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Eisenhower High School

Public | 9-12 | 981 students

 
 

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Posted October 13, 2009

I am a graduate of Eisenhower's class of 2008... I love the school the teachers and the staff... This school is more of a family with all the losses that we suffered during my time at EHS weather it be teachers or friends we still pulled together as a family and that is really important... The teachers and staff were more concerned with our futures and safety than they were about themselves... I cant thank the teachers and staff enough for the bright future they set in front of me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

EHS is an amazing school, I am a junior here now, and I love every minute of being here. True, we do have our faults, as every school does, but we get through it as a team, which is the most important and best thing we can do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2007

This school is a decent school. the true quality lies in the faculty. The instrumental Music department is exceptional, with Mrs. Walczyk leading the way towards a bright future for many aspiring musicians. The History and English departments are also high-quality with such teachers as Mr. Rusk, Mr. Sheppard, Mrs. Lohmann, Mr. Lybarger, and so on. The Math and Science departments are also very nice with many fun, yet highly educational teachers like Mr. Wilks and Mrs. Tate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2005

The music department is very good, especially the bands, hands down that Mrs. Waltcyzk is very good at what she does.
—Submitted by a former 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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18%

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22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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36%

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33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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21%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students18%
Female15%
Male23%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial24%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Low income15%
Not low income22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female38%
Male33%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial41%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Low income34%
Not low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female17%
Male27%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial24%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Low income19%
Not low income24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities24%
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

16

Graduation rate

62.3%


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
Black 46% 18%
White 46% 51%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Decatur, IL 62521
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