School Details

Lisle High School

1800 Short Street, Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 493-8301

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 529 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lisle Community Unit School District 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lisle High School is a public high school in Lisle. The principal of Lisle High School is Mr. Peter Sullivan. 529 children attend Lisle High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Lisle High School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 529 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lisle High School is 17:1. Benet Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 25%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 11% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lisle Sr. HS continues to improve throughout the years. They have added more AP courses. The teachers really care about their students. Athletics continue to improve and impress with state semi- / finalists and even a few state championships in the past 4 years. Great little school in DuPage County.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have 3 children and 2 have already graduated from Lisle High School. They were VERY involved in extra curricular activities and honors classes. Academically we found the school to be top notch. They loved the fact that they were friends with so many different kids not only in their grade. They went to top universities with good study habits and are thriving in new careers. My only concern has been coaches. Their should be more leadership at the top from the principal or the AD. Poor performing coaches should be removed. The kids deserve better.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Best school for it's size. It has the atmosphere of a large school with the feeling of being conected.

  • (7 years ago)

    Three of our children are Lisle HS graduates and they were extremely well-prepared for college and the business world. What makes Lisle so special is the small class size and every student gets more attention than even the best private schools. The facilities are tremendous and faculty is dedicated. What never shows up in standardized testing is how a school builds character and confidence. Lisle excels in this and each of our children are leaders in most everything they have done since high school. DuPage has some of the best high schools in Illinois but we feel Lisle is at the top because it combines the resources of a wealthy public suburban school with the attention and small size of a private school; without paying private tuition! You will not find a better school in the Midwest at any cost.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lisle High School is one of Illinois' premier institutions. The small class sizes abundant resources beautiful campus and dedicated staff help make this little powerhouse one of the best high schools in the state.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lisle High School is the best kept secret in the Chicago area; there are simply very few high schools that can provide as many advantages in terms of class size facilities dedicated faculty park-like location and a wonderful student body. We now live in California (Silicon Valley) but hope to return to Lisle in a couple of years so our next two children can go the Lisle HS. What a tremendous school!

  • (8 years ago)

    The Lisle public schools are among the best in the state as far as we am concerned. We have lived in several districts in Illinois (most much larger than Lisle) and sent our children to a local parochial school with a tremendous reputation but found that the public schools in Lisle are even better! It is unfortunate that the public schools in Lisle do not promote just how wonderful they are. Classes are small programs are plentiful teachers are dedicated and the facilities are first rate. We cannot think of a better place to send a child and you will not find a better experience in Illinois!

  • (8 years ago)

    We chose the Lisle community over its huge neighbors like Naperville Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for one reason the Lisle Public Schools. As a college educator the schools our children attend is the first concern; we have been extremely happy with Lisle because it involves all students in as many activities as they wish to participate in classes are small the teachers are dedicated and the facilities are first rate. In fact many parents are switching from local parochial and private schools to the Lisle Public Schools because they offer so much more yet the atmosphere is like a private school because of the size. Lisle High School is a treasure and while it does not receive the press the big schools demand if you do your homework and check out all factors Lisle cannot be beat.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great academics one of the best public schools in the state. Most sports a good number of extra curriculars for its size of only 600 or so kids. Located in western suburbs of chicago. Near Naperville Wheaton Woodridge in a suburb of 20 000 people.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lisle High School is by far one of the smaller public schools in Dupage County. Lisle High School is school to only a small part of Lisle with the majority attending Naperville North. Although it has aroun only 600-700 students Lisle High School is one of the best schools in the area and ranked in the top 50 in state. The small school atmosphere creates a very tight group of students and a very close community among students teachers and parents. Lisle also includes many sports and clubs and has some of the best facilities and grounds for its use. Lisle Football is played at the brand new multi million dollar field at Benedictine University. The school is surrounded by park district baseball fields open fields tennis courts outdoor basketball courts a skatepark and pond all of which give this school one of the nicest surroundings.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a decent school but could do much more by listening to parental and student concerns. There are some excellent teachers however they need to be more careful when hiring new teachers. Administrators could be a little more caring when dealing with students and the school is lacking in extracurricular activities.

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