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Grayslake Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1372 students

 
 

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Posted August 11, 2013

Grayslake Central is a good school. Teachers are very supportive and clearly have a passion for teaching! They are always ready to help students and are very nice. Students are also kind to each other. The teachers for clubs are nice but I think that clubs should meet more often to get in extra practice before competitions. I feel that the teachers could be more strict and make sure that the students are well prepared when it comes to success in clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

This school is all around a great school, even though its older it looks pretty new!! The lockers in this school are huge! As a parent I would say its safe to send your kid here. The teachers are very great too and will always email or call you back asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

I truly enjoyed my time at Central. Not only were the students dedicated ram fans, but the parents would also consistently show their pride. I loved most of my teachers. You could tell that they had a passion for teaching and enjoyed helping us learn. However, the administration is lacking in their effectivness at taking students concerns over bad teachers seriously, and are not much help when it comes to taking action against bullies or abbrasive teacher attitudes. Overall, the AP and honors courses are awesome, and athletics are some of the best in the conference.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2012

BEST school! all teachers are well educated and push all kids! the sports programs are all amazing here! ram pride is also very clear here! :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 13, 2011

Our high school kids enjoy the honor and AP classes at this high school, as well as several academic clubs. The teachers in the honor and AP classes are very serious about teaching and student achievement. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

I'd rate this school as average. While the academic acpect is very good, the school spirit is lacking. The students do not think it's important to get involved. Going to school at GCHS makes me feel like...nothing. While there are almost never major negative occurences, there are not many major positive (by which I mean fun) activities going on either.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

My daughter graduated in 2009 and received an excellent education. The teachers were caring and engaged with their students. They stimulated the students to think and not just memorize materials for testing purposes. My daughter emerged with a curiosity about the world and a thirst to learn. I am convinced that the teachers at Grayslake Central nurtured these traits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Both schools are good. I have attended both schools as well, North and Central both have their good qualities and their bad ones. North, is of course, a newer campus and therefore nicer classrooms and facilites. However, Central has tradition that North doesnt. It has been around for a long long time and has an outstanding tradition in the 'RAM FANS'. Overall, i would rate Central higher than North because of tradition, and North has more kids that dont live in Grayslake that attend it than those that do. Central 100% Grayslake/Hainesville students. GO RAMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2009

Please do not believe the hype. Most peole say that Central is a better school than North but you can never know that until you have experienced both schools. I attneded Grayslake Central as well as Grayslake North and North is actually the better school. Parents just say Central is because they think that North has more minority students (black and hispanic). When in all actuallity it is the same percentage. North has better teachers and the students are exceedingly friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Its awesome and way better than North HIgh School the teachers are fantastic and it has a great curriculum!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2006

Great School District! My 2 children went to Grayslake, my daughter who was an honor student and my son who was LD. Both who excelled to their fullest, Honor classes were offered in all subjects and the special help was there when my son needed it. Superb!
—Submitted by a parent


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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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64%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Black37%
Asian93%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income30%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black26%
Asian89%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income37%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Black26%
Asian75%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income33%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities71%
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

95.9%


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 63% 51%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 North Lake Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
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