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Plano High School

Public | 9-12 | 619 students

 
 

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Posted August 20, 2013

We ve lived in the area for five years now and I like Plano School system because it cares about my child as a whole. He has really flourished since we ve move to the area. When my son was struggling academically they called a meeting with all his teacher and my husband and I to come up with a plan to help him be successful. Last year he was on the honor roll for the first time and it had a lot to do with the help of his teachers. The last school system we lived in was supposed to be one of the top schools in the state but they treated my son like he was a third year law student and not a six grader. I guess it depends on what you value for your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

This is more a reflect on all of the schools, mainly the middle school and high school. My daughter had learned the same exact math for 2 years in a row after passing it with an A the first time. The curriculum is so screwed up and the majority of children that I have encountered in the town are careless and rude. We moved our daughter out of the district before her first year of high school started. She needs to be challenged more and Plano just does not offer that. Not to mention Plano has more 1/2 days and days off than any other town I have ever heard of which is OUTRAGEOUS. If I could give Plano a whopping 0 stars, I would. My daughter dealt with being bullied and it took her months to get the teachers to actually do something about it which is far too long. The teachers were careless and rude and never kept in contact in a timely manner. Ridiculous to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Great educational staff. Drug free programs and safe driver programs are very beneficial. A great football team. Sports, Arts, Music, and Honor classes are all provided and with excellent teachers in all fields. I am proud to have my child enrolled at Plano High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

Plano High School had a canine search done on Mar 17, 2009 and it was completely clean of illegal substances. That is hugh in my book. My kids also tell me they have not witnessed or heard of any violence of any kind. The teachers are easy to contact and work with if there are any concerns or issues that need to be addressed. My kids are getting terrific grades and the work level is higher than what was taught when I was in high school. The community supports the school very well including voting for and funding 2 new wings of classrooms and a top of the line performing arts auditorium. The football team has been State Champions multiple times in the past few years. I am not a big sports fan but it's hard not to notice that kind of achievement. I am very happy with Plano HS & the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I am a parent who has had three kids in Plano High School one who is still attending. I have considered putting my kids in private school but it's just not an option. The reason I say this is because through my observations and the stories I heard from my kids Plano High School isn't the ideal rural High School environment it comes off to be. Currently there is a new extention that has doubled the size of the school, you would think with a new school every thing should be highly improved, not saying it hasn't made many improvements. My youngest comes home complaining to me almost every day the school is freezing cold, the old part of the school is to cold the new part to hot sometimes he comes home from school SNEEZING how can a child who just spent there whole day in doors be sneezing?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

Plano High School has made many improvements since it opened its' new building. An expanding curriculum, new initiatives that help raise expectations, and a focus on school improvement have help build a great atmosphere. My student loves going to school and his friends agree. Great young teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

Since the addition of the new subdivision in town that has taken over the town, there has been a decline of the overall quality of the schools in Plano. It would seem that the newest students are rough, brazen, and out of control. Huge lack of respect to teachers and other students and a lack of dicipline. Also the gang activity has increased a thousand fold. Can't wait to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Not enough parents are involved in PATT (the PTA equivalent).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Recent successes at Plano have demonstrated the quality of education at Plano. Named an Illinois Honor Roll school, the growth of the AP program and expanding curriculum have produced test cores above the state average. Also the extracurricular program is great. Extensive activities as well as a state championship in football keep students involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Not the best school, there is a lack of discipline withing the system. Also, when the students reach the high school level, it seems that the quality of the education they are getting is not very good.
—Submitted by a former student


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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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42%

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36%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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46%

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45%

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39%

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46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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40%

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47%

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35%

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42%
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 Students42%
Female36%
Male47%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income37%
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income35%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female39%
Male40%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Low income32%
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities43%
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

84.4%


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 47% 51%
Hispanic 39% 24%
Black 10% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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704 West Abe Street
Plano, IL 60545
Phone: (630) 552-3178

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