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Foreman High School

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Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I been here 4 years most il learn when i leave and use for my daily life is read ,write and math i coulda left 8th grade with that seriously a waste of 4years i should of went to a tech school instead and actually learned a trade or skills il use in the real world..thanks cps system i have great grades and test scores and most colleges seem to deny me why maybe because my diploma will read foreman h.s
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2014

This school is taking many baby steps towards becoming a better place for learning. There are students with great potential and many end up at top colleges locally and nationally. This school lacks of parental support, so parents, rather than critique, join and be present. Many teachers work diligently and arduous to support the student body. The administration could do a better job fostering, identifying, supporting and understanding the essentials needs of the majority Hispanic population. Students and teachers are sure trying to improve the school. The school needs consistent and strong leadership, not enabling administrators and absentee parents. To make this school a better place parents must actively participate assuming responsibility along with the teachers. To those who criticize, must walk on the shoes of the many teachers that in a daily basis spend more than 8 hours a day acting as surrogate parents in addition to teaching . Our school population does need a positive change in school culture. CPS needs to seriously invest in neighborhood schools- they are rough gems.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2013

I go to this school. It's a level 2 school now cause of the new principal. They have put alarms on all exit doors so no kid could ditch class. Only the center and auditorium doors are unlocked. They also hired new security and changed the school a lot. It's not that bad of a school I just wish they improve the conditions of the school. It seriously needs air conditioning for one thing.


Posted November 18, 2012

my son goes there now and long story short does not do any homework ever arrives late on a daily basis and cuts regularly and still manages to be a senior after 3 years of this behavior you would think he would not have made it to senior but he has this will not be benificial for his adult life im sure.THIS SCHOOL IS A BIG JOKE! and dont get me started on the thug mentality of the youth there. the school does not deserve any stars at all in its ratings
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

I use to go to this school. And to this day I don't understand why they haven't closed it down. With how inadequate the material being taught and how the students can get away with almost anything ( for the right price ( yes students pay the security to look the other way when their doing something they know they shouldn't be)). The point of schooling is to learn and prepare the youth to take control when it's time for thier generation to be lead our nation. Foreman high school hasn't/isn't and probably won't be the best providing a quality education for the leaders of tomorrow. EAMA


Posted April 25, 2010

This is a great neighborhood school. The assistant principal works closely with the students and the parents. When I enrolled my children he took the time to speak with us. Everytime I come in he is so busy but he still takes the time to speak to me. My children were scared at first but they love the school and are happy to be there than the other schools. For this type of school it is great! I get phone calls from the teachers all the time and they are helpful. I wish they would give more homework and have more chances for kids after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

Foreman is fun!!!!! Its great, classes are good, the teacher are nice and caring. the problem is that some student are disrepectful to student and teachers, and gangs are not really a problem. just don't come and show your tattoos that disrepectful to rival gangs. the dicipline is the good they jump right-o-way. fights beween gangs or student aren't alot. but on freshy friday the are. freshman get pick on that day pretty bad. but foreman is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

The administration is incompetent. The academic programs are very poor. Discipline is practically nonexistent. The school is not safe.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 3, 2008

this school is cool it is excellent
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2007

it is all within the students mind and up to themselves to take advantage of what is offered at this school. I graduated from there not long ago and I now have my Bachelor Degree from a top university. I came into this school without speaking a word of English and graduated knowing enough to survive in a college campus. There are great people working here every day, trying to improve the lives of the students, it is up to them to take in what is being taught to them. Closed minds are like dead ships anchored in the desert, it is time to open ourselves to a sea of possibilities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

Foreman has a good strong programs in AP. Excellent dedicated teachers in most areas. The foreign Language Department is lacking. Science and history Departments are very good.
—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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20%

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21%

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18%

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10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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13%

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17%

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15%

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11%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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8%

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12%

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9%

2010

 
 
10%
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 Students20%
Female16%
Male24%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income21%
Non-low income16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Female16%
Male11%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income14%
Non-low income11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students8%
Female6%
Male9%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Low income8%
Non-low income8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities8%
English language learners0%
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

52.5%


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
Hispanic 77% 24%
Black 17% 18%
White 4% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Daniel S Zimmerman

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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