A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Summary:

A B Shepard High School (Campus) is a public high school located in Palos Heights, Illinois, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,973 students. The school is part of the Chsd 218 district, which is ranked 536 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

A B Shepard High School has a relatively diverse student population, with 41.31% White, 22.4% African American, and 32.39% Hispanic students. Academically, the school's performance on standardized tests is generally lower than the state average but higher than the district average. For example, 19.6% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in SAT Mathematics, compared to the state average of 26.7% and the district average of 14.4%. The school's four-year graduation rate of 84.9% is lower than the state average but higher than some nearby schools, such as DD Eisenhower High School (77.3%). However, A B Shepard High School has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 32.3%, which is higher than the state average and most nearby schools.

Compared to other schools in the district, A B Shepard High School generally performs better academically and has higher graduation rates, but it has a higher chronic absenteeism rate and a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. When compared to schools in other districts, such as Oak Lawn Community High School and Carl Sandburg High School, A B Shepard High School lags behind in academic performance, graduation rates, and chronic absenteeism. However, the school stands out in its performance for English Language Learner and Special Education students, as well as its relatively strong outcomes for Hispanic and African American students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 13049 S Ridgeland Ave
       Palos Heights, IL  60463-2625


(708) 371-1111

District: Chsd 218

SchoolDigger Rank:
280th of 699 Illinois High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,830 Help


Feeder schools for A B Shepard High School (Campus):

Elementary:    George Washington Elementary School
    Lawn Manor School
    Lincoln Elementary School
    Meadow Lane School
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Middle:    Everett F Kerr Middle School
    Hamlin Upper Grade Center
    Veterans Memorial Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  1,973

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.3%
Hispanic:
32.4%
African American:
22.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details A B Shepard High School (Campus) ranks better than 59.9% of high schools in Illinois. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Chsd 218 School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.58. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of A B Shepard High School (Campus) freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details A B Shepard High School (Campus) has the largest high school student body size in the Chsd 218 School District. Student population at A B Shepard High School (Campus) is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.3%), Hispanic (32.4%), African American (22.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at A B Shepard High School (Campus) is 15.8, which is the highest among 4 high schools in the Chsd 218 School District! (See more...)
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Compare A B Shepard High School (Campus) employs 124.6 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at A B Shepard High School (Campus) is $22,830. 2 high schools in the Chsd 218 School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

A B Shepard High School (Campus):

SchoolDigger ranks A B Shepard High School (Campus) 280th of 699 Illinois public high schools. (See A B Shepard High School (Campus) in the ranking list.)

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Chsd 218:

SchoolDigger ranks Chsd 218 536th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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Rank History for all students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 48.53 352nd 586 39.9%
2004 57.29 272nd 592 54.1%
2005 54.80 307th 590 48.0%
2006 55.91 301st 596 49.5%
2007 53.19 331st 612 45.9%
2008 49.71 365th 624 41.5%
2009 51.41 350th 632 44.6%
2010 37.22 467th 643 27.4%
2011 41.99 428th 655 34.7%
2012 41.30 451st 665 32.2%
2013 37.40 460th 670 31.3%
2014 44.61 413th 670 38.4%
2015 62.54 192nd 614 68.7%
2016 41.11 385th 643 40.1%
2017 47.42 340th 642 47.0%
2018 45.15 359th 647 44.5%
2019 50.79 326th 701 53.5%
2021 49.57 302nd 688 56.1%
2022 54.25 300th 699 57.1%
2023 54.58 280th 699 59.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.15 114th 160 28.8%
2022 31.06 116th 170 31.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.39 126th 151 16.6%
2019 51.54 51st 183 72.1%
2021 32.79 86th 189 54.5%
2022 92.71 7th 205 96.6%
2023 73.07 25th 217 88.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.23 248th 374 33.7%
2019 35.77 254th 473 46.3%
2021 43.12 187th 453 58.7%
2022 50.80 140th 493 71.6%
2023 75.23 80th 476 83.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.58 283rd 585 51.6%
2019 59.82 196th 639 69.3%
2021 53.72 220th 611 64.0%
2022 63.98 170th 626 72.8%
2023 66.51 152nd 644 76.4%
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Rank History for Female students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.80 345th 620 44.4%
2019 52.15 313th 665 52.9%
2021 52.89 262nd 639 59.0%
2022 55.14 273rd 658 58.5%
2023 57.11 259th 656 60.5%
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Rank History for Male students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.22 365th 619 41.0%
2019 47.62 330th 675 51.1%
2021 42.85 343rd 653 47.5%
2022 50.78 315th 664 52.6%
2023 50.36 310th 668 53.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.46 104th 130 20.0%
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Rank History for African American students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.07 124th 253 51.0%
2019 43.08 133rd 299 55.5%
2021 38.94 142nd 281 49.5%
2022 39.06 152nd 294 48.3%
2023 53.89 97th 301 67.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.06 146th 291 49.8%
2019 46.50 142nd 317 55.2%
2021 60.20 88th 317 72.2%
2022 61.38 97th 335 71.0%
2023 62.39 90th 333 73.0%
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Rank History for White students at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.31 199th 548 63.7%
2019 64.16 167th 552 69.7%
2021 55.34 207th 553 62.6%
2022 62.27 173rd 560 69.1%
2023 52.71 229th 557 58.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

A B Shepard High School (Campus) Test Scores
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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Open Quote Although scores are quite low on average, ABS offers a sufficient learning experience for those who are in the Honors/AP Track and are willing to put in the work that they are supposed to. There is a great faculty base for these students and Shepard contains multiple classes and teachers that consistently produce an extremely large number of 4/5's on their respective AP tests. For the last few years, the curriculum has been investigated and revised in order to prepare students much more fully then in years past. Close Quote



Enrollment information for A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1277 149 65 13 10 n/a n/a 0 1514
1989 1196 263 21 25 1 n/a n/a 0 1506
1990 1124 309 5 24 n/a n/a n/a 0 1462
1991 1139 366 9 26 2 n/a n/a 0 1542
1992 1185 370 15 37 3 n/a n/a 0 1610
1993 1302 372 25 45 6 n/a n/a 0 1750
1994 1304 373 30 45 9 n/a n/a 0 1761
1995 1306 390 28 66 7 n/a n/a 0 1797
1996 1306 390 28 66 7 n/a n/a 0 1797
1997 1347 395 29 70 11 n/a n/a 0 1852
1998 1264 366 30 72 12 n/a n/a 0 1744
1999 1213 327 21 81 10 n/a n/a 0 1652
2000 1259 340 25 85 8 n/a n/a 0 1717
2001 1214 358 23 85 5 n/a n/a 0 1685
2002 1269 382 24 101 6 n/a n/a 0 1782
2003 1269 382 24 101 6 n/a n/a 0 1782
2004 1259 363 22 117 1 n/a n/a 0 1762
2005 1267 369 21 131 3 n/a n/a 0 1791
2006 1256 383 24 151 9 n/a n/a 1 1824
2007 1228 406 22 166 8 n/a n/a 10 1840
2008 1225 433 19 192 13 n/a n/a 26 1908
2009 1259 478 30 216 12 n/a n/a 41 2036
2010 1172 467 23 234 10 n/a n/a 53 1959
2011 1144 475 68 247 14 0 8 0 1956
2012 1065 484 57 230 11 1 11 0 1859
2013 957 416 44 250 10 1 15 0 1693
2014 1027 460 34 258 8 4 23 0 1814
2015 974 440 22 287 5 5 29 0 1762
2016 897 456 19 357 3 4 32 0 1768
2017 849 419 24 396 0 1 35 0 1724
2018 797 426 26 457 0 0 38 0 1744
2019 743 440 26 502 1 0 41 0 1753
2020 752 420 23 541 0 0 43 0 1779
2021 805 427 20 581 2 0 51 0 1886
2022 782 406 26 650 2 0 44 0 1910
2023 815 442 22 639 4 0 51 0 1973

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1514 76.8 19.7 n/a
1989 1506 87.6 17.1 n/a
1990 1462 89.9 16.2 n/a
1991 1542 91.0 16.9 n/a
1992 1610 101.0 15.9 n/a
1993 1750 118.0 14.8 n/a
1994 1761 108.0 16.3 n/a
1995 1797 103.2 17.4 n/a
1996 1797 103.2 17.4 n/a
1997 1852 97.0 19.1 n/a
1998 1744 92.0 19.0 n/a
1999 1652 93.0 17.8 n/a
2000 1717 92.0 18.7 n/a
2001 1685 88.0 19.1 n/a
2002 1782 96.3 18.5 23.5
2003 1782 96.3 18.5 23.5
2004 1762 91.8 19.2 23.6
2005 1791 95.0 18.9 29.9
2006 1824 93.4 19.5 28.7
2007 1840 85.0 21.6 26.2
2008 1908 82.0 23.3 33
2009 2036 108.0 18.9 35.6
2010 1959 113.9 17.2 40.3
2011 1956 113.9 17.1 43.3
2012 1859 112.2 16.5 44.1
2013 1693 153.7 11.0 43.7
2014 1814 n/a n/a 53.2
2015 1762 117.0 15.0 50.4
2016 1768 116.0 15.2 99.5
2017 1724 114.0 15.1 99.5
2018 1744 112.2 15.5 58.1
2019 1753 117.7 14.8 62.8
2020 1779 115.2 15.4 57.8
2021 1886 n/a n/a n/a
2022 1910 124.0 15.3 62.9
2023 1973 124.6 15.8 64.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1514 76.8 19.7 n/a
1989 1506 87.6 17.1 n/a
1990 1462 89.9 16.2 n/a
1991 1542 91.0 16.9 n/a
1992 1610 101.0 15.9 n/a
1993 1750 118.0 14.8 n/a
1994 1761 108.0 16.3 n/a
1995 1797 103.2 17.4 n/a
1996 1797 103.2 17.4 n/a
1997 1852 97.0 19.1 n/a
1998 1744 92.0 19.0 n/a
1999 1652 93.0 17.8 n/a
2000 1717 92.0 18.7 n/a
2001 1685 88.0 19.1 n/a
2002 1782 96.3 18.5 23.5
2003 1782 96.3 18.5 23.5
2004 1762 91.8 19.2 23.6
2005 1791 95.0 18.9 29.9
2006 1824 93.4 19.5 28.7
2007 1840 85.0 21.6 26.2
2008 1908 82.0 23.3 33
2009 2036 108.0 18.9 35.6
2010 1959 113.9 17.2 40.3
2011 1956 113.9 17.1 43.3
2012 1859 112.2 16.5 44.1
2013 1693 153.7 11.0 43.7
2014 1814 n/a n/a 53.2
2015 1762 117.0 15.0 50.4
2016 1768 116.0 15.2 99.5
2017 1724 114.0 15.1 99.5
2018 1744 112.2 15.5 58.1
2019 1753 117.7 14.8 62.8
2020 1779 115.2 15.4 57.8
2021 1886 n/a n/a n/a
2022 1910 124.0 15.3 62.9
2023 1973 124.6 15.8 64.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.1%98.9%98.8%98.8%99.6%98.8%99.2%
201699.0%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.2%98.6%23.3%
201799.1%97.7%97.7%97.7%99.4%97.5%99.3%23.8%
201898.9%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.3%98.6%99.2%22.8%
202199.1%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.1%98.8%99.2%97.5%
202299.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.6%99.1%99.5%98.8%
202399.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.5%98.8%99.5%98.5%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,053 (5.2%) $19,023 (94.8%) $20,076
2020 $963 (4.8%) $19,040 (95.2%) $20,003
2021 $1,417 (7.7%) $17,071 (92.3%) $18,488
2022 $1,417 (7.7%) $17,071 (92.3%) $18,488
2023 $2,203 (9.6%) $20,627 (90.4%) $22,830

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on A B Shepard High School (Campus)

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 326th of 701 High schoolsRanks 280th of 699 High schools
 6.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
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% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (A B Shepard High School (Campus))2519.6
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Chsd 218)18.514.4
 4.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)34.826.7
 8.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (A B Shepard High School (Campus))30.722.4
 8.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Chsd 218)20.818.4
 2.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.731.6
 5.1%
End of Course Science (A B Shepard High School (Campus))31.557
 25.5%
   End of Course Science (Chsd 218)25.554.1
 28.6%
   End of Course Science (Illinois)36.452.2
 15.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students17531973
 12.5%
African American440442
 0.5%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian2622
 15.4%
Hispanic502639
 27.3%
Pacific Islander00
White743815
 9.7%
Two or More Races4151
 24.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.8%64.6%
 1.8%


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A B Shepard High School (Campus) ranks 280th of 699 Illinois high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at A B Shepard High School (Campus) are 41% White, 32% Hispanic, 22% African American, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,973 students attended A B Shepard High School (Campus).


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