the Illinois state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 88% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 44% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 32%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 43%
AP Courses Offered 20

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

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 Students1.6%36
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4


Young Magnet High School
211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL

10 out of 10 1


City of Chicago School District 299
Chicago, IL