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Elmwood Park High School

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Posted July 22, 2007

The school has highly qualified teachers.Over 85% of the student body is involved with some sort of extra activity. It is just a great place to learn.
—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.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income54%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male46%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income50%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income36%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities53%
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

85.2%


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 60% 51%
Hispanic 23% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 0%
Black 4% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. James Jennings

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • College/career center
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Computer animation
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8201 West Fullerton Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: (708) 452-7272

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