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Antioch Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 1355 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2013

Great School! Teachers really care about the students and there are lots of great programs for students, as well as parents, to participate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Much like any high school in the country, there is a core group of kids with troubles (alcohol, drug use). Like anywhere else, you need to be an active parent, and advocate for your child. Do your job as a parent, be active in your childs life and they will do great. For the most part, ACHS has a great student body, and teachers that care. I am very pleased with the education and attention that my child receives. I've only encountered one tenured teacher who really needs to be gone. Those students that want to make more of their educational experience are given every opportunity and tool to do so. We are very happy with ACHS and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

This school needs a major overhaul, lots of Alcohol and drug usage. Not enough leadership. They really need to get rid of the bad teachers that can't teach. They are getting a new principal this summer and I hope he makes some major changes. There are a lot of student cliques. I am an experienced parent I have 3 children in this school, and hopefully not for long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

My daughter graduated from Antioch High last year. She was an honors students who was in 3 honors classes. Now she is excelling in college as a nursing student. I think ACHS is one of the better schools in Lake County. I also went to ACHS and graduated 20 years before my daughter and even 20 years ago, it was still one of the best in Lake County. I love this school and the staff is very nice and easy to get a hold of. ACHS has alot of classes that other high schools don't have like Psychology, that gives the students college credit. I give this school 5 out 5 stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Good school. I worked there for almost 6 years and loved it. The students are enjoyable and administration made tried to make the teachers' jobs more productive with their contributions.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 13, 2008

This school is amazing! i love it. It is so much better than lakes. Our school has so many great athletes and great all around students. Go Antioch Sequoit football! 11-0 baby!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

It has been a few years since I attended A.C.H.S. While I feel they had, and still have their share of drug problems, my major problem is their lack of a great curriculum. I attended A.U.G.S. where I was an honor roll student and as soon as I reached high school my grades started to plummet. I have spend the last few years trying to play catch up and after I finish college (I'm going for my education degree) I hope I can better prepare my students for these 4 tough years of their life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

My second son will graduate from ACHS this year. We are impressed with the school and the principal's hands on involvement. I have been on two parent groups and can attest to the school's commitment to scholastics with many award winning activities as well as an aggresive, proactive drug policy. We choose to live in Antioch because it offers a small town atmosphere with all the benefits of a larger, more expensive school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

I am a graduate of Antioch Community High School, and I must say that this school hardly prepared me for the challenges of college. I never had to attend class or do all of my homework assgnments in oreder to get an above average grade.


Posted February 14, 2007

This is a great school! They are constantly trying to improve their curriculum and offerings to help students excel.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2005

My freshman attends ACHS. Whether he graduates from there remains to be seen as I move frequently in my job. Either way the point is that there is no 'Utopia' when it comes to drugs and school. I grew up in NYC and my school was known as the 'Pill on the Hill'. Need I elaborate? In my travels I've seen numerous schools, and my children have attended numerous schools, and regardless of location unfortunately none are totally drug free. The best thing you can do for your children is to educate them on the dangers of drugs, peer pressure, and for you to be aware of the signs of drug use. I have known many home schooled children, guess what, they're not exempt from drug use either. If they really want to do it, they will. Advise to all, be an informed and active parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

I think this school needs to wake-up to the drug and alcohol problems in this school. the rest of my family will be home schooled because of the problems in this school. they are rated in the top 10 schools for problems with drugs and alcohol thats passing in these halls daily. where are the cops. i am totally disgusted with this school and would never recommend anyone to send there child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

I am a graduate of Antioch and I must say my high school years were not the greatest. I have spent much of my college life catching up where Antioch failed. It also does not help when you are a minority student. Staff does not teach tolerance, and you end up fending for yourself.
—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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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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67%

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61%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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73%

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51%

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60%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income56%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income56%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income58%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities73%
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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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

93.7%


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 84% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. John Whitehurst

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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1133 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Phone: (847) 395-1421

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