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Princeton High School

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Posted September 2, 2014

I have 2 who have graduated from PHS recently. One was not prepared to enter college and is playing catch up. The other is ready but was bullied mercilessly without any intervention from staff. I currently have one enrolled, and he has already been forced to deal with an assignment that he turned in being lost by the instructor, which resulted in an F on the assignment because of the ineptitude of the instructor. The sporting event access is NOT handicapped friendly, especially for football games, and results in disabled individuals either walking blocks to access the SINGLE disabled access gate or skipping the event altogether. The athletic booster club is more concerned about money than the students and programs, and this is proven by the exorbitant amount they are charging for reserved seating at the football games, which discriminates against low-income families. Administration has a "holier than thou" attitude towards parents and is standoffish when parents introduce themselves for any reason. Administration officials get belligerent to parents who bring up issues, insult parents who voice concerns, and refuse to help resolve issues or address concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

I am unsure to who is providing the previous posts but they are not objective or accurate, Looking at the overall school ratings as compared to the rest of the State of IL it demonstrates what can happen with Administration takes pride in staff development. 5 years ago the staff seemed less motivated to address the needs of all socioeconomic groups in PHS. Since the change in Administration staffing in that timeframe all groups have grown with testing levels and achievements. High School graduates are prepared for all levels of college with half going to community college and the other half attending 4-year schools or greater. Numerous kids have been assisted to the IVY leagues via the current PHS staff. AMAZING STAFF AND EFFORT in a lackluster state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

I have had one child who previously graduated from PHS and she could not wait to leave the school! I have another one that is getting ready to attend next year and I am dreading it! Which leaves us with the question "why should we send him to this school?" We have heard the unfortunate stories from other students and parents as to how the teachers and coaches treat the students! It is very saddening to me considering we are graduates of PHS ourselves! Something needs to change!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

Suffice it to say this is not a good school. Academic, sports, you name it, it is simply all around a bad school.


Posted December 24, 2010

Poor if not absent of challenging academic programs. Due to the previous four block system subjects were just not given their just time. ALL classes should be "weighted". TOO many kids are not challenged at PHS. It over all is a waste of tax payer money. Teachers should get paid by performance review!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

We have been in several school districts and Princeton by far is the worse for student/staff relationship. Students (parents too) concerns are swept away with an 'I'm right your wrong attitude'
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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54%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income61%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income57%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income54%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities70%
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

21

Graduation rate

87.3%


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 92% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Andy Berlinski

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103 South Euclid Avenue
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: (815) 875-3308

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