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Dwight High School

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Posted March 31, 2011

The Dwight School system provides students with a quality education. The faculty are well-qualified and took a personal interest in my children and their academic success. In addition to challenging course work, the students have access to many extra-curricular possibilities - especially given the size of the school and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

I am a proud graduate of Dwight Township High School. The education I received there prepared me to move on to a large university with confidence. I was encouraged to strive for excellence and to "push my limits," in order to fulfill my potential. Teachers recognize the abilities and affinities of each individual student and help to guide them to become the best student and citizen they can be.


Posted March 30, 2011

We moved into the town of Dwight so that our two sons could attend Dwight Township High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Great school. Creates not only fantastic athletes, but fantastic students. One of the most helpful staffs you will find.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

My son and daughter are students of Dwight Township High School. I have been very happy with the faculty and staff. They offer many different clubs and activities for the students to participate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

It's small enough so that the staff gets to know the individual students, and it has a great special education Life Skills class -- which other districts send their special-needs students to, as well.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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56%

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65%

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54%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
68%

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48%

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 Students53%
Female63%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income33%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income33%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female63%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income25%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
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

21

Graduation rate

78.9%


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 92% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Dan Kaiser

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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801 South Franklin Street
Dwight, IL 60420
Phone: (815) 584-6201

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