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Warren Township High School

Public | 9-12 | 4442 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Excellent school, very dedicated teachers. Good environment. Good level AP and Honors classes. I really recommend this school,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

I am currently a junior at this school, and honestly I wouldn't want to be at any other high school. It's perfect for me and for many other friends of mine. It's one of the biggest schools out there, and even though I have anxiety, I love that, because everyone is different and there's no cliques that are based on being popular or not, or something like nerds vs jocks. Everybody is friends with each other. I never see anyone get bullied. There use to be a ton of fights in O'Plain campus, but that was because of some drama, with faults on both sides usually. Still, I always have felt safe. I also love how diverse we are. #1 in Illinois. Nobody here is racist, or at least don't show it. Another benefit would be all the choices of classes you can take. There's so many, it's hard to choose from sometimes. The teachers are great. Not only do they really care, but they're cool. They get you & joke around here and there to make it a fun class, but we always learn so much. They connect with you so that they can understand your way of learning and any struggles you have, whether its an emotional or academic issue, they're always happy to help/get you help. My grades have never been better.


Posted February 27, 2014

Warren has a great, supportive & caring staff, unique non-judgemental students, & a wide variety of classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2014

The school is more concerned with numbers, than they are about educating their students. My student is simply seen as another statistic, instead of an individual. A majority of the personnel have a superiority complex, and consider their views as the only views which are relevant. As a parent, I am not considered a part of the team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

I'm a graduate alumni for the class of 2008. I just want to say that Warren is such an amazing school! the campus is great and the student population is very diverse. Many of the teachers at Warren are very passionate about teaching and it really reflects through the students. Graduation rate is very high and the school does a great job motivating students to continue a higher education. There are so many school atheltics and clubs to join and everyone definitely loves showing their school spirit. The Principle and Deans do a great job getting involved with school activities and really leading the school to the success that it has been having from generation to generation. There is several AP courses provided that give students an advance placement with college credits.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2012

My daughter is a sophmore at this school and attended as a freshman as well. Wonderful school experience. We had the choice to go here or Libertyville school district and so glad we choose Warren instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

I think the school is excellent I never had a problem from any teachers, or others staff members. I had two that graduated and one more there and never was unhappy about the school. If I came up on a problem it was quickly resolved and leaving me pleased. I never felt that the school was more for the whites nor the blacks. I think that they were more for the students because education shouldn't have a color. Reguardless, of how we feel about the staffs if the students don't want the education then it will be hard for the teachers to teach which will make it hard for the other students who wants to learn. My family and I don't have much but I want my children to know that having an education is like having gold that no one can't take away from you no matter what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2012

My daughter is a freshman at Warren Township High School. Even before she started her first day, the school was involved with making her high school experience the best it could be. The principal at the Almod campus id GREAT and you can tell that he truely cares about the children in the school. They encourage the parents to be involved in thier childs education. The teachers are really good with communicating with the parents and keep you well informed of your childs progress, especially when there is a problem that can be addressed before it becomes a detriment in thier performance. For the number of students enrolled at the school, you would expect they would be too busy too busy, but that is definately not the case at Warren. It truely is a great school, with caring staff and educators, and they provide a top quality educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

I'm a junior at Warren and I've gone here all three years.Yeah, it has its flaws. For example, it's so big. For some students its overwhelming, but its size enables students to have opportunities that smaller schools just can't provide. And even though Warren is so large, students don't have to get lost in the crowds. One merely needs to take initiative. You want extra help from a teacher? You merely need to seek them out, they won't come to you. The teachers are of quality and there are many opportunites given where students can take the opportunity to get extra help. And because Warren is so big, we have colleges visiting from around the country to court students, and it is easy to be able to speak with, and get info from, someone from a college in California, New York, or Texas. Many AP courses are offered, there's even one for freshmen, which is really helpful later on, and economical. The fine arts programs are awesome, and the sports are plentiful. Yes, there are issues, espcially at the O'Plaine Campus. But no school is perfect, and things definetly improve as students mature and move to Almond Campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2011

You know I have never walked one step in this high school, but I am contemplating moving to Gurnee. Thanks to all the selfish parents and students that have their two bit opinions about the most minor issues, and then you read it and are not sure what to make out of it. My goodness can people complain. I guess it's your God given right, but the glass is not always half full. Their facilities are too nice! Not enough emphasis on sports, too much emphasis on sports. The floors are clean, no they aren't.. Lord.. Get a grip!! I give it a 5 just to balance out some of the stupidity!


Posted May 12, 2011

i was a a student at warren, it does have really good education but the racism is incrediably higghh the teachers and and the staff willl always favor the whites I WILL NEVER EVER SEND MY CHILDREN HERE !!!! so they can get mentally and emotianally damaged? NO THANKS!


Posted January 1, 2011

i am currently a junior at warren township high school i love the school and all that it has to offer the teachers are great and really interact with each and every student and are more than happy to stay with you after school if you need extra help also the environment is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2010

I've been impressed by the interaction and support my daughter has received from the administration and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I am a Senior at warren, it is nothing like libertyville i have a varsity athlete and sports are not the top priorit. last year seniors had a senority in the school, this year nothing at all. At the main football events, we cant even black out or white out because its against school ruled which is crap. If i were a parents id sent my chile to libertyville,vernon hills, carmel they are all better then warren
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2008

I am a sophomore at Warren currently. I am an all honors/Ap level student (who does well in the classes as well) who is currently in two sports and the top band. I love Warren. The honors program is high level, many students accumulate large scholarships. There are so many things you can be involved in from music, to sports intramural and competitive, clubs(most where anyone is in) and voulenteer programs. There is a place for everyone. There is a good diversity of teachers and teaching styles that is a good mix and preparation for further education. I like almost all of my teachers. One of the challenges Warren faces is the diversity, there is no way around it. It is very difficult to cater to all types of attitudes and people to succeed academically. The plus side is it best exposes everyone to learn to interact and except diversity.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

I am an actual student of Warren and it is a great school. I feel totally safe when I am there. Warren has a great atmosphere and great teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

I am begining my sophmore year at Warren in the fall and I have been very pleased with everything that it has to offer. The population is indeed large but to succeed in extracuricular activities is not that hard. There are so many activities to choose from it would please even the pickiest student. I love all my teachers and if you try your best you will go far through Warren. 'It all starts here.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

I loved warren and all my experiences throughout my four years there were very beneficial!! I can still remember my ILS teacher....Ms. Schmitt....she was the best teacher I have ever had all my years at Warren and I am glad I had her.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2007

We moved to Warrens school district a few years ago. We have been very happy with the school and all they provide. It is much better than the school district my kids were in previously. Is it perfect? No. Are there are other schools nearby that are better? Sure. Do we all want to pay higher property taxes so more can be spent? Probably not. So it's a catch 22. The money has to come from somewhere right? But where? My only complaint is with athletics. There is a lot of favortism in some sports while others don't get the same consideration and attention. Overall though, I'm proud to send my kids to Warren.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

my concerns,regarding academics,are not the issue. However, the lack of courtesy, indifference/disrespect,the administrative faculty displays towards parent should seriously be evaluated! afterall, we are all educating our children, either directly or indirectly.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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65%

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68%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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72%

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66%

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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68%

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63%

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65%

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65%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black30%
Asian79%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income41%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black54%
Asian77%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income49%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black36%
Asian80%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income46%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities70%
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%
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Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

92.7%


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%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Black 10% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
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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  • Mr. Patrick Keeley

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34090 Almond Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 548-6610

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