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Mount Pulaski High School

Public | 9-12 | 174 students

 
 

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Posted February 25, 2011

Looking for a job at Mt. Pulaski? Do your homework. 1) Ask teachers are administration expectations communicated? When you have discipline/grade issues, will the principal/superintendent back you? If a student is a child of a board member, how does that impact their support? Do teachers respect, like, trust the principal/superintendent? 2) Do teachers have a good working relationship with the board? Are there members and their children you need to avoid because you will risk your job? 3) How many students were in the alternative school? Will you be held accountable for a failing students? 4) Has the school has been involved in litigation within the last 7 years? Why? 5) Do teachers like their jobs. Have they considered quitting? Do they feel the school is going in a generally positive or negative direction? Contact teachers in and out of your department. You will need/want an unfiltered assessment before you make a decision, so try to speak privately. Consider contacting the prior teacher. Good luck!


Posted July 2, 2009

I'm going to be honest in my oppinions and facts about this school. I rated MPHS 'above average' because today's schools aren't very.. satisfactory. We have our share of problems with teachers and students, test scores and lunch menus, but this is a great place to send your children. I don't have to worry about a gun being brought to school, being stabbed in the bathroom, or a classmate killing themselves in the bathroom. Of course, it is a possibility at ANY school, but we're such a close-knit school that those types of things just aren't going on around here. Everyone in MPHS knows everyone else. This isn't great for the gossip factor, but it's nice to know who you're around and what type of person they are. It seems at times that sport players are HIGHLY favored, but there's a fair balance of teachers who favorite players and treat them the same.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2005

Great girls volleyball team, good emphasis on homework, great teachers. Only offer one foreign language - Spanish. Very farming oriented school - over 40% of school in FFA.
—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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47%

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55%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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50%

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53%

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49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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57%

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51%

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61%

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58%
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 Students47%
Female39%
Male53%
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White47%
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Non-low income52%
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Students without disabilities50%
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Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
White50%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
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Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
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

20

Graduation rate

85.2%


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
White 99% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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206 South Spring Street
Mount Pulaski, IL 62548
Phone: (217) 792-3209

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