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Mascoutah High School

Public | 9-12 | 1025 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

This is, in my opinion, the best school I have been to in all my years as a military child. I've been to seven different schools, three of which are in Illinois, and Mascoutah seems to excel over all. I've never been much of a "popular" kid, but I feel accepted and liked among my peers. Recently, the school has opened a club called S.H.I.N.E. (Students Helping Individuals Needing Empathy) and although I haven't joined, I am extremely impressed with the total acceptance of those in need or the LGBT community. Like every school, MHS could improve on a few aspects. Although almost all of the teachers are caring and kind individuals, some of the staff does not seem to have a filter. I have heard a few staff members curse or discriminate against gays with an openly gay girl in the classroom. Other than that, the school is all around a nice place to learn; with the new building I feel as if it is a much better learning environment. Mascoutah has many honors students and a lot of people work hard in school. We have many opportunities at Mascoutah High School and I highly recommend it to everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2013

Mascoutah High is a joke. My daughter has been told by one of her teachers that she did not care about a falsely marked down paper of hers. This teacher continues to mark down my daughter's papers even when the work has been done in partners, and are the same exact answers. Mascoutah is stingy with snow days, and it gets pretty icy around here. It's dangerous for our kids to be driving to school with too much ice. My daughter tells me racism and cliques are a big problem. Kids here like to get into trouble in such a small town. I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

The school finally got its grading system competitive but unfortunately too late for those that are already half way through. Also they are ridiculous about fleecing students of money just because they forgot a school pass by forcing them to buy a new one. Lunch breaks are miserable because they force students into the dinning room instead of allowing those not wanting to be there a little time for themselves. During inclement weather, they drag the students in to attend school so they don't have to work a longer during the summer break, unlike other school districts. I grade this school a 6 only because it appears to be safe and organized, but an enjoyable for my child it is not. I wouldn't say the school is racist, but the student population seems segregated by cliques, mostly socio-economic and to some extent cultural; hard for an outsider to comfortably fit in. I can't believe greatschools.org gave Mascoutah HS a 9 grade. It may improve though, since someone there seems to recognize there's a problem (grading system change). They should try and change the student experience. Thanks - Concerned Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

I've kept quiet about MHS because we are fairly new but after today no longer. We moved here from another state so I did my homework on the district my kids would be attending and some of the reviews I read we not to appealing but I thought maybe they are just exaggerating. Well I was wrong. First of all, I've never ever had to pay to send my kids to PUBLIC school. That was a shocker! Secondly, I don't think the school is fair in their approach to kids with their dress code and behavior. I think the school has allowed certain kids to dress a certain way. When I asked about this I got, "just like a cop can't pull every person that's speeding over they can't catch everyone out of dress code. I think that's bull. Those students see teachers several times a day. Teachers call roll and or should make eye contact with each child, if they don't how do they know who's present? I just am not getting a good feeling and some may say move and trust me I called my husband immediately asking if we could. Do your homework. Something is fishy about this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

The teachers are geniunly concerned about students doing their best. Parents are contacted early when there are concerns
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

The school allows A LOT of racism and does nothing unless the parents get involved. My son has been in the district for over 5 years and I stay on top of the educators about my son. It's a military town so you would think of it as diverse and on the outside it appears that way but IT IS NOT. The staff have always been friendly and eager to address any issues I have regarding my child. However, they allow A LOT of racism to go on. The town is very "cool people" if your are not one of the popular parents it is reflected on your child or children. The workload is alright not all the hype they say, the staff is friendly but they allow too much racism. Which is really sad because I moved to the town because of all the great things I'd heard and the town and it's schools have yet to live up to it's reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

Racism at its peak. My son went here freshman year and was destroyed by the constant racial harrassment. We were forced to move when the situation became too drastic...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

Alot of racism goes around, its not cool teachers seem to just shrug it off this school doesn't live up to all the hype people have shown.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2009

Mascoutah is one of the best schools in IL has high standards and encourages all students to achieve. The divesrsity of this school makes it even stronger. My children love the schools here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

Great school, my son is getting a good education. Awesome teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

I have only great things to say about MCHS. It is staffed with some of the best teachers in the area, and the employess on all levels are awesome as well. Everyone is always willing to help in whatever way possible. The teachers truly care about the students and keep the parents informed of their progress. I couldn't have asked for a better school for my son to attend. I am certain it will have a positive impact on his future success.
—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%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income60%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
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

22

Graduation rate

80.7%


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 73% 51%
Black 11% 18%
Hispanic 6% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Sandra Jouglard

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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1313 West Main Street
Mascoutah, IL 62258
Phone: (618) 566-8523

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