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Lisle High School

Public | 9-12 | 529 students

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2013

Lisle Sr. HS continues to improve throughout the years. They have added more AP courses. The teachers really care about their students. Athletics continue to improve and impress with state semi- / finalists and even a few state championships in the past 4 years. Great little school in DuPage County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

We have 3 children and 2 have already graduated from Lisle High School. They were VERY involved in extra curricular activities and honors classes. Academically we found the school to be top notch. They loved the fact that they were friends with so many different kids not only in their grade. They went to top universities with good study habits and are thriving in new careers. My only concern has been coaches. Their should be more leadership at the top from the principal or the AD. Poor performing coaches should be removed. The kids deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

The Best school for it's size. It has the atmosphere of a large school with the feeling of being conected.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

Three of our children are Lisle HS graduates, and they were extremely well-prepared for college and the business world. What makes Lisle so special is the small class size, and every student gets more attention than even the best private schools. The facilities are tremendous, and faculty is dedicated. What never shows up in standardized testing is how a school builds character and confidence. Lisle excels in this, and each of our children are leaders in most everything they have done since high school. DuPage has some of the best high schools in Illinois, but we feel Lisle is at the top because it combines the resources of a wealthy public suburban school, with the attention and small size of a private school; without paying private tuition! You will not find a better school in the Midwest, at any cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

Lisle High School is one of Illinois' premier institutions. The small class sizes, abundant resources, beautiful campus, and dedicated staff help make this little powerhouse one of the best high schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

Lisle High School is the best kept secret in the Chicago area; there are simply very few high schools that can provide as many advantages in terms of class size, facilities, dedicated faculty, park-like location, and a wonderful student body. We now live in California (Silicon Valley), but hope to return to Lisle in a couple of years so our next two children can go the Lisle HS. What a tremendous school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

The Lisle public schools are among the best in the state, as far as we am concerned. We have lived in several districts in Illinois (most much larger than Lisle), and sent our children to a local parochial school with a tremendous reputation, but found that the public schools in Lisle are even better! It is unfortunate that the public schools in Lisle do not promote just how wonderful they are. Classes are small, programs are plentiful, teachers are dedicated, and the facilities are first rate. We cannot think of a better place to send a child, and you will not find a better experience in Illinois!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

We chose the Lisle community over its huge neighbors like Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton for one reason: the Lisle Public Schools. As a college educator, the schools our children attend is the first concern; we have been extremely happy with Lisle because it involves all students in as many activities as they wish to participate in, classes are small, the teachers are dedicated, and the facilities are first rate. In fact, many parents are switching from local parochial and private schools to the Lisle Public Schools because they offer so much more, yet the atmosphere is like a private school because of the size. Lisle High School is a treasure, and while it does not receive the press the big schools demand, if you do your homework and check out all factors, Lisle cannot be beat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

Great academics, one of the best public schools in the state. Most sports, a good number of extra curriculars for its size of only 600 or so kids. Located in western suburbs of chicago. Near Naperville, Wheaton, Woodridge, in a suburb of 20,000 people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

Lisle High School is by far one of the smaller public schools in Dupage County. Lisle High School is school to only a small part of Lisle with the majority attending Naperville North. Although it has aroun only 600-700 students, Lisle High School is one of the best schools in the area and ranked in the top 50 in state. The small school atmosphere creates a very tight group of students and a very close community among students, teachers, and parents. Lisle also includes many sports and clubs and has some of the best facilities and grounds for its use. Lisle Football is played at the brand new multi million dollar field at Benedictine University. The school is surrounded by park district baseball fields, open fields, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, a skatepark, and pond, all of which give this school one of the nicest surroundings.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

This is a decent school, but could do much more by listening to parental and student concerns. There are some excellent teachers, however, they need to be more careful when hiring new teachers. Administrators could be a little more caring when dealing with students, and the school is lacking in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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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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72%
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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 Students66%
Female59%
Male71%
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Hispanic33%
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White73%
Low income44%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities72%
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Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male74%
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Hispanic50%
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Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income50%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities80%
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Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income44%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities77%
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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28%
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Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

93.9%


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 74% 51%
Black 9% 18%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 493-8301

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