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Hartsburg-Emden Jr-Sr High School

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Posted February 19, 2008

this school was a great learning environment a few years ago. but after former principle Dan Savery was let go, and Les Stevens was hired, it has gone downhill. Stevens plays favorites among the students. one child urinated in another persons locker and had to write sentences, yet another student was suspended for a day when he tore tape off of a ripped ball. it's unfair. and a majority of the new teacher's do not teach as if they are dealing with high school students. they are treated like upperclass college students, or middle school little kids. not teenagers trying to prepare for reality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2007

I, as many who have children here, also attended H-E from K on. I still feel we have a very unusual little piece of our private uphoria. It is great to have the small class sizes, and anyone who wants to do extracurricular is able to find something they enjoy doing. However, when a problem arises it is not always handled well. Being small means everyone always knows everyone elses business.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

I spent my entire school career at Hartem from kindergarten to high school graduation. I know that I benefited, not only from the one-on-one attention, but the prolonged attention from teachers who had the opportunity to work with me over the years. There was no anxiety when moving from grade school to junior high to high school, the transition was very smooth. From my experiences at this school, I was inspired to myself become a teacher. I know that Hartem prepared me to go out into the world with a great basis of knowledge in academic, practical, and social knowledge. And, I always have a place to return to. I frequently visit the school and talk with my former teachers who are always eager to hear of my successes. I know I would not have achieved the success I have if it were not for them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2005

My son is 4th generation in this school so of course I feel a strong connection to it. It is a wonderfully safe learning environment and in this day and age that is a precious commodity that is hard to come by. I do however feel that extracurricular activities need to be expanded but I also understand the financial necessity needed for those acitivities. Yes, there are a few of the teaching staff that need to step out of their happy realms and reach out to the students that are in greater need than others. I do not feel like the parent involvement in this community is as strong as it should be - definitely not as strong as it once was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2004

It is true that Hartem is small enough to get one-on-one attention but, unfortunately, there are several teachers/coaches that are more concerned with catering to a select few of the supposed 'elite' to worry much about the progress or feelings of the rest of the students. Administration does not seem to care much about this problem, as they allow these individuals (who would be better suited to jobs outside the teaching environment) to continue to discriminate against students who do not have parents on the school board or have other influence on the school, whether monetary or otherwise.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2004

Hartem Jr. Sr. High School is a great school, it is small enough for students to get one on one teaching. This school is great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2004

Need to have more sports like football and wrestling and better teachers. Teachers who actually care and a principal who is open minded.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Male39%
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Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income50%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income67%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income92%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Low incomen/a
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
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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Reading growth at this school

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Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

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

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400 West Front Street
Hartsburg, IL 62643
Phone: (217) 642-5244

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