Chicago Heights school information

IndexChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores16%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:118:116:1
Total public schools183,93879,221
Total private schools51,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Chicago Heights, IL educational system consists of 18 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Chicago Heights public schools have average test scores of 16% which is 50% lower than than the Illinois average and 68% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chicago Heights public schools is 15:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.3% have completed high school, 15.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chicago Heights are 68% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Chicago Heights.
  • 77.9% of people in Chicago Heights have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.3% of people in Chicago Heights have completed high school.
  • 15.8% of people in Chicago Heights have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chicago Heights

IndexChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade77.9%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school76.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.8%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.8%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters5.3%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Chicago Heights, 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.