West Chicago school information

IndexWest ChicagoIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores23%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:118:116:1
Total public schools103,93879,221
Total private schools31,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The West Chicago, IL educational system consists of 10 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. West Chicago public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 25% lower than than the Illinois average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Chicago public schools is 18:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 68.2% have completed high school, 24.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in West Chicago are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in West Chicago.
  • 71.5% of people in West Chicago have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.2% of people in West Chicago have completed high school.
  • 24.8% of people in West Chicago have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Chicago

IndexWest ChicagoIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade71.5%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school68.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college46.0%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.5%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.8%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.1%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oak Brook, IL7,98878%59%
South Barrington, IL4,76677%55%
Clarendon Hills, IL8,64169%41%
Campton Hills, IL11,50066%34%
Schaumburg, IL74,36662%27%
West Chicago, IL27,42023%52%

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Cornelius, NC27,42666%34%
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Jeffersontown, KY27,39551%3%
West Chicago, IL27,42023%52%
Source: The West Chicago, 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.