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Galatia High School

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4 stars

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted March 22, 2011

I just want to say that I'm a graduate from this school in 1992. For anybody worried about the lack of small-town school opportunities, I'll tell you the truth. I was a highly gifted art student, and there was not adequate classes available for my abilities. So the administration created a custom curriculum for me, created the classes I needed, and saw to it that I graduated with the education that I desired. I now work in Television as a creative services writer and producer. My successful career led me to work in Tucson, Arizona, Raleigh, North Carolina, and I now work in Sacramento California. I never saw a lack of opportunity. I just went out and grabbed it. A few years ago I drove through Galatia on a road trip. It was eerie standing outside that old gray building after nearly twenty years. On my way out of town I stopped for gas, and there was my old retired principal. I apologized to him for being a troublemaker (believe me... I was) and he told me he remembered none of that, and all that mattered was that I was able to a good education. I'm so very thankful for that.


Posted June 8, 2008

This school, although very small, is definitely able to produce amazing results in any child who attends. As a former student, I have watched family after family flock to Galatia just to give their child a quality education. Many people think that because we are such a small school that there are no possibilities here. I beg to differ... Test scores are higher than a lot of well known schools in the area. The sports programs are absolutely amazing!! Every individual is treated with the same respect and integrity. These are jus a few reasons why I would recommend this school. I give it a 10!


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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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38%

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38%

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44%

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39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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50%

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39%

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36%

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43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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38%

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42%

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32%

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50%
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 Students38%
Female40%
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Native Americann/a
White35%
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Not low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Low incomen/a
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female33%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Low incomen/a
Not low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
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

18

Graduation rate

88%


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 98% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 North McKinley Street
Galatia, IL 62935
Phone: (618) 268-4194

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