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East Leyden High School

Public | 9-12 | 1706 students

 

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Posted March 11, 2014

Leyden is a good school but they need to work on some things. There are all types of teachers some are better than others. Even if teachers are considered to be role models I believe they still make mistakes. It is normal to make mistakes because is our nature of being humans. I believe that they should help there student more often and more then they already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

It may seem harsh giving this school a low rating but I currently attend here and I don't find anything real special about it. You have the kids that judge you and the teachers.. Some actually teach while some don't and for juniors and seniors they don't really give support for college. I wasn't too thrilled at all with this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2014

East Leyden provides students the opportunities to be successful if they choose to be. The school offers a lot of AP classes for the students. It appears the school has an inverse bell curve, either the students are extremely bright or not, being average is not the norm. The teachers are very good and helpful, for the most part. The school does not know how to schedule tests/exams to get the best from their students, for example multiple tests on one day and none the day before or after, spread it out to give to students a chance to do better. The school district needs to work on the improving parent involvement and school pride. Overall, it is a good school that can easily become a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

This school is the best. I love it here, the teachers respect you if you respect them. Homework is substantial. And here at East, we have over 50 clubs! And over 15 sports!


Posted May 24, 2013

This is a great school for many reasons. The classes offered here are varied, and they offer challenging honors and AP classes. No matter which kind of class you're in, though, teachers expect a lot out of you. 80% of the the teachers here (if I remember correctly) have their masters degree, and they know their stuff. Leyden high school is one of the highest paying school districts in the state, so they expect a lot from the teachers they employ--and they do a fantastic job. Teachers here truly care about the students, but sometimes students don't take advantage of the education they are getting-- but this happens at every school, right? The school offers TONS of extracurriculars, and they also have a phenomenal ACT Prep program here (which helped raise my ACT score by 4 points). I'm proud to be a graduate of East Leyden High School. I truly learned a lot, and I was well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2008

The level is low....But noting special at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Trying to maintain high standards but with a high ESL program it is difficult. Extracurricular activities are many and vaired. Anything a highschool aged person could be interested in is offered...from sports to chess clubs. Something for all ethnic groups too. Parental involvement is always welcome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

East Leyden High School is an average school. Recently, there have been changes in the teaching staff as many of the older teachers have retired. Their test scores compared to other area high schools are lower and they do not focus the child on obtaining a college education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Great after school activities. Many good classes and an excellent technology department.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

You have taken a lot of time to get the parents involved in activities and whats going on with their children, It is wonderful.


Posted June 18, 2003

My son was attending this school for two years(2000-2002).It was the best school any of my children was ever going to. Great teachers, and principle. Maybe parents should be more involved in activities in school and progress.


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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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44%

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54%

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55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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51%

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43%

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46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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47%

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49%

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53%

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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 Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian47%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income37%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income42%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian53%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income39%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners5%
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

20

Graduation rate

86.8%


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 48% 51%
Hispanic 46% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jason Markey

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3400 Rose Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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Phone: (847) 451-3023

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