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New Athens High School

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted January 23, 2009

This school is the best ever. I love it I have gone here all my life i wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Go Jackets!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

I love New athens High school the teachers are really cool and the kids are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2005

Waterloo is a great school! They make sure you learn up to your highest expectations. They have many extracurricular activities.(ex. basketball, football, track, cheerleading, color gaurd, chorus, an outstanding band,after school tutoring and many more. The school tries and most of the time succeeds at getting the students involved in school rather than drugs and alcohol. The school's environment is one of the best I've ever been in. They take time out to do extra activities with the students like bullying and drugs. They have great teachers mainly becuase they choose them carefully. The teachers also take time to help the students individually and make sure they are understanding the work.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students43%
Female33%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income25%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female62%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income50%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female38%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income25%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
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%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

82.3%


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 96% 51%
Black 3% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 Hanft Street
New Athens, IL 62264
Phone: (618) 475-2173

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