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Rich East Campus High School

Public | 9-12 | 1164 students


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Posted May 27, 2013

Rich East High has been extremely fortunate to have as many wonderful teachers as it has had. They truly make the school better. That being said, there is very little consideration or thought by administration. The students act more like feral animals than civil human beings. You cannot make it down the hall without being slammed into by someone running throughout the halls or acting foolishly. Constant fights are encouraged by the majority of the students who enjoy the spectacle. Drugs are an issue - many deals go down daily if you pay a little attention. This is not an atmosphere where you feel safe. If you attend any remedial classes or non-honors classes, good luck learning. The teachers have to try to wrangle the students and have no time to instruct. As a recent graduate, I see little to no improvement in the future of this school, especially as the best teachers were retiring. To be frank, I do not blame them whatsoever. I would not want to put up with the behavior of these children, either. If you have a child who enjoys learning, please get them into the advanced classes if you cannot move away from Rich East High School.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 18, 2011

I am a freshman at RE and I must say I am quite pleased with my experience here . I am an all honors student ans trust me , it is no joke ! They put me through such a challenge everyday I feel like im at Harvard ! They have some staff that are disrespectful but overall they are very nice and cool . I think they have a school full of smart kids but its VERY easy to get influenced by the wrong crowd here. The sport teams are great and even if you arent the best player they still make you feel comfortable and they will make you the BEST ! I play girls tennis and I dont get home until 5:30 and go to homework club 1 time a week to make sure my grades stay above average. Overall my experience just have been PERFECT !
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 16, 2009

There is a great feeling of community
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 30, 2008

look i am a student at richeast it is a normal highschool every school has bad kids and every school is going to have those kids that are disrespectful but thats only a few but the honors and AP cousres really do teach u stuff i love it here i have many friends i also take the honors courses and the ap like bio and chmistry and enviromental science and english so dont believe what they say it is a good school just the kids.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 2, 2008

I'm a freshman student attending Rich East, and for the little time I've been here it has been a very good a experience so far. Most of the students are friendly and respect you for who you are and what you want to be in life. The teachers are excellent with the students and seem very well educated for a high school environment. Take it from me if you send your children to this school, you will not regret it. Also we have the best high school sports players Go Rockets!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 26, 2007

I just graduated from Rich East this year and as a former student I must admit Rich East has improved over the years. They have better disciplinary plans, excellent honors courses, great extracurricular activities, and not to mention teachers who really care about the success of their students. In fact the guidance counselors will sit down with their student s one on one to help fill out college applications. Rich East has taught me many things including the concept that you get back what you put into it so if you are not able to succeed at Rich East it s not the schools fault it s because you did not try hard enough. As far as the honors program goes I can tell you from personal experience it does challenge you as well as get you prepared for the college experience.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 2, 2005

Rich East offers excellent AP and college prep courses, but on average the school has a very riotous atmosphere that praises and encourages ignorance. I do not recommend sending your child to RE.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 15, 2005

This is a great school strict but a great place to be a student!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 14, 2005

After attending Rich East High School for four years, I found it very rewarding. I believe that the teachers are very supportive and try to reach all their students. There is also an abundance of extracurricular activities for the students.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 11, 2005

I am very very dissappointed in this school. from the expiences that my neighbors had there, I had to move before my children could go there. We now live in a district where they can teach the children instead of spending their trying to keep order in the class rooms.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 1, 2005

My daughter graduated in 2004. She was in the honor program, played in the band, and was involved in extracirricular activities. She enjoyed her high school years. As an involed parent, I was fortunate to become associated with some outstanding educators.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 28, 2004

My son's experience has been disappointing. He is an honor student in all honors classes yet he is not being challenged academically. They are in a rebuilding year so to speak as far as the leadership is concerned and they have a long way to go in gaining student respect.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.









The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.








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


All Students24%
Native Americann/a
Low income23%
Non-low income29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a


All Students30%
Native Americann/a
Low income26%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a


All Students20%
Native Americann/a
Low income18%
Non-low income32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 18%
White 7% 51%
Hispanic 6% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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300 Sauk Trail
Park Forest, IL 60466
Phone: (708) 679-6100


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