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Hinckley-Big Rock High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted February 14, 2013

The review below was written by a teacher - in fact, the teacher doing the two new courses listed. I flagged the review below to be reviewed by Great Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

I have been attending Hinckley-Big Rock High School my entire High School experience and I have to say it is wonderful. Yes the school is small but what can one expect from only 200 teenagers. The teachers are wonderful and really try to teach people not only the class they are the administrator or but also good morals and proper conduct. The English, History, Math, Science, and Spanish departments are top-notch. I, personally, am very excited to go to school next year (senior year) because the board has included two new classes: Advanced Psychology, and Speech. The only problem I see with this school is the students. A lot of them do not participate and are, dare I say, bad kids. I highly recommend Hinckley-Big Rock High School to anyone's choice in a school to have their children attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2011

I hate this school. I moved here a few years ago, if you are not a resident of the town of Hinckley or Big Rock your whole life you pretty mcuh get the cold shoulder. Teachers favor certain last names and they do a horrbile job. There are a few teachers that are AWESOME ! But it sucks because they work here, they can do so much better somewhere else. They either let students get away with everything or over punish . The school board does not listen to the students. This is a farming community so to me I feel like most are sexist. I would not reccomend this school for anyone, but if I did it would be for the few teachers that you actually feel like they care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2009

This is an amazing school! I have never been so impressed by a public school before!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This will be my daughters first yr. in Hinckley Big Rock and she comes home everyday and, comments on how good the kids are to here as if she has been there for 3 yrs. I was a little spectical at first because coming from Chicago and, from a Catholic school, I didn't know how she would adjust to a public school especially a high school but, I am happy to say that even at the open house the teachers were very interested in having her as a new student , I know that she will excel to a good student as the yrs. go by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

Very limited amount of class choices, in fact there are none unless you are college bound. One counseler for the whole school. Small town,all personal info available to everyone,just go ask!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

No sense of community and poor teachers make this school a poor choice. The addition of a new school cannot hide the problems within it: poor teachers, poor course offering besides the basics, poor teachers, poor curriculum, poor teaching styles and teachers, poor extracurricular offering, and lack of commitment to the education and growth of the students. The worst part is that they make no effort to gain community feedback or ask for our help beyond money. The community has a lot to offer in terms of school improvement but the school would rather close its doors and pretend they don't hear us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

The discipline by the administration is very petty. They should spend more time trying to provide a better rounded education to their students. Not much past the basic academics and very limited sports.
—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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54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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70%

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59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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57%

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60%

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62%

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59%
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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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Blackn/a
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Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income50%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female84%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income60%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income20%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
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

21

Graduation rate

94.8%


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 95% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 East Lincoln Avenue
Hinckley, IL 60520
Phone: (815) 286-7500

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