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Eureka High School

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Posted January 24, 2014

This school is great, academically, but they're way too involved and centered around sports teams. I played for the Varstiy football team last year, in which we went 2-7. We haven't made the playoffs since 2007. With that, they bought brand new bleachers, a new track, new football uniforms, and yet, couldn't meet requirements on the Special Ed programs, which my little sister is in, cutback, force retired, fired, and/or transferred Special Ed/Alternative Ed teachers, within the last 4 years. Our textbooks are falling apart and outdated to the point, where our math teachers must duct tape books back together. They also do not pay enough attention to the low grade students, as they just put them in APEX classes and/or put them in classes that allows you to earn all the credits you need to graduate, in one school year, My friend, Alex, is earning 9 credits by this. She's a senior and is 9 credits shy of graduating as she transferred from Normal West, by getting expelled. I do not recommend parents' with lower GPA and/or credit kids to come here, to reach their potential. They'll just pass them on and not even try to work with them. Most teacher's however, are exceptional and qaulified
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2010

This is an exceptional school. It offers so many dual credit college/high school AP classes. This helps many kids who otherwise would not have the confidence or money to go to college to get a headstart. It really helped me, as well as my siblings. Don't let the 'small town' status of Eureka deceive you. It has many over educated, well traveled teachers.


Posted June 7, 2009

This school has been nothing but a disappointment. The administration staff and counslors are uninterested in the child's best interest and sucess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

Because EHS offers so many dual credit classes (classes that count toward college hours and high scholl credits), students are able to get a jump start on their college education as well as fufill graduating requirements. Many people have completed as much as year of college in these classes, and EHS is one of the very few high schools that offer dual credit classes and the amount of dual credit classes in Illinois


Posted December 3, 2007

Knowing my daughter is getting the best education Illinois public schools has to offer just assures me that her future will be a bright one! I'm glad that EHS has so many dedicated teacher that are willing to take the time to care for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

This school is great! We're good at sports and everyone gets along well. It's the best school around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2004

I love this school! There are so many different classes to take and there is so much school spirit.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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63%

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70%

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69%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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66%

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65%

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72%

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69%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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71%

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75%

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77%

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69%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income32%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income39%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income54%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities78%
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

96%


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 95% 51%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Richard C Wherley

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200 West Cruger Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: (309) 467-2361

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