Larkin High School

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Larkin High School
Larkin High Logo.png
Together We Achieve... Together We Succeed
Address
1475 Larkin Av.
Elgin, Illinois, Kane, 60123
United States
Coordinates 42°01′55″N 88°18′49″W / 42.03204°N 88.31359°W / 42.03204; -88.31359Coordinates: 42°01′55″N 88°18′49″W / 42.03204°N 88.31359°W / 42.03204; -88.31359
Information
School type Public secondary
Established 1962
School district U46
Superintendent Dr. Jose Torres
Principal Dr. Jon Tuin
Assistant principals Randy Ellison
Darlea Livengood
Faculty 157
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,152 (2010) [1]
Average class size 17.1 [2]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Royal Blue, White
Slogan "We Are Larkin"
Athletics conference Upstate Eight Conference
Mascot Royal
Nickname Royals
Rival Elgin High School Maroons
Accreditation AdvancED[3]
Average ACT scores 18.2 [4]
Newspaper Royal Herald
Yearbook Cerulean
Feeder schools Abbott Middle School
Kimball Middle School
Alumni David Otunga
Website

Larkin High School, also known as LHS, is a public four-year high school located in Elgin, Illinois, a north-west suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Elgin Area School District U46, which also includes Elgin High School, Bartlett High School, South Elgin High School, and Streamwood High School.

History[edit]

Larkin High School was built in 1962 on the former farm of Cyrus H. Larkin, after whom the school is named.

Academics[edit]

Larkin has not made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Larkin is listed as "Academic Watch Status Year 5." In 2010, the graduation rate was 78.8%. [5]

Student demographics[edit]

In 2010, Larkin's students were 26.1% White, 11.4% Black, 57.1% Hispanic, 2.0% Asian, 0.2% Native American, and 2.1% multiracial.[6]

Additionally, 14.9% of students were deemed limited-English-proficient (LEP), and 61.2% of students were low income.[7]

School sports[edit]

Larkin High School is a member of the Upstate Eight Conference and has many athletic teams including:

  • Wrestling
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Badminton
  • Cross Country
  • Cheerleading

Activities[edit]

Larkin offers nearly forty extracurricular activities, including academic, service, and performing arts. Larkin is home of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy. The Larkin High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPAA) is a four-year program which offers specialized academic studies and activities in the areas of Art, Dance, Drama, and Vocal and Instrumental Music. With being a VPAA school, Larkin also has a theater tech club that runs the lighting and sound as well as set building for the shows in the auditorium. Other activities include HOSA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?source=About_Students&source2=Enrollments&schoolID=310450460220002&level=S
  2. ^ http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?source=About_Students&source2=Class_Size&schoolID=310450460220002&level=S
  3. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-11
  4. ^ http://schools.chicagotribune.com/school/larkin-high-school_elgin
  5. ^ http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?source=AYP_Information&source2=AYP_Report&schoolID=310450460220002&level=S
  6. ^ http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?source=About_Students&source2=Race/Ethnicity&schoolID=310450460220002&level=S
  7. ^ http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?source=About_Students&source2=Educational_Environment&schoolID=310450460220002&level=S

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