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Geneva Community High School

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Posted June 22, 2013

To be honest, I hated this school. I only stayed for 2 years because I couldn't stand it. Students are very clique-y and downright disrespectful towards one another. Despite complaints to those in positions of authority, nothing was done to try to combat bullying. The teachers were fine, but some have no compassion or motivation. There were a couple teachers who were absolutely fantastic and made students look forward to coming the next day. Classes were ridiculously easy for the most part, unless you took honors or AP. Overall, the staff was fine, but the students need attitude adjustments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

Incredible staff, and wonderful students. The schools are what drew me to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It was full of teachers who loved to teach and were available to help students achieve goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Outstanding School. Being a strong advocate of Catholic Schools, I would have never thought a public school education could rival that of a private school. We have been completely satisfied with our child's high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Geneva has good teachers and even some excellent ones. The equipment for academics and athletics is in great shape. Still, the homogeneity of the student and body and the teaching staff can be stifling to ethnic/ racial minorities or someone of lower socioeconomic standing. The social atmosphere is not conducive to creativity or self-expression, and the cliquey nature of the student body is very tough on new kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2006

GHS Rocks!! I'm a Sophomore there and trust me there is no better place to go to school. It's everything you would expect from a small town school, the community rallys behind the foot ball team (epically now that we're UNDEFEATED!) the spring musical, is top of the off-Broadway line and usually opens to a full house. There's a teacher and extra cric. active for everyone, but most importantly of all everyone is so tightly bonded with each other and no one ever feels like they don't belong anywhere. GHS is the best school in the district. GO VIKING!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2006

GHS is amazing!! I love it here and wouldnt go to any other high school. Im a soph. and i love it. The students are great to be around and the teachers are there for everyone. If anyone needs help or ANYTHING they are always there to help. The school activities are the bomb and the coaches are there to help. The sports and music boosters are doing very well from parents who are awesome and very involved. Geneva is a great place to live and the schools are just outstanding. This is the place where excellence isnt just a thing, its an acheivement that happens. -class of 2009
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2006

GHS has been good so far. I have 2 kids in there and am willing to stay in Geneve so my youngest can attend schools here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

GHS has continued to offer a rich curriculum to all students. Teachers and community involvement and support is exceptional. Compared with the expensive and prestigious private, college prep schools or parochial schools, I do not think I could find a better school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

The academics are very strong. It is more like college than High school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

I am a sophmore at ghs and i love this school. It has some great teachers and students. The best part about this school is it is in great shape. Go vikes! -dwill
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2005

i am a sophmore and GHS and i absolutly love it also, the teachers are amazing and the classes are fun (for the most part) i couldn't have asked for a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2004

I graduated from GHS in 2001 and currently attend the University of Georgia while pursuing an English Education degree. I loved GHS while I was there and am surprising myself as I keep thinking about returning there to live and possibly teach when I finish here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2004

I am a junior at Geneva and I am in love with it. I couldn't have asked for a better school or better teachers and staff. Every high school has it's problems but we are united to fix them all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2004

Geneva Community High School is balanced and well rounded. The school is blessed with a strong administration and dedicated faculty of excellent teachers. Our four children graduated from GHS over the last ten years and went on to have great academic success at state universities in Illinois. The balance between academics and extra curricular opportunity made for a well rounded experience. The community is very supportive of it's high school and the traditions it deeply values. We found that Geneva High School was engaging and challenged our children without the over emphasis on standardized testing and winning at all costs. Is it perfect? No, but on balance it's a great value and one that exceeded our expectations when we moved to the Chicago area several years ago. Our adult remained connected and continue to value their high school experience in Geneva.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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79%

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82%

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76%

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74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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82%

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81%

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76%

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78%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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78%

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85%

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77%

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76%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income50%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income57%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income57%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities83%
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%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

96.2%


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 89% 51%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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416 McKinley Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 463-3800

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