Larkin High School

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1475 Larkin Ave

Elgin, IL 60123

(847) 888-5200

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,000

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Larkin High School

As a 2012 Graduate, I can honestly say that Larkin High is not as bad as people make it out to be. Dr. Tuin is a GREAT principle. He is involved unlike the former principle, be glad they cleaned out the former administration, because they were horrible! Dr. Tuin and Mrs Livengood can be seen around the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/20/13

Larkin keeps getting better every year. The new administration really has a handle on things. Fights have been reduced by close to 70% since the change in leadership. The teachers are very dedicated and caring. My daughter feels very safe at this school. I'm just sad that It's gotten a bad rap as has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/12

This is my daughter's second year at Larkin. I've met her teachers and her Principal on several occasions. Teachers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient. They are always available for students that need extra help.

Posted by a parent on 01/03/12

the school is one of the best we should be proud to have this school in our area

Posted by a student on 06/03/11

I have nothing but good things to say about Larkin High School. Going to this school taught me more that just math, english, history, etc. I experienced many things that a lot of students don't ever get to experience. And there are many teachers at that school that have changed my life and helped me ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/03/09

Well where do I start? Larking High School offers a student from every background you can think of which is great! and seems you meet a new kind of student everyday. The teachers, well some teach and some just talk about there life. but the teachers that do teach are just great I mean a lot these teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/18/08

I am a currently a junior at Larkin High School. There are problems here like every other school but I must say that I believe discipline to be the biggest issue. Many deans treat students unfairly. Besides discipline, many teachers seem unexperienced and off track in their lessons. On another note ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/23/07

After reading many of the reviews, I found most negative views of the school come from parents. Yes, Larkin has its problems, every school does. The whole U46 School District has problems funding things. However, I am a graduate of Larkin and feel that I am a more rounded student having come from a ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 03/31/07

I am a current student of Larkin, and I agree that it isn't as bad as it could be. My only complaints are regarding the lunch menu(as there are sometimes no vegetarian choices) and a few administrators. I think the principal should have more involvement. The assistant principal, while not always liked ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/14/07

As a graduate of the 2006 class from Larkin High, I have to say that the school is not as bad as everyone puts it to be. They may be overcrowded, short-staffed, and not have the most logical ways of teaching, but they get it done. The teachers have taught kids the importance of going to college and what ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 10/24/06

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Test scores for Larkin High School

PSAE* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Larkin High School
School District U-46
* 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.

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Elgin schools — Larkin High School is located at 1475 Larkin Ave, Elgin IL 60123. 1475 Larkin Ave is in the 60123 ZIP code in Elgin, IL The school district for Larkin High School is the School District U-46. Larkin High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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