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Lakes Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 1398 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2012

If i can rating Lakes High School ?-Five stars for Teacher quality,Five stars strong principal,Five stars -academic program! I am parent and we love LAKES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

i do not know what these reviewers are talking about. obviously they have never attended the school and are speaking from an outsider's point of view. There are many great teachers at the school that make it a fun and great atmosphere to learn in. As for the comment that the school is not a challenge for the 'gifted' students. If that is true than why is lakes suited for a student who has an I.Q. of nearly 200 and is a senior that is younger than the average sophmore? As for myself i am an honors student in most categories that offer it and i have yet to become bored with the curriculum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

Lakes is an ideal school for the average student. Anything above, your child will be at a complete disadvantage. Clean, safe and middle school atmosphere; a hospital environment as walls still remain white (no allowance for student creativity in expression). Not much going on for being a high school; students do not have much drive regarding school support/spirit (besides football). Principal, articulate and professional, doing best; knowing his limitations with Supt./BOE. Again, if your child is driven, smart and thinks outside the box - he/she will be disappointed as to the limitations at LCHS. Truly anticipating the Principal's goals and achievements... if anyone realizes, he will make eventual changes. Excellent teachers eventually leave the mondane atmosphere, to be in a district which allows for stepping beyond the instructional manual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Great school Safe respectful place to be, and learn. Elective courses are bland. and not a broad enough choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2006

On the plus side, Lakes is a very safe, wholesome school with very involved students and a lot of school spirit. The building itself still has that 'brand new' feel. There is a new principle who shows a great deal of promise. Like most schools, the Lakes teaching staff includes a handful of great teachers and a fair number of poor (usually tenured)teachers with most falling somewhere in between. Unfortunately, gifted and talented students at Lakes do not find as many challenges as they should, especially in the English and science departments. In fact, in a misguided new initiative to quantify student performance across the district, finals for honors and regular students are exactly the same! Though parents are greatly involved in sports and fine arts, there is not a lot of attention being paid to the quality of higher level academics at Lakes. Average students thrive; gifted kids are disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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73%

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71%

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69%

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56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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78%

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59%

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65%

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58%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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77%

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70%

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68%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income53%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income62%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male82%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income56%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities81%
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

23

Graduation rate

97%


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 85% 51%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Stephen Plank

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Bald Eagle Road
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Phone: (847) 838-7100

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