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Central High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 2, 2014

I don't even know what to say besides this is literally the worst school on the face of the earth. DONT BRING YOUR KIDS HERE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2010

Great fine arts program, great teachers, excellent community. We'll stay in the district for all of our kids, so they can have quality education and teachers that actually care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

I graduated from this school 4 years ago and I can honestly say that this is a wonderful school to have gone to. The teachers are great and the students are amazing. As far as the comment saying there is not enough Hispanics I understand it is rough being out of place but it is in the country not a urban setting.. In all the school has prepared me for college and I will be graduating this spring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

I would rate Central a 5 out of 5 based on the schools performance on standardized tests, the faculty, the administration, and the support of the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Central High School is a diamond in the rough. It's academic rigor is second to none which is one of the main reasons the average ACT score is so high. There is significant student body participation in extracurricular activities...sports as well as fine arts. The stands are always full of students and parents when there is a weekend football or basketball game. There is significant community involvement and support in the school. The school is not very diverse so that is one negative, but there are many new homes being built in the district so this should change over the next five years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

I personally don't like this school because its too boring. I am hispanic and there aren't very many hispanic people in that school. I like the teachers though they help you a lot.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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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67%

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70%

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75%

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67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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71%

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71%

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70%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
72%

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71%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income59%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income82%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income65%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities70%
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%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

94.3%


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 77% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Burlington, IL 60109
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