How Kane County Schools Rank in Poverty-Achievement Index

How Kane County Schools Rank in Poverty-Achievement Index

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  • Editor’s Note: This story was updated from the original to include a key to reading the graphic.

It’s my pleasure and privilege to, from time to time, point out quality journalism here in Kane County, and it’s safe to say the series launched in today’s Daily Herald qualifies.

It’s a data-driven news analysis called Generations at Risk, and its subject matter is the important topic of education — or to be a bit more exact, the relationship between income and education in suburban schools.

From the point of view of a Kane County resident, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn more about your school and to compare and contrast the school performance and poverty levels in your district and throughout Illinois.

For your convenience, we are including here some of the information on Kane County public high schools, but for grade or middle school information and a deeper dive to the data on Kane County School districts, you have to click on this “Daily Herald report cards” link and do a search.

Kane County Public High Schools

Click on the school district to visit the district’s website. Click on the high school name to go to the Daily Herald website.

KEY: High school name / % low income / % meets or exceeds standards / Poverty-Achievement Index

A school with a rank of 0 is exactly average for its range. Schools above average have a positive Poverty-Achievement Index score, schools below average would have a negative score. For more on how the index was created, visit this link.

Batavia School District #101 

Central School District #301 

East Aurora District #131 

Geneva CUSD #304

Kaneland School District #302

School District U-46

School District #300


St. Charles CUSD #303

West Aurora School District #129


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Click here to view an interactive graphic of 2014 high schools and click here for the 2004 version.

Find Your Schools

The Daily Herald’s interactive data presentation lets you look up your school, see how it ranks with other. Check it out at

Other Public High Schools Near Kane County