School Details

Community High School

326 Joliet Street, West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 876-6200

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2152 students 18 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
  • Chsd 94 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Community High School is a public high school in West Chicago. The principal of Community High School is Dr. Moses Cheng. 2,152 students go to Community High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 11% of the Community High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 2,152 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 26% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Community High School is 18:1. Wheaton Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 48%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 43%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 26%
Limited English proficiency 11% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    this school is terrific in my opinion they have given my daughter the attention and the help she never received in the city of chicago school whether it was public magnet or charter. So thumbs up to West Chicago community H.S. and its teachers counselors and social workers who do a great job! THANKS

  • (2 years ago)

    A gem of the West Suburbs! This school is great. Caring knowledgeable teachers. Adminstration that seems to have a clear vision and high expectations. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her freshman year. The school has a bad reputation due to its diversity but that's really its asset. There are no gang issues. Celebrate the diversity!

  • (3 years ago)

    In my opinion this school rates unsatisfactory. I have also had problems getting return calls and when I come in to talk to a live person no one seems to be available to see me. I've had a few complaints with the administration there but they only tell you what you want to hear and send you on your way. Nothing ever gets taken care of after you leave. My son who graduates this year also talks about some questionable behaviors between some staff members there. Not very professional for a school that is supposed to lead by example. That makes me uneasy and uncomfortable. If that is true and it's allowed I would recommend to be a very cautious parent when sending your kids to school there. You would be surprised to see just how much your kids see and hear in that school. Talk to your kids frequently because drugs and gangs are a primary concern there too. If it wasn't for the extra curriculars and us as parents being on his case all the time I think we would have easily lost him there. We are all very happy to see him graduate and move on.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible the teachers and consolers do not return phone calls. You have to fight for help for your student.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is so amazing my child has great friends and strait a honner student and is one of the top for a collage scallarship for football.

  • (8 years ago)

    West Chicago Community High reflects the community it is in. With many great teachers good swimming and sports facilities and a newer addition there are many good qualities. At least half of the community is Spanish speaking. Unfortunately some gang activity occurs in town and in the school. I'm not sure why but many Spanish speaking students go all 4 years without really being required to learn English. The bar for behavior and academics could really be raised. An example is the regular student produced video broadcast viewed by all students. This often consists of silly and irreverant skits. At its worst this show has included students being interviewed using obvious foul language that is 'bleeped out' in the audio. We should really hope for better by establishing higher expectations for our young adults. There's hope! My student loves her teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a gem. The counseling staff and teachers are able to deal with exceptional students at both ends of the spectrum. They really focus on the individual needs of each student. Their creativity and flexibility is a real strength to providing a successful educational and social environment for each student.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with great teachers a variety of programs both in school and extracurricular activities. Really try to give the students a voice motivate them to have pride in their school and in their achievements.

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