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Cuba Sr High School

Public | 9-12 | 149 students

 
 

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Posted March 29, 2011

Amazing, 30 + years and Cuba still has not changed one bit. They still think it is more important to have the right clothes, name , money and the popularity than it is to get a GOOD education. Apparently Cuba School District DID NOT get the memo of NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND. I attended this school 30 years ago and just learned trying to enroll my grandson in this district that the principal does not follow thru with what he says he will do. He does however, dress very well. I hope that is enough to get the Cuba students in College.


Posted June 3, 2010

This school DOES NOT prepare students for the future. The academics do not meet standards compared to other schools. I don't know if it's lack of funding that has made this what I would consider a "crisis" situation or just too many years of things being done t he same way. The Board has some new members, but so far, nothing has changed. Hiring new leadership has proven to be a negative change as well. This school has become a place where no student wants to be. The kids have nothing there. They do not learn what they should. I think our history of scores show that. What is ever done about it? As a parent, you cannot get help. Everything is made about as difficult as it can be. Nobody is willing to listen or make positive changes. Nobody cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

I am a student here and I love this school, but I think the Principal needs to chill out. He is not layed back and he needs to be. The reason for this is because he gives way too many detentions, suspensions, etc. This school is great for slackers, but that's only my opinion. I am a really good student, and have straight A's, but this school doesn't try it's hardest. I know, We used to have a real big problem with the 'popular/jock/dance force' being treated special, but it has sort of simmered down since last year. I understand that all schools are like that, but I much happier going to school here than I would be going to Canton school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

Principal has been a good addition but the curriculum still needs a lot of work. The students do not get what they need in order to make the college transition flow more smoothly. One student had never touched a microscope before going to college! There is no workable website, although it's been promised for years with a lot of excuses why it's not there. Some of the classes do not have adequate textbooks and materials. LOTS of room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

I love going to school here and for the record our principal does attend our music productions. He is also very strict. I love attending school here and like the block schedule.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2009

Cuba Middle-Senior High School was a great place for me to pursue my academic career. As a student, I came from a much larger high school before arriving in Cuba. To the people saying that only the jocks and 'pretty' girls get all the attention. Really? That's what high school has always been; Full of shallow, manipulative people. But what matters is that there are educators present who treat you with dignity and respect. Mr. Moyes, Mrs. Smysor, Mrs. Semande, Mrs. Boucek, all of these educators gave me a renewed hope in academia and, quite frankly, turned me into a productive member of society. I would gladly send my daughter to this school, and never bat an eyelash about the decision.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2008

Cuba offers a demanding, diverse curriculum with great extracurricular activities. He feels it is a safe, learning environment where all children are treated fairly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Outstanding school. Cuba has excellent teachers, students, and principal. They are making great strides in academics and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Cuba middle/ high school has a discipline problem. Popular kids are treated 'Special' and get more attention.Principal has never shown up to a music department or drama event, but is very sport minded.Teachers are having trouble controlling class rooms. This school has a block A,B, days which gives students time to goof-off more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

I think that we need to get a new principal. At lease our last principal Mrs. Coleman went to our chorus and drama plays! All this principal cares about is sports, sports, sports! No time for Music or Drama.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

Cuba Middle/Senior High School is defined by the student's status. If the student is not popular, pretty, on the dance force, or a jock, he/she does not stand a chance. Many of the teachers show favoritism toward the popular students, while looking down their nose at the others. This is not acceptable. Each student should be treated equally, not based on how popular he/she is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

With the help of a new principal, Mr. Willis, the school is finally getting into shape, but it still needs some major work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2007

This school is awesome has a great staff. We maybe little but we sure are might !
—Submitted by a student


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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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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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33%
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 Students38%
Female47%
Male32%
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White38%
Low income43%
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Students without disabilities45%
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Reading

All Students52%
Female65%
Male44%
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White52%
Low income52%
Non-low income52%
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Students without disabilities61%
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Science

All Students43%
Female59%
Male32%
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White43%
Low income43%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
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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26%
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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

89.2%


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 99% 51%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20325 North State Route 97
Cuba, IL 61427
Phone: (309) 785-5023

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