Elgin school information

Average Test Scores24%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:118:116:1
Total public schools253,93879,221
Total private schools181,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools33067,963
The Elgin, IL educational system consists of 25 public schools, 18 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Elgin public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 25% lower than than the Illinois average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Elgin public schools is 20:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.8% have completed high school, 24.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Elgin are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Elgin.
  • 76.4% of people in Elgin have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.8% of people in Elgin have completed high school.
  • 24.3% of people in Elgin have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Elgin

Completed 8th grade76.4%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school74.8%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college52.8%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.5%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.3%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Barrington, IL4,76677%55%
Barrington Hills, IL3,57467%36%
Campton Hills, IL11,50066%34%
North Barrington, IL2,97265%31%
Schaumburg, IL74,36662%27%
Elgin, IL111,91924%52%

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Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
Westminster, CO111,77032%36%
Clearwater, FL111,74740%19%
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Costa Mesa, CA112,43938%22%
Elgin, IL111,91924%52%
Source: The Elgin, 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.