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Tri-City High School

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Posted July 8, 2009

I think Tri-City is a great school. I have 1 child that has already graduated from Tri-City and has gone on to a 4 year college. He has done quite well in college (Honors student, president of his fraternity, first-year student award). I also still have 2 students currently attending Tri-City schools. Tri-City does a great job at meeting the needs of a wide range of students. I feel that all 3 of my children ARE learning the life lessons that they need to be taught. I think there is a high level of parental involvement and many families take pride in our school and the accomplishments of our children. My husband and I are considering moving someday but, we won't be moving until after our youngest graduates from Tri-City. We want to be sure that he graduates from Tri-City and wouldn't dream of moving him into another school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I recentyl grduated form tri-city high school and I cna proudly say rthat it was the best time of my life. Though the school and surrounding towns are small I have bonds with everyone in the community and a great experience. Anyone can participate in anyhrting they wish to try. Its a great school, send your kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

I am a student here at Tri-city, and i am so grateful for the education supplied here. It is a very caring school, with excellent acedemic standards and to all of those parents and students who want to put down this school, wake up! This school is a great school. We are so much better than williamsville, or riverton, or any of those bigger schools who think they're better. Just because you don't agree with some of the things that goes on here, does not mean it is a terrible school. I am tired of hearing people bad mouth tri-city, and those people just need to get overthemselves. Now, we Tri-City students need to come together as a school, and believe in our school to be a success. Our sports teams can be pretty good. Show some spirit guys! Seriously!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2008

I am a 'past parent' of two children who graduated in the last 4 years. Both have gone on to college and are doing great. The small class size ensured that they received the individual attention needed in the classroom and also allowed them to participate in any sport they wanted. We were involved in the school activites for 15 years and loved every minute of it! I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

I am a parent of two children attending Tri City Jr/Sr. High. The school is small and the teachers are caring. The children are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, from music, to sports, to many varied clubs, and are made to hold a high level of academics in order to participate in after school events. Most every student at Tri-City is involved in after school actvities and maintains high academic success. The parents in the Tri City area are very involved and share a bond of student success. Keep up the good work, students, teachers and administrators at the Tri-City School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2005

Many students move into Tri-City High School, and then struggle academically due to the high standards expected there. The parents who complain are the ones who have low standards and even lower expectations for their own children. I am proud of the academic standards presented at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

Tri-City High School is not a good education for any child I have child that go there they don't the education they will need in life.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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47%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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39%

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58%

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45%
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 Students41%
Female33%
Male48%
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White42%
Low income20%
Not low income47%
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Students without disabilities50%
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Reading

All Students50%
Female52%
Male48%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Low income30%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female33%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income40%
Not low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
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

82.9%


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 98% 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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Buffalo, IL 62515
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