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Atwood Hammond High School

Public | 9-12 | 127 students

 
 

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Posted June 29, 2007

Looking back at my High School career I can't complain a bit. With great memories of Harris's at Lunch hour and teachers like Mr. Shirley I will always have fond memories. I was a Hammonite and was accepted with open arms. Barely graduating was a blessing and I am also gonna be proud of my roots there at AHHS Rajahs Forever!!! Kris(DunkMan)Binder
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2005

As alumni of Atwood-Hammond, I would like to say that I am very proud of where I came from. The community is a excellent place to raise a family. Although the school currently lacks a strong administration their are some excellent young teachers on the staff. Granted being a small school you are not provided with all of the opportunies in Curriculum and extracurricular activities that one can get at say a larger school. However, I can assure you that when I attended college I was much more well prepared for what was to come than most of my fellow students. Furthermore, the biggest problem with Atwood-Hammond Schools maybe that there is too much parent involvement. As a coach's son and brother of another coach I have seen this first hand. However, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives and Atwood-Hammond is a school worth attending.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 16, 2005

As a graduate, parent, taxpayer and supporter of A-H, I find the Administration, Teachers and Staff to be dedicated individuals who give their time and talent towards the educational advancement of our youth. As a life-long citizen of Atwood and as a current school board member I find our educational curriculum to be average considering the financial condition of our district. The district has outstanding facilities and the students have a great school spirit. We have a 100% graduation rate. I find that those who bad mouth their local school district based upon wild accusations and believe that the total worth of a district is based upon whoever is Superintendent or Principal is lacking in common sense and credibility; especially when they are willing to put their name behind their comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

This school is very close minded and I have to say that I did not enjoy anything about attending this school. Atwood Hammond High School is slightly reminiscent of the Salem Witch Trials, at least much more so than it is of a decent Public School district. Besides all of that their two best teachers are gone. Most of us former students long for the days of former principal Todd Pence. Fortunatly for him though, he's moved on to bigger and better things. I would rate A-HHS with an F -
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2004

I do not believe that Atwood-Hammond fosters an intellectually or emotionally diverse environment, and this school is not particularly open to exceptional students
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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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36%

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55%

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46%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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44%

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41%

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73%

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48%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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42%

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38%

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54%

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48%
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 Students36%
Female47%
Male26%
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White35%
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Non-low income41%
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Students without disabilities42%
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Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female59%
Male32%
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Native Americann/a
White44%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
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%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

89.7%


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 96% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Po Box 890
Atwood, IL 61913
Phone: (217) 578-2226

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