Ratings

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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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating9
Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state. Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.
College readiness rating8
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. This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.
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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Illinois Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE)


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Math

Reading

Science

About the test

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


College readiness

AP courses and testing

Source: See notes

College entrance testing

This school State average
Average ACT score (1-36 scale) 21 20
Source: See notes

The ACT

Source: See notes

Sources

AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
College entrance testing IL State Board of Education, 2012-2013
The ACT IL State Board of Education, 2012-2013