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North Boone High School

Public | 9-12 | 525 students

 
 

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Posted May 6, 2011

My daughter has gone here for 2 yrs. now she came from Rockford schools and let me tell you the difference! Her grades are better when she applies her self, the teachers care to help you with whatever you need from them. The school is clean and safe. She is in sports and has learned great school spirit. She has way better friends, the type you will have for a life time and has got a lot out of her Spanish classes. She is half Hispanic but Spanish was not always spoke at home and she has learned in awful lot in just 2 yrs of Spanish!! Her life has done only positive since coming here. A
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My child is doing great in school, and Likes going and is doing very well I don't have to worry because I know he's safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

This school lacks sufficient technology, has high staff turnover, lacks sufficient funds to improve, offers little character development, has no field experiences to speak of, has very little leadership from administration, and does not support ELLs or special education students very well.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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41%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students41%
Female37%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income28%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income28%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female53%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income39%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities53%
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

93.1%


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 76% 51%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Black 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% 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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Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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