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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 362 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 30, 2014

Do not send your child here. Teachers only care about themselves. And don't even get me started on the careless bus drivers. I've never experienced a school like this in my life. Teachers that don't care about their students and bus drivers that drive like their in their own personal bus race, and will sit outside of houses of their own personal friends for ten or more minutes to wait for kids, but won't wait for some kids that are walking too slowly down a driveway. Playing a radio and not stopping at stop signs is too risky for my taste. If this school had more responsible people working here and not small town minded people that only look out for their own friends, this might not be so bad....but they don't, and it is bad!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

I can't believe I'm saying this but I actually regret leaving this school because the school I went to did not have near the academic requirements. Cental has some of the best teachers I have ever met.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2006

Academic programs at central are rather high quality and the building recently had a 13 million dollar addition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I assume if the feeling of 1984 in the hallways is wanted, then Central High School is the choice indeed. Hallways patrolled by a Dean who doesn't deserve an income that well, makes his living by creating his own rules. Very Authoritarian man indeed who feels he must hold down the student body by throwing kids out of school for what use to be petty acts of insubordination. Not to mention the schools budget crisis. If I were new to the area, I'd send my kid to any school but this one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

This school has many opportunities that a chold needs, they help you learn new things as going through life, they have an excellent principal that helps your child whenever he/she gets hurt.
—Submitted by a student


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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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56%

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64%

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51%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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57%

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63%

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59%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income46%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female72%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income50%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female66%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income54%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities63%
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

83.3%


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 93% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1134 3100 North
Clifton, IL 60927
Phone: (815) 694-2321

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