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Addison Trail High School

Public | 9-12 | 1933 students


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Posted December 25, 2013

All of the reviews posted before this one were all written when the school was under construction, or before the school was considering re modeling. Now that the school is finished, I have to say that it is the most modern high school I have ever been in. The school turned out beautifully, and it seems like that the teachers attitude changed too. I always thought that the teacher were great, but apparently, they were not always as amazing as they are today.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 11, 2009

I would lean closer to the negative reviews on this site. I'm a parent, but I also worked at AT for a few years. The older teachers are great, but they're getting burnt out and they're retiring - the kids are getting too rough. The younger teachers leave once they get a few years of experience. It's not exaclty a war zone, but you do need street smarts to get by here. The administration can only do so much to keep things under control. It's true that they are spending some money to upgrade the building, but a facelift won't get rid of all of the problem students who make this a dreary place to be. I suppose if my kids didn't graduate from AT I'd give it zero stars, but sentiment makes me give it one.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 13, 2009

How dare you say that about my school. Unfortunately, you had to see the school undergoing construction, which is why our school looks old and dingy. It will be repaired soon. In fact, Addison Trail offers more AP courses than most schools in the state ( i know because i work for a testing company). Many of the students and teachers at Addison Trail are good, hardworking, and dedicated people! And it does give a good education if the student chooses to take advantage of that, I in fact have been accepted to University of Illinois and many of my classmates have been excepted to such places such as University of Chicago, Northwestern, and Harvard. Don't say crap about a school unless you actually have the facts!
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 4, 2009

I'm shocked at how old and dingy this school is. Obviously lack due to lack of funding lab classes are rarely held and there is not much in the way of equipment. Some of the teachers were excellent and others were not. Many of the students exhibited poor behavior, this is an issue that starts at home, so shame on the parents. This school could use some help and resources.

Posted November 15, 2008

Addison Trail high school Standards have dropped to a all time low! They offer very lttle in AP courses and offer every course in minority programs that produce below average results! - If you want to graduate from High School with absolutely no education! This is your dream come true! - What a sad state of affairs for a once proud High School that would scream A.T power! the hallways!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 18, 2008

I was very disappointed in the education my children received. They often felt scared to go to school. I sent my last child to a private school so he wouldn't have to put up with the other kids.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 25, 2007

There are only a few teachers that actually care and try to teach their students...the new security system they just made is horrible...This school is not a great school!
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 12, 2006

Everything was great. The academic programs were rigorous and the availability of after-school programs was excellent. My parents, as well as the parents of my firends were all very involved.
—Submitted by a former student

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.









The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.








Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests

In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education


All Students47%
Native Americann/a
Low income36%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners0%


All Students51%
Native Americann/a
Low income40%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners7%


All Students43%
Native Americann/a
Low income30%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners0%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests

In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 23%
White 40% 51%
Asian 5% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr. Adam Cibulka


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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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213 North Lombard Road
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 628-3302


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