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Moline Sr High School

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Posted August 19, 2012

Moline HIgh School is a larger school for the area with about 2200 students that most find it to be easy to get around and pretty accessible for those in need of assistance, There are many programs for students and they have access to a slew of sports and athletic events. The level of objectionable behavior is modest. The teachers are pretty darn good and some are excellent. The school boosts some of the best "master teachers in the area" as well.... My only thoughts were that the students could be better challenged with more opportunity such as advanced classes in research and science........ The school has opportunity to be more integrated in the community and I would like to see this...I understand the school has one of the highest ratings for state academic contests with other schools in its Jeopardy like contests....it has a lot of potential.....but the school does a great job in raising money for the less affluent.......with its Share Joys program during the holidays. There is available counseling for students as needed and they are encouraged to take advantage of the staff.


Posted May 10, 2012

Moline High School is overrated. They have a fairly large enrollment, but the staff's involvement is very low. Not sure what the problem is, but I feel changes need to be made and a complete overview of staff is in order. Only one other person rated MHS. That tells you something there. It has the potential to be a far better school with the right administration.


Posted September 12, 2010

Most teachers are completely disconnected to the student population. It should be required that every teacher at the HS level maintain at least one activity, club, or sport involvement with actual students outside of the regular classroom. This lack of involvement is tradition for the majority of teachers at MHS. The counselors also track kids into really low catagories if parents aren't visible. I believe strongly most teachers view their job as within their class and their tiny viewpoint of the world. I ask, who benefits from this style of teaching? Unless the students plan to live in that room in the future, there is minimal transfer of skills to help them to to prosper in the life beyond each MHS classroom cell.
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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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56%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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54%

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47%

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57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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50%

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46%

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55%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial61%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income39%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male49%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income35%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female47%
Male52%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income31%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners10%
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%
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28%
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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

86.6%


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 66% 51%
Hispanic 22% 24%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 743-1624

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