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Alton High School

Public | 9-12 | 1988 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2010

was rank as one of the best high schools in america according to the Us World & News Report
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

honestly, i am going to be a junior after this summer. i make almost straight As with no discipline record or history of drugs or alcohol, and i am not too fond of this school. the way they make our lives feel regulated and meaningless causes alot of depression in me. there is alot of drug use in the school, fighting, that 'teen drama' were so fond of, the staff do not seem like they care about the well being of these students, and whats worse is these kids arent even aware of the problem that this school really is/ is causing. it has ways to go before they can live up to the top schools in the nation acheivement that they cling desperately to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2009

Alton High is a great learning environment! I'm especially proud of The Alton Marching 100 Band! These kids really work their butts off to be excellent for competitions!! The dedicated volenteers fund raise like crazy. We could really use some help! Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I am a sophomore at Alton High.I love the amount of music programs they offer here.There is a club for evey student and our class president is great.Alton High has many things to offer.I have gotten along with every teacher and administrater i have talked to and I have learned so much my freshmen year.Alton High school made me come out of my shell,I use to be a very shy person but being here at this school made me realize that everyone has problems and things they dont like about them selves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

Best place to spend 4 years of my life. Teachers are wonderful and friendly and its a great learning environment.


Posted September 12, 2007

One of my granddaughters graduated last spring, and another is a Sophomore at Alton. They moved from CA 3 years ago, and all I can say is that they improved with attitude toward learning, proving it could be done. The graduate actually finished a semester early, where she was dropping grades out here. Different area, different attitude, different goals, and no doubt different parental involvement that goes beyone 'cater to my child'. Thanks so very much, Grateful Grammy


Posted February 24, 2006

I am a graduate of Alton High School, and I truly think it is a great school for a student willing to take advantage of the opportunities it offers. When I left, we had the best music program in the state and the number four math department. There are a great number of courses available, particularly through the Honors program. There are at least a dozen AP courses, again, if one is willing to take the time to research them, and there are dual credit courses available through the local community college. I really enjoyed my time at AHS, and would recommend it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 27, 2005

I go to this school, and to tell you the truth sometimes I don't feel all that safe at Alton High. It seems to me that the staff is lacking in this aspect of my school life. Sincerly, A concerned student
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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41%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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44%

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37%

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54%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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41%

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35%

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45%
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

Math

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black16%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income23%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
Black25%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income30%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female37%
Male45%
Black18%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Low income26%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

81.9%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 51%
Black 31% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Russell Tepen

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4200 North Humbert Road
Alton, IL 62002
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Phone: (618) 474-2700

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