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West Central High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted February 17, 2014

The leadership and staff at West Central have the best interests of the students at heart. It is a proactive district and one that I am proud my child attends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

Change is difficult. This consolidation has shown that it can work and be beneficial for the students. It is sad that some aren't willing to understand that when making changes it involves some trial and error. The board, administration, and faculty continue to work hard to provide a quality education for their children. Yes, the high school struggled at first, but they have made great strides to improve.


Posted September 11, 2010

One of the WORST schools I have ever put my children in. They demean the students. The Teachers do not allow their high school students to leave the lunch table unless they beg to go to the restroom. They are not allowed to talk during their lunch hour, now may I remind you these are High School students we are talking about. I have seven children and unfortunatly did not move soon enough for three of my children. I am now in a top school system and what my fifth grader is learning is what my three children learned their senior year. BE AWARE!!! If you want your child to get an education dont put them in W.Central High... ALLE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

The consolitation of Union and Southern School District took place 4 years ago to become West Central School District. The Elementary and Middle schools are doing well. The atmosphere and enviornment forthe students is friendly and caring. The High School is struggling somewhat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

A great school district with a awesome board and administration team in place . they could use some work in the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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39%

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45%

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37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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71%

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60%

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51%

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53%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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47%

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49%

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43%

2010

 
 
47%
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%
Female61%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income29%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income57%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female54%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income29%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
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

18

Graduation rate

81.5%


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 95% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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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Biggsville, IL 61418
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