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Belvidere North High School

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Posted October 7, 2009

As a newer school, the focus on education is clear and the sports programs are valued. All the students always seem to be well behaved and I know my student is safe yet having fun too.
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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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50%

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51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students50%
Female44%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income33%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income44%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female47%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income32%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities57%
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

20

Graduation rate

79.5%


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 67% 51%
Hispanic 27% 24%
Black 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9393 Beloit Road
Belvidere, IL 61008
Phone: (815) 544-2636

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