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Maine South High School

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4 stars

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Posted March 5, 2014

Excellent academics and top ranked athletics is what Maine South is known for and I have to agree. I have 2 sons that attend, freshman and senior. They are thriving and excelling in their coursework. I am confident without a doubt that my senior is prepared for University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

Teachers and coaches are great! Excellent school that offers great traditions and programs that the new principal Inherited. Discipline at this school is failing rapidly due to lack of leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

Really enjoyed my time here. The staff was really knowledgeable, and had some programs that were even better than my college! Great AP courses! I got "5"s on all my tests because they prepared me so well. I also loved the Art Dept and was able to take 4 years of Photography.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2011

As a graduate of MSHS, the school provided an excellent educational experience and offered many courses of study. Top notch athletic facilities. Outstanding overall experience. Downside then and still, with the wealth, peer pressure and the availability of every drug on the market, parents need to talk openly with their children about the drug problem. Many parents were disconnected with their kids and too busy with their own lives to realize what their kids were spending their parents money on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

I am a graduate of MSHS and can honestly say that I could not have wished for anything more from my high school experience. The quality of the resources, teachers, and opportunities at Maine South are unparalleled. There really is an extracurricular for everyone. The teachers are excellent and create a great environment. I loved this school and would recommend it to anyone looking for a competitive high school and excellent preparation for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 13, 2006

There are many extracurricular activities students can join, it's a good way to elp them meet new peoplw
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2006

Kids from Maine South have nice cars, trendy clothes and cash, plenty of cash. The Maine South is perhaps one of the best public high schools in the area if you look at the scores. However, it seems that the school prefers not to face the overhelming drug problem. This school needs serious help from police and board of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

this is a high quality school that could still be improved. teacher quality is uneven. wide variety of extracurricular activities and fairly good selection of AP courses
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Excellent school, reason for moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

Wow...What a GREAT school! This school truly is amazing. It scores in the top percentage in the country, has great kids and teachers, has tons of funding, and every after-school program you can think of, and has one of the best football programs in the country. My son went to Maine South, and he just graduated in June of '05. He absolutely loved this school. It's in a great community, where the parents are involved in the school just as much as the teachers are. Thanks to Maine South, my son was a straight A student, and he will be attending UCLA in the fall. Maine South is definitely the way to go. GO HAWKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2005

This is a GREAT school. It has lots of funding, great sports, great academics, and great kids. As a student I can easily say that Maine South is the best learning experience you can get!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2004

An outstanding school with committed staff, quality leadership and supportive community. Maine South has a long tradition of excellence in and outside of the classroom. It's academic programming is second to none for preparing its students for their post-secondary endevors. Further, Maine South's extra-curricular programs excell at all levels. Both athletic and non-athletic programs compete and find success at the highest levels. Every student counts at Maine South as each staff members see that the individual is the the most important asset to the school. Their investment in time with each student pays dividends later when each is challenged with life's barriers. As a parent in the community, I am proud to have such a tremendous high school educating our young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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79%

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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79%

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83%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income53%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income51%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income55%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities84%
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%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

94.1%


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 89% 51%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Park Ridge, IL 60068
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