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Manual High School

Public | PK, 7-12 | 1103 students

 

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Posted January 18, 2013

Manual has great students and staff, but the staff haven't guided the students abilities. I agree that it is powerful, but it needs alot of cleanup.


Posted November 6, 2009

This school is very powerful. Often tim epepole say ' You go to Manual' in a negitive way. Its not about where you come form, its where youre going. Manual has a 94% of (2009) seniors that headed to collage. Its good to be a Ram (IGTBAR)! Go Rams!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2008

As a student I try to attend Manual everyday. We have okay teachers, and the staff is alright. The students are very smart but some are lazy,and have great talents but do not know how to harnest their talents in a postive way. They need positive energy to do positive things but all they have is negative energy so they turn to negative things. This school is very fun and bully free! This school is the kind of school where everyone usually gets along with one another not that we don't have fights because sometimes we do but what school doesn't have a brawl ever now and then.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

All though manual high doesn't have all the fancy high test scores, they really provide a solid education. They teach about the real world and the teachers relate topics so the students get it. I used to attend richwoods high school and the staff and student body were so full of themselves it hurt. the teachers there could care less about you and everyone there really is snoody. at manual you'll find no such thing, everyone is nice and says hello and the students have lives and aren't stressed out all of the time, they have street smarts and know how to talk to people. maybe if manual was given money by the district or maybe richwoods might actually share. do not pay attention to manual's bad rep, it teaches you a good curriculum but more importantly gives you a realistic education. Give manual a chance people.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female63%
Male26%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students17%
Female19%
Male15%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income17%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female63%
Male41%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

All Students32%
Female35%
Male26%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income28%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female23%
Male21%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income23%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
9%
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 Students14%
Female9%
Male20%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Low income13%
Non-low income14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students17%
Female17%
Male19%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Low income19%
Non-low income11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female7%
Male24%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Low income13%
Non-low income14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

66.7%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 76% 18%
White 12% 51%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Tauyna Jenkins

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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811 South Griswold Street
Peoria, IL 61605
Phone: (309) 672-6600

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