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Evergreen Park High School

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Posted October 22, 2013

This is a great "All-American" high school. They have put a great deal of money into modernizing the school in recent years. The faculty are very supportive and really care about the success of the students. This school deserves way more credit than it gets; I encourage residents to take a second look at EPHS especially if you haven't seen it in a while.


Posted August 23, 2013

Terrible, terrible school. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN AT THIS SCHOOL!!!!! THE STAFF STINKS AND THEY WANT MONEY, MONEY AND MONEY. TAKE MY ADVICE PLEASE SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

EPCHS is like a family to my children. I believe school is what you make it but when you have dedicated staff, teachers and volunteers to help guide our young adults it sure makes it easier to follow by example and be good citizens that will be a positive example to our younger children in the village and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Evergreen Park HS offers a broad range of activities for students to participate in. Academically, the school encourages taking advanced level courses by offereing dual enrollement courses (college credit is earned in addition to HS credit). The faculty, staff, administrators, and board all work together to serve the best interest of the students and the communitty. The school has spent considerable effort and dollars improving the building/grounds and offering residents an excellant option when it comes time to select a HS. No school is perfect, however in terms of a public option, EP ranks very highly.


Posted September 14, 2009

My child is in his second year at this school. Since he has been there he has nothing but good things to say about this school. To his knowledge he has not seen one fight or heard of any thefts in the school. No school is perfect, but for this to be a public institution it is very good academically. I would recommend this school to anyone. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

It may be too soon for an opinion but I love this school so far. My freshman has attended a catholic elementary school and for the 1st time in 8 yrs she likes school. Is there any more satisfaction a parent can get besides that!!! The dual enrollment courses are great as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

This school has good teachers and its has diversity. But lacks the communication with the minority students. My child loved her experience here, but school needs more info on the diffrent cultures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

This school is a joke hiding behind the fact that its in the suburbs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

I am not sure what the other reviewers are experiencing. My daughters educational and extraciricular experiences have been excellent. The school continually qualifies the senior class for millions of dollars in scholarship offers, and many classes qualify for dual gredits at the local community college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

The school overall is just ok. Check the web site, the lunch menu is for Aug. 06, the photos are from homecoming 2005. Using the block system is great. The after school activities are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

The atmosphere at the school has steadily gone downhill. I feel that student safety is a real issue at this school with open fights and thefts happening each day. The teachers are very good but the quality of students has rapidly declined which will eventually cause the good teachers to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

Well, as a student of evergreen park high school i would say that the education there is great, but it's the teachers who don't fully fullfill every student's need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2005

Quality of academics is good overall.Advanced Trig/Algebra teacher needs to listen to his students more.If you are having Honor students having a hard time in this class, change the teaching approach or find a new teacher. Weighted and unweighted grades,the honor or AP students get all 'B's' for a final grade get a 3.0 GPA while some of the regular students get 'A's' but have much easier classes get a 4.0 GPA that is not fair. The school should support the kids that play other sports that are not sancation, i.e Hockey, tennis, fencing. Fencing use to be tauhgt in gym class. They use the excuse of insurance. The school has it for other sports it supports. Like most schools you see the same parents all the time. There is to much poltics going on at the school at this time.This is a good school,but it can be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Overall, Evergreen Park is a good school. However, I don't think that the school is changing as fast as it should in relation to diversity. The number of minorities in the school has greatly increased, but the school continues to caterer to the 'majority' white student body. This is going to have to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

Evergreen Park High School is a well rounded high school for the area which is surrounded by well known private high schools-McAuley, Br. Rice, Marist. EPCHS's student population is not very large (940) which gives the school a tight-knit feel. Unlike other big h.s you are able to probably talk to everyone in your class (2006). The athletics is not as good-basketball, football-as previous years but they're still trying. The school is also becoming more diverse w/ more students transferring in but they are strict on 'actually living' in Evergreen Park. Even though many ppl dont know about EPCHS yet it will be a school with rank soon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

evergreen is a very good school but I hear that that the new prinicipal is very strict on the kids.
—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.

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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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45%

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51%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income43%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income48%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male51%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income36%
Non-low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
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%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

86.9%


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 54% 51%
Black 29% 18%
Hispanic 15% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • William J Sanderson

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9901 South Kedzie Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Phone: (708) 424-7400

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