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Mchenry High School-West Campus

Public | 9-12 | 1069 students

 

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Posted November 26, 2011

There are two parts of this school: the motivated and the unmotivated. As a member of the motivated track, I've been largely separated from unmotivated students by being placed in honors courses and becoming involved in many of the opportunities available for students. There are great teachers, who take learning seriously, yet keep it light-hearted. The teachers I've had have all been supportive and very caring. (I even hear that the now-labeled "unmotivated" part of the school has some amazing teachers!) As far as the motivated student is concerned, there is enough opportunity here as anywhere else. The music program is strong, the athletics are.. still being worked on, the theatre program is great fun. I can't speak for anyone but myself, but my experience over the last four years at this school has been immensely beneficial to my character. Throughout the school, there are still cliques and separation, but on the whole, McHenry is one of the most well-connected schools I've ever been to. From the spirit rallies, dodgeball tournaments, athletic events, musicals and plays, it is easy to tell that those who want to be here don't hesitate to be involved. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

I went through the McHenry High School system and now my children are. They deserve an excellent education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

West Campus has amazing leadership organizations, helpful and understanding teachers and is always working together with the teachers, students and parents to build a stronger community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I have a special needs (IEP) Froshman at West Campus and so far I am impressed. The teachers and staff are all so willing to communicate and help. I was worried when we first came, we transfered from a small private school, that my son would have a hard time adjusting, but he loves the school and his teachers. He is getting so much out of his experience here. Thank you all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

This school is the best school ever they teach really well and i would not of moved if i had to i wish i was still their and all the teachers are the best ever thanks so much always. laura dozark
—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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58%

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55%

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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 Students55%
Female51%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income39%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income43%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income40%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities64%
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%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

89.8%


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 82% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Michael L Roberts

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4724 West Crystal Lake Road
Mchenry, IL 60050
Phone: (815) 385-7077

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