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Olympia High School

Public | 9-12 | 569 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 16, 2013

Olympia High School is unique - it involves ALL students of every genre of life. You can be involved in music and sports, agriculture and student government, art and advanced curriculum. I am proud to be an Olympia graduate and always felt welcome no matter who my parents were, what I was or was not involved in, or my ethnic background. The teachers were kind, caring, and respectful. I would have preferred more diversity as a student, however, I feel that the school tried to incorporate as many opportunities as possible to make everyone feel welcome. Thank you Olympia - Go Spartans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2012

I feel that students attending Olympia High School have the opportunity to receive a quality education. And to be part of school activities to broaden their skills to prepare for the next part of their education.


Posted November 17, 2011

I have never found a school atmosphere that I felt was more comfortable, efficient, caring and capable than that of Olympia. Yes, there have been ups and downs as employees, board members, and families come and go, but overall, it does not compare with any school system I've ever encountered. The size is perfect, and the activities are outstanding considering the size. They keep a wonderful balance of focus and human perspective in all parts of the school experience. I'm currently teaching in another district and am earnestly hoping to return to Olympia some day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2010

This was a fantastic school to grow up in. It was small, but not too small. I learned everything I needed to know and am doing very well in college. All the teachers are trustworthy and great role models. I loved knowing everybody in the school, and I loved how there was very rarely bullying and whenever our safety was threatened, school officials immediately went into action to get rid of the threat and make it once again safe for learning.
—Submitted by a 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income50%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income41%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income38%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities61%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Stanford, IL 61774
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