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Reed-Custer High School

Public | 9-12 | 535 students

 
 

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Posted August 18, 2009

This school is very good. I felt that my child received an excellent education. The curriculum is rigorous and prepares students for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

The education received by all four of my children has been above expectation. Thanks to the caring staff for all they have been and done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

I attended RCHS from 98-01. Overall, RCHS has a great academic record turning out some very good students. One should realize, however, that a district and school that small provides few opportunities to excel outside of the community. Having lived there for over 18 years, there have been only a couple of students from each class to really excel post-graduation. Opportunities for athletc and academic acknowlegement is slim when compared to bigger schools and cities. All in all, students have the opportunity for a great education. On a side note, it should be known that the area has been battling some very serious drug issues throughout the school and community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2005

I attended Reed-Custer from K-11, and there's only one good thing that this school has and that's money. I did continue on with my education no thanks to this school, considering the assistant principal told me to just quit. When I began college I was put in the low english and math classes, because I had not been taught properly in high school. This is the worst school you could put your child in, please do not make the same mistake my parents did.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

This was a great school. Just big enough to not feel that you were being singled out and just small enough to be a part of any crowd that you wanted.
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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52%

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57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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55%

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66%

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45%

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51%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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66%

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62%

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50%

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60%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income49%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female52%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income49%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income54%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities76%
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%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92.4%


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 94% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Braidwood, IL 60408
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