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School and Community

Evanston Township High School (ETHS) District 202 is a four-year (9-12), comprehensive high school occupying a 62-acre campus in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago along the Lake Michigan shore. ETHS was established in 1883 and serves the city of Evanston and a small portion of the neighboring village of Skokie for a total district population of approximately 78,000.

The attendance area of the school is home to Northwestern University and Oakton Community College, and has a variety of office developments, technology parks, light industrial and shopping districts. Together, the two communities offer an ethnic, economic, racial, and cultural diversity that is reflected in the student body. Evanston Township High School has 275 certified staff members, a majority of whom have a Master’s degree or beyond. ETHS is fully accredited by the State of Illinois.

In 2014, Evanston Township High School was ranked #17 in the state of Illinois by The Washington Post, and #21 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report.

Mission Statement

Embracing its diversity, ETHS dedicates itself to educating all students to their fullest potential.


To view, download, or print the ETHS Fast Facts & Highlights sheet, click here.

To view, download, or print the ETHS School Profile, click here.


Our Students

Total Enrollment
(as of Sept. 30, 2014)

3,238 students

Demographics:

American Indian

0.3%

Seniors

697

Asian

4.8%

Juniors

755

Black/African American

30.2%

Sophomores

760

Hispanic/Latino

16.6%

Freshmen

874

Native Hawaiian

0.1%

 

 

Two or more races

4.3%

 

 

White

43.7%

Special Education Enrollment

383

Languages spoken by students in ETHS

38

Low-Income Enrollment

41%

Countries represented at ETHS

59

Our Employees


 

 

Total number of district and school employees (2013-14)

571

Demographics:

Asian

2.62%

Number of faculty/certificated staff
(237 classroom teachers, 38 counselors, social workers, psychologists, etc.)

275

Black or African American

35.72%

Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees

91%

Hispanic/Latino

7.53%

Average years of teaching experience

14 years

Two or more races

0.35%

Number of National Board Certified Teachers

18

White

53.59%

Number of administrative/exempt/support staff

(19 administrators, 47 exempt staff, 230 support staff)

296

 

 

Our School

 

Founding Year

1883

Communities

Evanston/Skokie

School Mascot

Willie Wildkit

Grade Levels

9-12

School District

District 202

School Colors

Orange & Blue

Average Class Size:

       Finance & Operations:

Average Number of Students per class

20

Operating Budget (2012-13)

$65.8 million

 

 

Operating Cost Per Student (2012)

$21,428

 

 

ETHS campus size

62 acres

ETHS building size

1.3 mil. Sq. ft.

Academic Highlights & Recognition

Four-Year Graduation Rate
(Class of 2014)

88%

National Merit Finalists (Class of 2013)

8

College Attendance Rate
(Class of 2011)

76%

ACT Composite Score (Class of 2013)

23.2*

  • Nationally ranked in top 2-3% of high schools (Sources: U.S. News & World Report and Washington Post, April 2014)

  • Gaston Caperton Inspiration Award 2013 Honorable Mention for promoting academic success and college readiness for all students
  • Grammy® Signature School for Excellence in Music Education (2013 semifinalist; winner in 2009, 2006, 2004).
     
  •  Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered in 2014: 2,086 taken by 888 students (64% of juniors and seniors). 71% of these exams scored at a "3" and above. NOTE: At ETHS, Advanced Placement courses are taken primarily by Juniors and seniors.
     
  • National Achievement Scholarship Program: 8 Semifinalists and 2 Outstanding Participants (Class of 2015)

  • National Merit Scholarship Program: 21 Semifinalists and 32 Commended Students (Class of 2015)

  • SchoolSearch 2013 Bright Red Apple Award for Educational Excellence

     
  • Intel® School of Distinction in Mathematics Excellence in 2010
     
  • National Speech & Debate Association 2014 Debate School of Excellence


 

ACT Test Results  (Class of 2014) ETHS  Composite IL Average Composite

U.S. Average Composite


  23.0* 20.7 21.0
93% of students from the Class of 2014 took the ACT. ETHS students continue to score higher than the state and national average.

SAT Test Results  (Class of 2014) ETHS Average Score

U.S. Average Score


Critical Reading
639 497
Math 646 513
Writing 619 487
 


*ACT scores range from 1 to 36. Beginning in 2013, ACT included students who took the test with accommodations in its report of graduating seniors. This composite score includes students who tested with and without accommodations.

The information on this page reflects the most up-to-date information as of December 2014.

 

 

To find answers to the most frequently asked questions about ETHS, visit the FAQs page.


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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