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Rochelle Twp High School

Public | 9-12 | 943 students

 

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Posted July 14, 2011

I am a former student, I just graduated in Spring of 2011. This school is completely terrible and I had the most miserable 4 years of my life here. The only two things the administration cares about is football and discipline. They spend more money on football than they do anything else, when the team isn't even that good. They crack down on discipline more than they crack down on academics, which ends up hurting students in the end. There is absolutely NO parent involvement. The administration dictates all the decisons and the parents have absolutely no say in any matter. The school has a very strict visitor policy and most of the time parents aren't even allowed in to see what the school is really about. The punishment for missing class is missing even more school by being put in In-school suspension. (good example of how they care more about discipline than education) There are very few AP classes because the standards and expectations for the students are so low. The teachers are pretty good though, I have to admit. Compared to other high schools I have seen and been to, this has been the worst. Hopefully someone new takes over soon, hopefully the state of Illinois.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2011

I am a former student. I absolutely loved school when I was at RTHS. They have a lot of extra curricular activities, so I was always busy. I always wished I could have taken more AP or dual credit classes, but I think the school has enough of those classes for its size. My classes always formed special bonds with our teachers, and we had so much fun in class. The administration has started some new things since I've left. The whole standardized testing issue does not really phase most of the students. It is a public school, so not everyone there wants to be there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2009

I am a former student. I am very impressed with Rochelle and how the teachers actually care about and relate to the students. Also, as a result of a firm but caring administration, discipline is not an issue at Rochelle like it is at many other schools. The only thing I would wish for Rochelle is that NCLB was lifted and testing was no longer one of the emphases at the school. Testing as an emphasis is doing more to deteriorate education than it is to enrich it.


Posted August 16, 2008

I am a former student, who is not impressed with RTHS. After leaving town and seeing other schools such as Downer's Central high school, RTHS is no comparison. The school needs to work on adding more activities for students and give them more information on SATs and ACTs. If needs to strive for excellent in all it's students regardless of status. And, yes, Mr. Welles expos class is a must and a plus.
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Posted August 1, 2007

I am a parent of students who attended and currently attend RTHS. Most of the teachers are great. The administration is weak to say the least. The Board should consider hiring administrators based on their professional qualifications. If the top is shaky the bottom will eventually fall out. Something better be done soon. Ruling by instilling fear does not work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

I am a former student and Expo's was priceless. This High School has some of the best teachers I have ever learned from. I went before they built the new High School but many of the teachers are still there. I also have had my two younger brothers and a younger sister come through this High School and all of us could not be happier with our educational experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 23, 2006

This is a good school in a brand new building. However, the cafeteria is already too small for the student size. If you are going to college you have to take Mr Welle's college expos class.
—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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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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 Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
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Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income45%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities56%
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Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
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Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income41%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities60%
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Science

All Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income35%
Not low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities52%
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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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

87.1%


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 66% 51%
Hispanic 27% 24%
Black 3% 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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  • Travis McGuire

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1401 Flagg Road
Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: (815) 562-4161

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