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Mchenry East High School

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Posted July 18, 2011

I have 1 kid in school there now, she was a honer roll student in Middle school. Now is barely passing.I asked for a meeting so we can find out what could be done. At the meet Vise principal and some of the teachers.I asked her math teacher if he could help her out before or after school. Then I asked what % of the class was failing or barely passing . I was told more then half . He told me the kids don't want to learn . I don't believe that . we need teacher who what to teach and not just collect a pay check. The kids are the future of mchenry. And if you have teachers that don't care the kids don't care. If you wonder why Mchenry school system is in trouble,the system protect the teacher. If a teacher has 50% of kid failing there's a problem . The kids have to work hard and do there work be the teacher must be held accountable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

East has been a great school for all my children. The community is up and coming now and this school is growing positively right along with that. Lots of extras here. I would recommend this school and area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

East teachers really are there for the students, and keep the parents involved all the way! I am going to have a hard time finding a school that I can trust with my childrens education and welfare when we move at the end of this school year. This school has set a high standard to follow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

East is a fantastic school. All the teachers genuinely care about their students and want them to succeed in whatever they choose to do in life. The principal ms. Schnelker is a true gem. The school is adding more AP classes which really helps students students prepare for college. East will prepare a student extremely well for college if the student takes some upper level classes. East has an amazing theater department which acts like a second family for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2008

I love East, the teachers are the best you could hope for. The greatest part about East is it's options, if it wasn't for the various amounts of choices, I would lose my mind! If you are going to go to this school, I suggest that you do theatre, we have a great program, and the director is such a genuine person that you'll love to be in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

McHenry is a good school in a blue collar community. The biggest problems are a wide variance in the aptitude of teachers employed, and a very limited advanced course selection. As a student I feel safe at my school. There are currently some issues with the building. A big positive is that many students share a close (not inappropriatelt so)relationship with their teachers, and most teachers are available for assistance during and after school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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61%
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 Students51%
Female45%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income35%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income48%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female48%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income38%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities60%
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:

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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

93.4%


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 89% 51%
Hispanic 8% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1012 North Green Street
Mchenry, IL 60050
Phone: (815) 385-1145

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