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Havana High School

Public | 9-12 | 330 students

 
 

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Posted October 14, 2010

The faculty truly cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Havana High is a joke! After graduating from the 'school' I quickly found out that I was not properly prepared for college. Through the past 10 years the district has had an increasing decline in quality. This mainly includes teachers, but the constituency and officials of 126 play a major role in this transgression!


Posted January 22, 2009

Why are we saying our school is so great?? We have not passed for the last 2 years!! I agree with the spending, could have been done better! I think we have alot of good teachers, but we also have a few who need to GO! We also need to look at our leaders, I feel we could do better! Ours are way out of touch-I mean honestly how can you lead when you are a bully!! Think!! We have candy coated all the wrong doings of our leaders!! Why?? Can we not understand they are to be role models for our children!! If they are given a slap on the wrist what does that say to our children!! I honestly feel we need to remove one of our principals, 4 or 5 teachers and really put our students first!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I agree with T.L. The school does not have it's priorities right. The board members had a chance to stop the wasted spending on a fitness center. It seems more important for them to have a fitness center than to have proper security in place at the school's most vunlerable kids, the elementary school's security is a shame. They tell parents with children who have special needs that the school can not afford to provide them what the I.D.E.A laws state they are required to provide, but they can fork out all the money they did for a fitness center. Does this say sports and fitness trumps ,students safety and education or what! Sure does! If we could move to another district we would! Prehaps one that places more focus on Safety and education over sports and fitness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

Havana is a good school...I went there also,but I think that they need to spend more time with the kids,such as BETTER counseling for family matters,more activities that are not sports related. I also think instead of spending 300,000 on a workout room they should consider the shape of the school,roof etc. The kids could go to the old New Central gym and make a very nice workout room down in the basement. This would save ALOT of money and then other things could be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Havana high is a good school. I attended there and so did the rest of my family. Great teachers and good extracurricular activities. Located in a great town. Check it out for a good education.
—Submitted by a former student


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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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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 Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
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White51%
Low income50%
Non-low income51%
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Students without disabilities51%
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Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
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White56%
Low income47%
Non-low income63%
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Students without disabilities56%
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Science

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
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White51%
Low income39%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
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

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Graduation rate

81.8%


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

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501 South McKinley Street
Havana, IL 62644
Phone: (309) 543-3337

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