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Beecher City Jr-Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 187 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 27, 2014

The math cirriculum is the only subject up to par with the rest of the UA in terms of preparing the students for college. The administration is lazy and unwilling to better any aspect about the school. There is no supervision of teachers by the administration so the teachers (with exception of the math program) are also lazy and unmotivated to do anything to help the students. The school board is sorely out of touch with the needs of the students and community. There are very few dual credit classes so the students are forced to take the same classes in college that they take in high school. The parents and other volunteers are rarely utilized as the staff does not want anyone to see their lack of enthusiasm. If you have a choice, do not bring your child into this type of environment. Altamont, Effingham, or Teutopolis offer a much better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

The teachers are not much more than babysitters, and being different is not tolerated. So as long as your a hick or a preppy sports kid, you'll
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

I went to this school and I saw that someone said that they are tolerant of new students... that's a lie. As a half Hispanic I was picked on tortured and just plain ostracized by the student and most of the staff. They where not at all understanding and in most ways they where patronizing not only to me but to my family. The Beecher City school is not well maintained and personally I would home-school my kids before I would allow them anywhere near this school! The staff doesn't care about the students and the students there are cruel and when you try to stand up for yourself you get ISS or "lunch detention" its sad the school needs to either be closed down or something because it stinks! The curriculum there is substandard and if you ask a question in class you will be publicly humiliated so it was better not to try.


Posted October 27, 2010

Beecher City offers alot for a small school. We have a strong Math program. It's tuff, but ask those who enter college how it helped them? Sports, we have a lot to offer there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

Great quality educators. I think this small town school provides an excellent education with very caring teachers. It is nice to see students so accepting to new students. I think the parent involvement is much higher in this small school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

On a 1 to 10 scale i would give this school a 3. The reason for the three would be the lack of excitement this school has in comparison to Effingham High School or Teutopolis High School or any other school located in the limits of Effingham County. This school also does not offer any music programs to 7th to 12th graders. Also, the school does not offer any college prep classes to my knowledge.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income50%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income50%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

All Students64%
Female80%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income60%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female73%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income47%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low incomen/a
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female44%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low incomen/a
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low incomen/a
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

91.2%


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

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

3 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 99% 51%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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438 Illinois 33
Beecher City, IL 62414
Phone: (618) 487-5117

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