Waukegan school information

IndexWaukeganIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores15%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:118:116:1
Total public schools243,93879,221
Total private schools81,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Waukegan, IL educational system consists of 24 public schools, 8 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Waukegan public schools have average test scores of 15% which is 52% lower than than the Illinois average and 69% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Waukegan public schools is 22:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 68.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 66.0% have completed high school, 18.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Waukegan are 69% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Waukegan.
  • 68.2% of people in Waukegan have completed 8th grade.
  • 66.0% of people in Waukegan have completed high school.
  • 18.5% of people in Waukegan have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Waukegan

IndexWaukeganIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade68.2%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school66.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college41.9%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.0%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.5%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters5.9%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Waukegan (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Green Oaks, IL3,83276%53%
Lincolnshire, IL7,29174%51%
Lake Bluff, IL5,75872%45%
Bristol, WI4,95770%41%
North Barrington, IL2,97265%31%
Waukegan, IL88,15915%69%

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Waukegan, IL88,15915%69%
Source: The Waukegan, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.