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Bremen High School

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Posted September 20, 2013

Bremen HS is known for its pride, but not its academics. At Bremen, freshmen are already placed in AP classes that cannot be compared to other school's Advanced Placement classes (usually only for jrs and srs) due to the low standards. Students get points for reading the syllabus or turning in a parent signature. These points may be acceptable in elementary school when teaching children certain responsibilities, but high school students should have developed these skills already. They are being prepared for college and a higher standard should be expected. Bremen has an inflated grading point system. An A in AP classes is worth 6.4. Honors courses: 6 points; regular courses 5 points; and essential courses 4 points. This extremely inflated grading system causes students to believe that they are a lot better prepared for life and further education than they actually are. They are being mislead. Thus, Bremen is failing to teach students what it means to truly succeed. Students obtain good grades too easily and graduate often without having obtained the very basic reading, math and other science skills that are expected of an average HS graduate - see test results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

i want my comments about bremen removed immediately. the staff is helping my children every way possible.there were some problems, but the school is helping us thru them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

I graduated from Bremen a few years ago, it wasn't a bad school at all. It always seemed underfunded, but the staff was mostly great and they did a good job with what was given. Like any school you take out what you put in. If a student wants to be great and succeed then they will. I am reading reviews here about people's kids not placing into community college and blaming it on the teachers, but I went to Bremen and had my pick of any college I wanted. I chose the honors/AP curriculum and actually wanted to learn and I did exactly that from the excellent staff that I was lucky to have. The best quality of Bremen was that it had a somewhat small student body so you generally knew at least everyone in your class' name if you even made a half-hearted effort. I'd much prefer this than the schools t hat have multiple thousands of kids and each one is just a face in the crowd. Not the best of the best school, but definitely not a school that people should intentionally avoid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2011

I hated this school!! There was a lot of bullying and the education was very easy. I was very happy when my parents moved to the Lincoln-Way School District in the middle of my freshman yr. The Lincoln-Way School District did not know were to place me because they said, "I was 3-4 yrs behind in education." I did start in the lower classes, but I did reach my goal of the higher classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2011

2nd son just graduated. I have nothing but high praises for 95% of the staff. They were wonderful to my child. They were kind, concerned caring professionals. The other 5%...well no school is perfect! There are always bad apples in the bunch. I would recommend this school to anyone. If your child wants to screw up and not take school seriously, that's what will happen. If they want to make it work-guess what-It will work! School is what they make of it. We will miss Bremen, it's onward and upward for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

This school is a joke my son was an honor student all four years and never brought home a book. He went to junior college where he did not test high enough to enroll in college credited classes he had to take lower leve education with no credits first. This school brings its standrad down to meet the kids that go here rather than helping the kids meet the standards other schoold are reacing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My daughter will be graduating this May. She is a good student, she works very hard and has no disciplinary issues whatsoever. I think Bremen does a pretty good job in preparing the kids for college that want to learn. this fall she will be attending university and I am confident she will do just fine. I might be helpful for parents of kids that are college bound to enter them their junior year into a community college while attending high school. It benefited my daughter tremendously!! it will also save me money because she currently has 26 college credits. Overall, this is a pretty good school..I would send my youngest there as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

My son is a junior and he has done great at this school. He has done well in all his classes. The teachers have been wonderful in keeping me up to date. There seems to be great school spirit. My son really has enjoyed the last three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My daughter went to Bremen and did very well. Was on NHS and never had any discipline problems. It was when she took her tests to enter college when we discovered she was way behind the other students. She had to take summer courses before she could start her classes in the fall. Bremen needs to take a realistic look at the education they are giving these kids. Even though my daughter was a NHS student, she did not get the education she needed and had to work very hard to catch up in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

This school is currently under early academic warning and it's no wonder. The majority of the teachers, counselors and admin most likely chose this career for the summer and additional time off (christmas, spring and numerous holidays) This school is in bad shape. It is obvious they only care about the students who are doing extremely well and can hold thier own with the work handed to them. All other students must struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

My son also wewnt to Bremen and graduated in the top 10 perecetn. He had great GPA nd no discipline problems. Once he went to colege he was unprepared for the rigors of college. He tested well on the ACT and was offered mnay scholarships. Bremem did nothing to get him into schools offer advise or give us any direction on college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

Overall I think the quality of academic programs is excellant. The curriculum is set up for various career paths and offer college credited courses. There are many extracurricular activities to choose from depending on your interests. Teachers appreciate parent involvement in correcting any classroom issues.
—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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34%

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29%

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32%

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39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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36%

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29%

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35%

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39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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30%

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30%

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31%

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37%
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 Students34%
Female34%
Male34%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income27%
Not low income42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female43%
Male31%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Low income26%
Not low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female25%
Male34%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Low income20%
Not low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities33%
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

18

Graduation rate

79.2%


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
Hispanic 41% 24%
Black 31% 18%
White 27% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. David Kibelkis

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15203 Pulaski Road
Midlothian, IL 60445
Phone: (708) 371-3600

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