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Lake Zurich High School

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Posted July 28, 2014

Teachers that can teach are few and far between. Too make up for this they assign a lot of homework.


Posted December 18, 2013

Lake Zurich is a mostly privileged area with no gangs or horrible drug problems. However there are no real resources for kids with a struggling home life, mental illness, mental disability, struggling academically, or being bullied, although it has PLENTY of money to support these issues that need attention. Things are swept under the rug, for example when someone in the school or community commits suicide or even in a much less serious situation like if the football team loses, they just don't address it and pretend it didn't happen. The staff are not people you will want to come back and visit since they are often not personally invested and often judgmental, thriving off of gossip and scolding "bad seeds" instead of investigating the real cause behind a young person's actions. The teachers are average, some are wonderful, but it's the office staff and administrators that are usually not pleasant.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2012

We chose this school district six years ago and have no regrets.The staff has been responsive to my questions and concerns, and truly believes in partnering with families. That said, this year the tone turned slightly more negative. Punishment and making examples of students seemed more prevalent than in prior years. However, I'm fairly confident that the leadership will not let this continue and remember to keep nuturing the education of our children their paramount concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

Most teachers rarely make sure the students know the material prior to test days. The school also cares more about football than anything else. The music program was nearly cut until middle school and the band had the same uniforms for 19 years. Many electives end up not running unless the class has 20 people signed up and the most of the students are snobby and rude. Also, the interior of the building is very outdated (except for the PAC) and most of the water fountains either don't work or the water tastes like iron. I don't think that can be very sanitary
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2010

Great school but for a reach parents, that can afford to buy kids very expensive brand names stuff. To bad we had to move our kids to a different district with same great rating but less snobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Overall LZHS has something for everyone. We have no regrets in choosing this school district or this community. Most teachers, counselers, and administration have students best interests at heart. One piece of advice we wish that we'd had--don't be pressured into allowing your child to take too many honors classes. Save Honors for those subjects your student really likes. Specifically stay away from the Honors math classes unless your student really has an interest in (not just an aptitude for) math. It can be a real confidence killer. And the math administration pushes the program for the sake of numbers, not students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My life was enriched by attending Lake Zurich High School. I walked away with solid foundation in education. The teachers I had were second to none, not only did the provide an education, they challenged, they encouraged, and they believed. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love LZHS because the town of Lake Zurich has been described by visitor's as 'Norman Rockwell like.' It is! The kids can walk to the High School football games. The community rallied this summer to save programs that would have been cut by budget contstraints. The Community got involved and raised thousand dollars to save not only athlethic programs, but musical programs and staff!!! This is a school that produces top students as well and a strong sense of family. The faculty is top notch ~ Come and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great teachers and wonderful school spirit shown by the students and the whole LZ community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

LZ was the best, the school was brand new at the time and we were the first class to have all 4 years in the new school. The teachers were the greatest and our band and choir rocked. It was the people of our small village that made it a great place to grow up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Fabulous School Spirit!!! Great Students & Faculty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school with dedicated teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Love the sports, companionship, teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

it is a great school for learning and I have met many friends there
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2006

Academics are excellent as evidenced by the hight college acceptace rates and ACT scores. Lots of attention to program growth in curriculum and planning paths. Great sports and music programs in particualr stand out with an award winning marching band of 180 members of a school population of 2100. Parent involvment is high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

I love our school. Amazing music and theater department, brand new performing arts center with state of the art sound system, hydrolic pit band, stadium seating, 35 keyboard midi-lab, dressing rooms with individual stage lighting features. Brand new artificial turf football field. Brand new field house. Great support for arts and athletics. Plenty of AP classes offered. Advanced math pogram for gifted and talented. new language lab with 35 individual stations and headphones for language lessons, brand new science labs. All you could want in a school system.
—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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79%

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77%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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75%

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74%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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74%

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79%

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74%

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78%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income49%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income59%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income54%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities79%
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

24

Graduation rate

96.5%


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 86% 51%
Hispanic 6% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Church Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 438-5155

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