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East St Louis Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1391 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2012

I am a senior at East Side and its not as bad as it seems. The problem is that teachers are giving up. All the teachers say is "no matter what you do ill still get a paycheck"...thats where the problem starts. The students only do what the staff let them do. It is coming to a change but only slowly. -Class of 2012
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2010

i have been at east.st.louis senior high school for 4years and so far its not a bad school its just alot of fightinq maybe if they stop fightinq it would be a better school...lovinq da life...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

As both parent & teacher, I have seen a lot of issues dealt with from both sides. I can say this, the problems that arise stem from two things...no parental involvement & politics. Maybe if the actual education of all students was considered, we'd be ok.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

This is my 3rd yr in the school and yet the years get worst. They now have a new policy for juniors. If you don't pass the PSAE, you will not receive your diploma when you walk across the stage. you will only receive certificate of attendence. And you will only hav 4 years in the school. If you don't have all your credits and your 4th year went by, you will no longer go to the school again.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

I think East Side is an out of control school.The teacher nor the principal have control over the school.The kids walk the halls after the bell ring be late for class .They should have kept the Lincoln high school and not combine those school together thats was a big mistake.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

I currently attend East St.Louis Senior High School. I have been going here for three years now and East Side is a good school. The media make this school look bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

For 1 this is a great school. The parents always talk about what's wrong with the school they never talk about the good things that come from the school. They never talk about how the school is trying to keep us teens off the streets. This year the even added an extra sport to the extra curriculums. Now i dont see any reviews about that. Now i am sick and tired of people always putting our school down. I am proud of where i am from and what i have accomplished from East Saint Louis Senior High School. I think if people don't want their kids to be influenced by this kind of behavior they should not send them there. They know what they are putting there kids in when they enroll them. This really makes me mad when I hear our own parents putting our school down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2005

I am at East Side everyday and the parent principal involvement is poor. PTA information is poor. Where is the school song? It use to be mandatory for us to sing the school song at every assembly, game, or any function. I always see the boys wearing their pants off of their butts. I also think that some of the girl wear their skirts too short. No wonder the kids can't concentrate on school work. These are some of the bad things that I see. There are still a lot of positive things that go on at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

I previously attended East St Louis High school, my freshmen,sophmore, and beginning of my Junior year. I'm currently in my senior year attending Lincoln High School in SD for better chances at college acceptance. I was placed in Honors so, my teachers were great at teaching about many aspects of life. Not, all were as compassionate about there jobs, some would work with you untill you understood, while others probably cared less if you even came to class. When telling students or teachers that I went to E side High they immediately go to the negative. The education mentality of teachers and students has sadly diminished in the years. Education, no longer the main objective of school, it seems as their focas on disapline.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2005

I attend this school for 4 years of my life and it was not bad it was school. Of course bad things happened but bad things happen at every school.I did good at school,and in my studies also. It was just highschool and all the pressure and stress that comes with it. It was just LIFE!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2005

i think this is a great school but the teachers there should express more intrest in the students instead of the salaries they make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

I think that, East Side, may not be a perfect school. But look at other schools. They aren't perfect either and I mean that, all schools are not perfect, including the ones where you have to pay thousands of dollars for. I think that since this is a predominantly black school. People automatically think that, this school is full of gangs, and fights, it is not. There are students, who actually want to further along their education, and go on to bigger and better things. But, the fact of where we are, people will not give us the chance to do it. You have alot of smart people at this school. Who have gotten turned down alot. Just because of the history of East Side and what people have sterotyped East Side as. Like they say. Never judge a book by its cover.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2004

From my point of view having children graduate at the top of their class in 1999, 2001 and 2004. I think its a good school. Its not the teachers fault its the parents fault for having disrespectful children and not teaching them right from wrong. The parents who children are always in fights always want to blame the administrators and the teachers for how they raised their chidren. I want to tell the school and the teachers to keep doing what your doing and teach those who want to be taught, because there is no student who dont want an educaution they just want to have fun while they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

I'm one of the few white people in the school and everybody saying how unsafe it is and I agree but you gotta be able to defend yaself or this aint the place for ya. The education aint as good as it should be and i think it should be better but it aint like teachers and administration care. They just wanna stay as far away as they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2004

There isn't anything wrong with the school per say, but improvements could be made toward poor curricular areas such as math and science. I was in the graduating class of 2002, and I remember East Side being a great place. I'm not saying it was the best, but if your child was strong emotionally he/she could tolerate East Sides's ups and downs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2004

East Side, just like every other school, has it's good points and bad. Trying to place the blame on one element, i.e. teachers, administrations, or 'gangs', is inappropriate and self defeating. The school can definitely use improvements in many areas such as safety and quality of books, among other things. It's easy to say the administration and faculty are the problem, but the truth is that the problem stems from the condition of the entire city of East Saint Louis. The bottom line is that the school is good for the purpose of getting an adequate education if the students there chooses it. Many students who have attended East Side have gone on to prosper in many ways. The students and the parents need to know they get out of East Side and life for that matter, what they put into it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 10, 2004

This school is a haven of horrors! If you enjoy sending your child into a war zone where he or she will literally fight for his or her life, send them to East Side. If you child is attacked by one of the many girl gangs who freely roam the school looking for trouble, do not expect the administration to deal with the gang! You should expect your child to be sent home for three days, while the gang-bangers are returned to class with no consequences for their actions. The metal detectors are completely useless, because security ignores the beep when people pass. No one is stopped or questioned about what is on their person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

I am a 1969 graduate of east side and three of my children are past graduates (1999,2001,2004). They are all productive,happy,young men and women. They were taught by dedicated teachers and encouraged by caring members of the support staff. If a child has a sincere thirst for knowledge, shows a respectful manner toward their peers and respects authority, neither poor school administors nor safety issues will interfere with their educational goals. All teachers aren't teachers, all administrators aren't qualified but if the parent and child are in one accord about the goals expected of them, their mission is less bothersome and their focus is clearer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

As a former PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) President, I find that East St. Louis Senior High School has a great deal of progress to make. Trememdous strides have been made, but, much work still remains. The change must start at the top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

This school is not very good on the educational front, nor does my child feel safe at school. They are very disorganized, and I wouldn't recommend sending your child to this school unless you absolutely had to.


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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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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 Students6%
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Male8%
Black5%
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Low income6%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities6%
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Reading

All Students14%
Female17%
Male12%
Black14%
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Low income14%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities17%
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Science

All Students7%
Female6%
Male8%
Black6%
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Low income7%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities7%
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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%
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Average ACT score

15

Graduation rate

66.6%


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

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4901 State Street
East Saint Louis, IL 62205
Phone: (618) 646-3700

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