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Beecher High School

Public | 9-12 | 376 students

 
 

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Posted October 19, 2013

I had to transfer out of this school after two of the worst years of my life. The teachers are inconsiderate and unhelpful. The principal is a joke and did not help me when I was continuously being harassed by other students nor when I returned after facing a family emergency. The teachers will not make time to help you and one claimed to me he was "too busy to tutor me". Do not enroll your kids in this school unless you want them to experience 4 of the most horrendous years of their lives in which they feel miserable and alone as opposed to 4 years they should be enjoying and actually learning during their time in school.


Posted August 16, 2013

This school sucks. The teachers don't help you if you being bulled. They have cut alot of classes. They can't even maintain a Spanish teacher. Spanish is the only foreign language we can take. If your think of moving here think again it's a terrible school. They could make the school better by gettin more foreign language options and bring back more classes.


Posted September 29, 2011

This school when it comes to a learning curriculum, is pretty good one of the best in Illinois. However this school has one of the worst bullying problems i have ever experienced. Six years that are supposed to be some of the best of your life, ruined by the schools inability to acknowledge and deal with the problems. I not only went to different teachers, but also the deans and principals and nothing was done. i have now moved to a much better school. but i am still haunted by the memories of Beecher High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

I am also a student at Beecher High School. We have A-B scheduling, which is four different classes everyother day, each class being 82 minutes long. Many teachers do not put in their overall effort into the learning enviroment, and they think with 82 minutes they have time to relax and check up on things, instead of applying knowledge into the students. Hopefully next years schedule change will whip the teachers into shape, for alot of them lack in the teaching portion. Other than that, the teachers are all well educated and friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

I am a student here at Beecher High School and I like going to school here. I feel safe in the environment and I also feel that the teachers here are very one on one. They are willing to help you when ever you need it.
—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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48%

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58%

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62%

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63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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61%

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65%

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60%

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66%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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58%

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70%

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65%

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72%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income64%
Non-low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income71%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female53%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income64%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities65%
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

21

Graduation rate

96%


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 88% 51%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Black 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Beecher, IL 60401
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