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Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

Public | 9-12 | 2462 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2014

AA Stagg has a very talented mix of teachers who are completely dedicated to this cross section of the true ethnicity of the urban areas of our great country. As a community leader in this middle class district I applaud them for the true to life knowledge the administration and professional staff educate these kids every day.


Posted October 9, 2014

Been very happy with teachers, programs and administration for my children - prepared them well for college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2014

Amos Alonzo Stagg high school is a good place for 9th to 12th graders that want to balance a steady education and still have plenty of time and occasions to be social. Stagg has fantastic teachers. For the most part, the staff is extremely devoted to the child's education, what ever that specific child needs to have the best learning experience... that is what they will make happen. As far as social activities and making friends go... there is basically a club for literally everyone. It is easy to meet new people with a low stress level because there is always someone here. The list of concerns of the school (in my opinion) is much smaller then the list of compliments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

many different culturess go here and most are very nice... cheers awesome :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2010

My son and daughter both attend Stagg, my daughter transferred from Hinsdale South which is outstanding to be with her brother at Stagg......Stagg has exceeded my expectations....they offered her the same classes mid term of her senior year that she had at Hinsdale and the two high schools worked well together in makig sure her transition was smooth and effortless....Hinsdale South deserves its 10 of 10 ranking but they also are one of the wealthiest districts in the State of Illinois.....when money goest to fund a good education making sure the staff is trained to accommodate the learning needs of all children you have this result. Unfortunately, our country is not all on the same page in this regard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

The teachers and staff of Amos Alonzo Stagg show that they care about my childrens' education as much as i do. I was very impressed at the eagerness they have for the students too get involved in extracurricular activities. My children that attend Stagg always speak of how much they like it there, and how they will miss it when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

School dress code and inappropriate behaviors expecially in the hallways should be taken into consideration. Poor disciplin causes poor education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

best school ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my son is doing so good thinks the best of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

it's an ok school. prepared me somewhat for college. Just feel like it could improve and challenge the students more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2005

I am a parent of one graduating student and two other students who will be graduating in 2006. I was somewhat disappointed with lack of preparation regarding life skills with respect to my eldest child. The school does have some dedicated teachers as well as those who are racist. But, that exists in all diverse schools. I would like to see more challenging assignments and higher thinking skills offered to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

I went to Stagg and graduated in 2002. I feel that in some areas Stagg very much prepared me for college, and in others it dreadfully failed. Overall, it is alright, but I think there are a lot of things that could be improved. For one thing I think most of the student responses on here about the school are very short sighted. I never had anything but problems with the majority of counselors at Stagg. Most of the time they were just lazy or unwilling to help. Also, it is clear that the student responses on here make me wonder too, when they mispell numerous, rather easy words. I am a senior at U of I now and thought my experience at Stagg was a positive one, but in my opinion the school has gone somewhat downhill since then.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2005

Although not a parent also, I think that Stagg is a wonderful enviorment. As a Sophomore, I think that the school has provided me with the best education possible. I am enrolled in classes that fit my needs and counciller's see that every student gets the same. My experience has been amazing. A past comment has said that the school is on a watch list, that is because of the amazing special services program. These students who are mentally and physically inable to take tests are given the same test as a student in all AP and Honors Courses. I believe that the poor test scores show nothing about the school as a whole.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2005

Although not a parent, I attend Stagg as a senior. Throughout my four years, I have been priviledged enough to enjoy the company of my wonderful class and equally fabulous teachers. The education I have recieved is astounding; as an honors student, I spend a majority of my day studying many subjects, from Advanced European History to Mythology to Astronomy. The teachers are inquisive and probing; they know how to ask the right questions so that the students may find the answers within themselves. I'm a member of the Varsity Badminton Team (yes, it IS a sport) and many of my other friends are in band, Color Guard, Scholastic Bowl, Tennis, Drama Club. Stagg is amazing. I feel safe in school and I know that I've been well prepared for college. On a side note, our principal is a fascinating man. He taught at a school in the Congo...in French!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2004

I am acutally a student but i find that Stagg is a wonderful enviornment for me. All of their extracurricular programmes are very well established, as well as their acidemic standards. We have no 'rivalry' fighting or whatnot.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black30%
Asian82%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income43%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black33%
Asian76%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income45%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female52%
Male64%
Black39%
Asian76%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income41%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners4%
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

21

Graduation rate

88.1%


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 78% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 5% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Olsen

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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8015 West 111th Street
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Phone: (708) 974-7400

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