Lake Forest High School

Public 9-12

 1285 N McKinley Rd
       Lake Forest, IL  60045-1371


(847) 234-3600

District: Lake Forest CHSD 115

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 699 Illinois High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $33,818 Help


Feeder schools for Lake Forest High School:

Elementary:    Cherokee Elementary School
    Everett Elementary School
    Lake Bluff Elementary School
    Sheridan Elementary School
Middle:    Deer Path Middle School East
    Deer Path Middle School West
    Lake Bluff Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  1,438

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.6%
Hispanic:
11.7%
Two or more races:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.7% Help


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Compare Details Lake Forest High School ranks better than 98.3% of high schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.49. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Lake Forest High School 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 Racial makeup is: White (76.6%), Hispanic (11.7%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Forest High School is 11. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Forest High School is $33,818.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lake Forest High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Forest High School 12th of 699 Illinois public high schools. (See Lake Forest High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lake Forest CHSD 115:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Forest CHSD 115 14th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lake Forest High School

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Rank History for all students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 97.95 7th 586 98.8%
2004 96.32 11th 592 98.1%
2005 96.26 10th 590 98.3%
2006 95.99 11th 596 98.2%
2007 95.32 17th 612 97.2%
2008 95.44 16th 624 97.4%
2009 95.67 12th 632 98.1%
2010 96.77 9th 643 98.6%
2011 96.13 12th 655 98.2%
2012 96.40 12th 665 98.2%
2013 96.17 13th 670 98.1%
2014 96.89 13th 670 98.1%
2015 74.07 122nd 614 80.1%
2016 46.26 327th 643 49.1%
2017 99.33 5th 642 99.2%
2018 95.62 25th 647 96.1%
2019 99.74 4th 701 99.4%
2021 99.68 10th 688 98.5%
2022 96.91 19th 699 97.3%
2023 97.49 12th 699 98.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.61 4th 165 97.6%
2021 75.74 37th 160 76.9%
2022 88.16 19th 170 88.8%
2023 93.27 8th 163 95.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.57 27th 374 92.8%
2019 98.64 16th 473 96.6%
2021 96.41 16th 453 96.5%
2022 97.63 18th 493 96.3%
2023 99.57 13th 476 97.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.04 107th 585 81.7%
2021 71.27 112th 611 81.7%
2022 59.95 196th 626 68.7%
2023 81.75 71st 644 89.0%
See the entire list of Best Illinois High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.31 23rd 620 96.3%
2019 99.55 5th 665 99.2%
2021 99.42 11th 639 98.3%
2022 95.66 21st 658 96.8%
2023 97.68 9th 656 98.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 94.11 18th 428 95.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.51 26th 619 95.8%
2019 99.70 4th 675 99.4%
2021 99.60 11th 653 98.3%
2022 97.09 20th 664 97.0%
2023 96.20 18th 668 97.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.39 21st 132 84.1%
2019 73.34 35th 130 73.1%
2021 90.52 13th 135 90.4%
2022 75.61 34th 141 75.9%
2023 89.46 7th 134 94.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.06 38th 291 86.9%
2019 98.53 8th 317 97.5%
2021 77.27 45th 317 85.8%
2022 96.42 15th 335 95.5%
2023 95.54 13th 333 96.1%
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Rank History for White students at Lake Forest High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.94 36th 548 93.4%
2019 99.31 7th 552 98.7%
2021 99.30 9th 553 98.4%
2022 94.80 24th 560 95.7%
2023 95.81 15th 557 97.3%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Lake Forest High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1176 13 16 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 1212
1989 1072 14 24 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 1116
1990 1023 10 33 9 n/a n/a n/a 0 1075
1991 1031 9 35 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1086
1992 1005 13 42 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1070
1993 1018 13 49 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1093
1994 1032 13 50 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1112
1995 1106 20 68 22 0 n/a n/a 0 1216
1996 1106 20 68 22 0 n/a n/a 0 1216
1997 1164 18 69 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1271
1998 1282 20 74 23 0 n/a n/a 0 1399
1999 1346 21 79 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1466
2000 1457 20 79 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1580
2001 1519 12 77 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1628
2002 1636 9 69 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1729
2003 1636 9 69 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1729
2004 1636 11 67 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1735
2005 1650 9 69 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1749
2006 1622 14 60 24 0 n/a n/a 18 1738
2007 1630 18 61 37 0 n/a n/a 21 1767
2008 1608 21 68 39 1 n/a n/a 25 1762
2009 1596 22 77 44 1 n/a n/a 27 1767
2010 1584 17 81 47 1 n/a n/a 24 1754
2011 1561 19 71 46 1 0 31 0 1729
2012 1530 19 77 44 2 1 26 0 1699
2013 1489 17 76 48 0 1 25 0 1656
2014 1515 19 65 46 0 1 21 0 1667
2015 1519 19 56 53 2 1 24 0 1674
2016 1537 18 54 54 3 1 29 0 1696
2017 1488 19 57 73 2 0 38 0 1677
2018 1395 9 59 99 1 1 47 0 1611
2019 1344 18 66 103 1 2 51 0 1585
2020 1266 18 62 114 1 1 75 0 1537
2021 1196 21 63 145 3 1 72 0 1501
2022 1158 25 66 140 2 2 74 0 1467
2023 1102 22 67 168 4 0 75 0 1438

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lake Forest High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1212 88.6 13.6 n/a
1989 1116 86.4 12.9 n/a
1990 1075 83.6 12.8 n/a
1991 1086 83.3 13.0 n/a
1992 1070 84.3 12.6 n/a
1993 1093 86.4 12.7 n/a
1994 1112 83.8 13.3 n/a
1995 1216 94.6 12.9 n/a
1996 1216 94.6 12.9 n/a
1997 1271 99.1 12.8 n/a
1998 1399 105.5 13.3 n/a
1999 1466 105.2 13.9 n/a
2000 1580 116.5 13.6 n/a
2001 1628 114.8 14.2 n/a
2002 1729 117.9 14.7 0
2003 1729 117.9 14.7 0
2004 1735 121.3 14.3 0
2005 1749 123.8 14.1 0
2006 1738 125.1 13.9 0
2007 1767 124.0 14.3 0
2008 1762 112.0 15.7 0
2009 1767 134.8 13.1 0
2010 1754 130.8 13.4 0
2011 1729 127.5 13.5 0
2012 1699 123.2 13.7 4.6
2013 1656 136.4 12.1 3.8
2014 1667 n/a n/a 3.4
2015 1674 120.0 13.9 3.5
2016 1696 122.0 13.9 3.4
2017 1677 126.2 13.2 2.9
2018 1611 129.4 12.4 2
2019 1585 130.4 12.1 1.2
2020 1537 127.6 12.0 0.6
2021 1501 n/a n/a n/a
2022 1467 128.2 11.4 4.7
2023 1438 129.9 11.0 n/a

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 Lake Forest High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1212 88.6 13.6 n/a
1989 1116 86.4 12.9 n/a
1990 1075 83.6 12.8 n/a
1991 1086 83.3 13.0 n/a
1992 1070 84.3 12.6 n/a
1993 1093 86.4 12.7 n/a
1994 1112 83.8 13.3 n/a
1995 1216 94.6 12.9 n/a
1996 1216 94.6 12.9 n/a
1997 1271 99.1 12.8 n/a
1998 1399 105.5 13.3 n/a
1999 1466 105.2 13.9 n/a
2000 1580 116.5 13.6 n/a
2001 1628 114.8 14.2 n/a
2002 1729 117.9 14.7 0
2003 1729 117.9 14.7 0
2004 1735 121.3 14.3 0
2005 1749 123.8 14.1 0
2006 1738 125.1 13.9 0
2007 1767 124.0 14.3 0
2008 1762 112.0 15.7 0
2009 1767 134.8 13.1 0
2010 1754 130.8 13.4 0
2011 1729 127.5 13.5 0
2012 1699 123.2 13.7 4.6
2013 1656 136.4 12.1 3.8
2014 1667 n/a n/a 3.4
2015 1674 120.0 13.9 3.5
2016 1696 122.0 13.9 3.4
2017 1677 126.2 13.2 2.9
2018 1611 129.4 12.4 2
2019 1585 130.4 12.1 1.2
2020 1537 127.6 12.0 0.6
2021 1501 n/a n/a n/a
2022 1467 128.2 11.4 4.7
2023 1438 129.9 11.0 n/a

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

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.1%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.7%98.9%
201699.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.0%99.1%26.1%
201799.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.1%99.1%98.9%26.8%
201899.2%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.0%98.9%27.0%
201999.0%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%49.7%
202198.5%98.5%98.5%98.6%98.5%98.5%98.5%97.0%
202298.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.5%98.4%97.7%
202397.9%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.0%97.9%98.0%97.7%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lake Forest High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $288 (1.1%) $24,944 (98.9%) $25,232
2020 $304 (1.1%) $26,738 (98.9%) $27,043
2021 $322 (1.1%) $29,206 (98.9%) $29,528
2022 $322 (1.1%) $29,206 (98.9%) $29,528
2023 $376 (1.1%) $33,441 (98.9%) $33,818

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Forest High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4th of 701 High schoolsRanks 12th of 699 High schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Lake Forest High School)75.461.9
 13.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Lake Forest CHSD 115)75.461.9
 13.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)34.826.7
 8.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Forest High School)81.764.2
 17.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Forest CHSD 115)81.764.2
 17.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.731.6
 5.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students15851438
 9.3%
African American1822
 22.2%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian6667
 1.5%
Hispanic103168
 63.1%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White13441102
 18%
Two or More Races5175
 47.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,438 students attended Lake Forest High School.

Yes! Lake Forest High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 12th of 699 Illinois high schools.

Students at Lake Forest High School are 77% White, 12% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 2% African American.


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