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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 265 certified staff members, a majority of whom have a Master’s degree or beyond. ETHS is fully accredited by the State of Illinois.

In 2013, Evanston Township High School was ranked #15 in the state of Illinois by The Washington Post, and #18 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, 2013)

3,120 students

Demographics:

American Indian

0.3%

Seniors

668

Asian

3.9%

Juniors

720

Black or African American

30.9%

Sophomores

751

Hispanic/Latino

16.6%

Freshmen

822

Native Hawaiian

0.1%

 

 

Two or more races

4.8%

 

 

White

43.4%

Special Education Enrollment

348

Languages spoken by students in ETHS

33

Low-Income Enrollment

41.4%

Countries represented at ETHS

54

Our Employees


 

 

Total number of district and school employees (2012-13)

520

Demographics:

Asian

3.08%

Number of faculty/certificated staff
(230 classroom teachers, 35 counselors, social workers, psychologists, etc.)

265

Black or African American

35.58%

Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees

84%

Hispanic/Latino

6.54%

Average years of teaching experience

12 years

Two or more races

0.38%

Number of National Board Certified Teachers

19

White

54.42%

Number of administrative/exempt/support staff

(20 administrators, 40 exempt staff, 195 support staff)

255

 

 

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

19

Operating Budget (2012-13)

$65.8 million

Average Student to Teacher Ratio (2012-13)

17:1

Operating Cost Per Student (2012)

$21,428

Average Student to Certified Staff Ratio
(Counselors, social workers, psychologists, etc.) (2012-13)

11.5:1

ETHS campus size

62 acres

ETHS building size

1.3 mil. Sq. ft.

Academic Highlights & Recognition

Four-Year Graduation Rate
(Class of 2013)

85.6%

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 percent of high schools (Sources: U.S. News & World Report and Washington Post, April 2013)

  • Intel® School of Distinction in Mathematics Excellence in 2010
  • 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)
     
  • SchoolSearch™ 2013 Bright Red Apple Award™ for Educational Excellence

  • Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered in 2013: 1,927 taken by 850 students (60% of juniors and seniors). 67% 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: 2 Semifinalists (Class of 2014)
     
  • National Merit Scholarship Program: 8 Semifinalists; 24 Commended Students (Class of 2014).


 

ACT Test Results  (Class of 2013) ETHS  Composite IL Average Composite

U.S. Average Composite


  23.2* 20.6 20.9
646 students from the Class of 2013 took the ACT. ETHS students continue to score higher than the state and national average.

SAT Test Results  (Class of 2013) ETHS Average Score

U.S. Average Score


Critical Reading
619 496
Math 633 514
Writing 612 488
 


*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 November 5, 2013.

 

 

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


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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