Rich Township High School

Summary:

Rich Township High School is a public high school located in Olympia Fields, Illinois, serving 2,487 students in grades 9-12. The school has a predominantly African American student population, with 83.63% of students identifying as African American in the 2022-2023 school year.

Despite the school's high per-student spending of $31,652, Rich Township High School consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Illinois high schools, with only 3.7% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in SAT Mathematics and 9.3% proficient or better in SAT English Language Arts in 2022-2023. The school's four-year graduation rate has ranged from 80.9% to 89.0% over the past five years, and its dropout rate has been higher than the state average, ranging from 1.5% to 5.9% during the same period. Additionally, the school has experienced high rates of chronic absenteeism, with 53.0% of students classified as chronically absent in the 2022-2023 school year.

When compared to nearby high schools, such as Tinley Park High School, Hillcrest High School, and Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Rich Township High School consistently underperforms on academic measures, graduation rates, and attendance. However, the school has performed exceptionally well in supporting its English Language Learner (ELL) students, ranking 4th out of 217 Illinois high schools for ELL students in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 4-star rating.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3600 W 203rd St
       Olympia Fields, IL  60461-1025


(708) 679-5600

District: Rich Township HSD 227

SchoolDigger Rank:
603rd of 699 Illinois High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $31,652 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  2,487

Racial breakdown:

African American:
83.6%
Hispanic:
10.4%
Two or more races:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71% Help


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Compare Details Rich Township High School ranks worse than 86.3% of high schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.09. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Rich Township 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: African American (83.6%), Hispanic (10.4%), two or more races (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rich Township High School is 12.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rich Township High School is $31,652.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rich Township High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rich Township High School 603rd of 699 Illinois public high schools. (See Rich Township High School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Rich Township High School

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Rank History for all students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 14.84 506th 586 13.7%
2004 19.18 502nd 592 15.2%
2005 19.99 505th 590 14.4%
2006 19.33 497th 596 16.6%
2007 13.64 528th 612 13.7%
2008 31.76 477th 624 23.6%
2009 31.85 476th 632 24.7%
2010 30.17 497th 643 22.7%
2011 15.97 549th 655 16.2%
2012 14.63 563rd 665 15.3%
2013 14.05 564th 670 15.8%
2014 12.20 586th 670 12.5%
2015 19.50 517th 614 15.8%
2016 14.04 585th 643 9.0%
2017 14.36 559th 642 12.9%
2018 15.04 564th 647 12.8%
2019 15.49 593rd 701 15.4%
2021 18.38 566th 688 17.7%
2022 20.51 562nd 699 19.6%
2023 15.09 603rd 699 13.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 6.12 156th 160 2.5%
2022 13.35 148th 170 12.9%
2023 12.46 155th 163 4.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.96 5th 189 97.4%
2022 99.72 1st 205 99.5%
2023 73.54 24th 217 88.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.23 248th 374 33.7%
2019 29.55 306th 473 35.3%
2021 35.85 243rd 453 46.4%
2022 36.08 263rd 493 46.7%
2023 21.07 375th 476 21.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.66 478th 585 18.3%
2019 20.47 532nd 639 16.7%
2021 31.01 431st 611 29.5%
2022 33.50 430th 626 31.3%
2023 20.96 530th 644 17.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.20 540th 620 12.9%
2019 17.80 542nd 665 18.5%
2021 18.10 522nd 639 18.3%
2022 22.16 510th 658 22.5%
2023 16.35 553rd 656 15.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.32 345th 428 19.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.87 532nd 619 14.1%
2019 14.37 581st 675 13.9%
2021 18.12 534th 653 18.2%
2022 18.66 550th 664 17.2%
2023 13.87 584th 668 12.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.14 123rd 253 51.4%
2019 40.69 143rd 299 52.2%
2021 42.61 122nd 281 56.6%
2022 47.55 120th 294 59.2%
2023 32.43 188th 301 37.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.37 264th 317 16.7%
2021 34.42 201st 317 36.6%
2022 49.48 148th 335 55.8%
2023 41.72 176th 333 47.1%
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Rank History for White students at Rich Township High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 12.52 529th 560 5.5%
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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.

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by a parent
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Open Quote THIS SCHOOL ALLOWS BULLYING. My daughter has been getting bullied. I’ve been up to the school, had a meeting with one parent, but the other child and her parent decided not to show up, and that is the girl STILL BULLYING MY CHILD. The teacher told my daughter to “handle it the right way”. My instructions to my daughter was to NOT interact with that girl, yet I have a teacher telling my daughter to “handle” it. If you try to take up for yourself, you get put in in-school detention. My daughter is currently a straight “A” student, but I am watching her self esteem slowly go away. I can’t wait to get my daughter out of this school at the end of the year.

There are fights at this school 5 days a week, kids getting “jumped” every other day. It’s like a war zone there. The PTSD these kids must have once they graduate...smh. I don’t understand how kids can learn in an environment like this. And this was supposed to be one of the better schools in the south suburbs. I’m a Registered Nurse and am working to get OUT of this school district. I don’t have time for the ghetto-ness of this place! WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T MOVE INTO THE RICH SCHOOL DISTRICT! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Rich Township High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 559 676 33 20 2 n/a n/a 0 1290
1989 459 685 37 19 n/a n/a n/a 0 1200
1990 390 661 32 15 n/a n/a n/a 0 1098
1991 333 724 29 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1103
1992 273 772 25 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1089
1993 233 801 22 23 0 n/a n/a 0 1079
1994 176 819 24 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1040
1995 170 814 24 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1024
1996 170 814 24 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1024
1997 174 820 22 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1031
1998 193 788 22 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1013
1999 191 795 21 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1017
2000 171 796 15 14 0 n/a n/a 0 996
2001 171 889 13 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1091
2002 129 979 8 21 3 n/a n/a 0 1140
2003 129 979 8 21 3 n/a n/a 0 1140
2004 105 1048 8 34 3 n/a n/a 0 1198
2005 76 1192 8 34 1 n/a n/a 5 1316
2006 55 1315 6 33 0 n/a n/a 10 1419
2007 49 1414 7 39 4 n/a n/a 19 1532
2008 29 1527 7 35 0 n/a n/a 27 1625
2009 26 1471 7 33 0 n/a n/a 36 1573
2010 29 1427 4 23 1 n/a n/a 40 1524
2011 29 1431 7 29 0 0 3 0 1499
2012 29 1393 5 26 0 1 5 0 1459
2013 27 1317 5 34 0 1 3 0 1387
2014 25 1238 4 35 1 1 4 0 1308
2015 16 1092 2 35 1 2 3 0 1151
2016 21 1063 2 42 1 3 1 0 1133
2017 18 973 2 42 1 3 7 0 1046
2018 19 978 3 39 0 2 4 0 1045
2019 17 975 4 43 1 2 12 0 1054
2020 14 918 5 56 2 2 15 0 1012
2021 37 2243 10 240 3 0 81 0 2614
2022 36 2267 10 255 1 3 115 0 2687
2023 33 2080 7 258 2 2 105 0 2487

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 Rich Township High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1290 68.0 18.9 n/a
1989 1200 68.0 17.6 n/a
1990 1098 69.0 15.9 n/a
1991 1103 58.0 19.0 n/a
1992 1089 59.0 18.4 n/a
1993 1079 56.8 19.0 n/a
1994 1040 56.9 18.3 n/a
1995 1024 49.5 20.7 n/a
1996 1024 49.5 20.7 n/a
1997 1031 52.5 19.6 n/a
1998 1013 50.7 20.0 n/a
1999 1017 54.1 18.8 n/a
2000 996 54.8 18.2 n/a
2001 1091 53.8 20.3 n/a
2002 1140 66.3 17.2 30.5
2003 1140 66.3 17.2 30.5
2004 1198 63.9 18.7 40.8
2005 1316 71.8 18.3 50.3
2006 1419 80.8 17.6 52.9
2007 1532 94.0 16.3 44.8
2008 1625 77.0 21.1 50.8
2009 1573 100.4 15.7 56
2010 1524 98.7 15.4 69.1
2011 1499 100.8 14.8 69
2012 1459 95.4 15.2 71.1
2013 1387 73.8 18.7 72.2
2014 1308 71.0 18.4 72.3
2015 1151 77.0 14.9 75.2
2016 1133 82.0 13.8 75.8
2017 1046 74.6 14.0 74.9
2018 1045 70.1 14.9 76
2019 1054 75.9 13.8 74
2020 1012 64.0 15.8 69.4
2021 2614 n/a n/a n/a
2022 2687 187.0 14.3 98.5
2023 2487 201.0 12.3 71

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 Rich Township High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1290 68.0 18.9 n/a
1989 1200 68.0 17.6 n/a
1990 1098 69.0 15.9 n/a
1991 1103 58.0 19.0 n/a
1992 1089 59.0 18.4 n/a
1993 1079 56.8 19.0 n/a
1994 1040 56.9 18.3 n/a
1995 1024 49.5 20.7 n/a
1996 1024 49.5 20.7 n/a
1997 1031 52.5 19.6 n/a
1998 1013 50.7 20.0 n/a
1999 1017 54.1 18.8 n/a
2000 996 54.8 18.2 n/a
2001 1091 53.8 20.3 n/a
2002 1140 66.3 17.2 30.5
2003 1140 66.3 17.2 30.5
2004 1198 63.9 18.7 40.8
2005 1316 71.8 18.3 50.3
2006 1419 80.8 17.6 52.9
2007 1532 94.0 16.3 44.8
2008 1625 77.0 21.1 50.8
2009 1573 100.4 15.7 56
2010 1524 98.7 15.4 69.1
2011 1499 100.8 14.8 69
2012 1459 95.4 15.2 71.1
2013 1387 73.8 18.7 72.2
2014 1308 71.0 18.4 72.3
2015 1151 77.0 14.9 75.2
2016 1133 82.0 13.8 75.8
2017 1046 74.6 14.0 74.9
2018 1045 70.1 14.9 76
2019 1054 75.9 13.8 74
2020 1012 64.0 15.8 69.4
2021 2614 n/a n/a n/a
2022 2687 187.0 14.3 98.5
2023 2487 201.0 12.3 71

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

Rich Township High School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.8%99.9%100.0%100.0%99.8%99.8%100.0%
201690.2%90.2%90.2%90.2%90.2%90.2%2.8%
201791.4%90.9%90.9%90.9%91.4%90.5%91.4%26.3%
201879.1%79.1%79.1%79.1%79.1%79.1%79.1%12.4%
202199.9%97.2%97.2%97.2%99.9%97.2%99.9%97.3%
202398.0%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.0%97.0%97.8%94.7%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Rich Township High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $496 (2.5%) $19,723 (97.5%) $20,219
2020 $774 (3.1%) $23,871 (96.9%) $24,645
2021 $983 (4.2%) $22,241 (95.8%) $23,224
2022 $983 (4.2%) $22,241 (95.8%) $23,224
2023 $1,769 (5.6%) $29,883 (94.4%) $31,652

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rich Township High School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 593rd of 701 High schoolsRanks 603rd of 699 High schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Rich Township High School)10.33.7
 6.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Rich Township HSD 227)7.93.7
 4.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)34.826.7
 8.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Rich Township High School)10.39.3
 1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Rich Township HSD 227)12.89.3
 3.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.731.6
 5.1%
End of Course Science (Rich Township High School)8.617.3
 8.7%
   End of Course Science (Rich Township HSD 227)7.517.3
 9.8%
   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 Students10542487
 136%
African American9752080
 113.3%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian47
 75%
Hispanic43258
 500%
Pacific Islander22
White1733
 94.1%
Two or More Races12105
 775%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74%71%
 3%


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Students at Rich Township High School are 84% African American, 10% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,487 students attended Rich Township High School.

Rich Township High School ranks in the bottom 13.7% of Illinois high schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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