- 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.
- Click this link to read: Lower income equals lower test scores in our schools, a Daily Herald and WBEZ analysis.
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 Sr High School, Batavia USD 101||11.0||76.6||0.2|
|Central High School||HIGH SCHOOL||11||72.6||-0.14|
|East High School||HIGH SCHOOL||64.9||28.4||-0.53|
|Geneva Community High School||HIGH SCHOOL||5.2||80.6||0.54|
|Kaneland Senior High School||HIGH SCHOOL||17.8||62.5||-0.49|
|Bartlett High School||HIGH SCHOOL||35.9||63.9||0.6|
|Elgin High School||HIGH SCHOOL||76.8||36.3||0.09|
|Larkin High School||HIGH SCHOOL||73.8||33.8||-0.19|
|South Elgin High School||HIGH SCHOOL||34.8||60.8||0.27|
|Dundee-Crown High School, CUSD 300||58.6||44.2||-0.06|
|Hampshire High School, CUSD 300||26.7||62.0||0.4|
|Harry D Jacobs High School, CUSD 300||23.1||66.9||-0.03|
|St Charles East High School||HIGH SCHOOL||17.7||77.1||1.03|
|St Charles North High School||HIGH SCHOOL||8.9||79.6||0.46|
|West Aurora High School||HIGH SCHOOL||55.3||42||-0.25|
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 http://reportcards.dailyherald.com/lowincome/
Other Public High Schools Near Kane County
|Bartlett High School, SD U-46||35.9||63.9||0.6||58.2|
|Hinckley-Big Rock High School, Hinckley Big Rock CUSD 429||12.8||79.4||1.27||67.2|
|Huntley High School, Cons SD 158||8.0||69.9||-0.37||74.2|