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Argo Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 1787 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2014

This is great school--I would be proud to send any of my children here. The majority of staff members really care about kids, and there are excellent opportunities for students on both ends of the spectrum-- those who struggle and those who excel. There are many choices in AP classes, and the school has done a lot to build these programs for our kids. The school is very safe and well-organized. Don't let the rumors and gossip fool you-- this is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

Although the school isn't in the best area, I consider the school to be just as good as its counterparts Staggering H.S. and Sandburg H.S. The teachers are great with the kids and seem to be very motivated to teach. The schools facilities are top notch and their curriculum is very challenging for students including my son. He is currently in the Honors program and I see everyday how he is being challenged not only by his instructor s but by his peers. At first I was a little skeptical about the school but now I would recommend the school to any parents who may have doubts.
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Posted May 19, 2013

Although this school tends to get a bad rap because of the surrounding neighborhood I would highly recommend this school. My daughter has been attending this school for 3 years and I am pleasantly surprised. The teachers go above and beyond to help students as well as the counselors, deans, coaches, etc. They offer free after school tutoring and have so much to offer as far as sports, clubs, etc. Don't pass this school up!! I am a resident of Willow springs and was originally upset because my daughter was not in the LT school district, however now I have no regrets. She is excelling and with the free ACT prep, tutoring, etc. she is preparing for college and her future. I have nieces who attend LT and struggle with a subject only to find out that there are not many tutoring/after school help for them. Argo is a great school!! I never feel unsafe nor does my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

I attended Argo, and it was an excellent school. I feel that at Argo, you get what you put into it. I have seen students go forth and pursue Ivy League educations, as I have seen students who simply could care less. This, however, is no fault of the staff because I do feel that the teachers at Argo amongst the best. They are genuine, educated, and for the most part, warm hearted. In my time at Argo, the English and Math departments were the ones who I feel left a lasting impression on me because of their own experience and intelligence. All in all, I know Argo has a notorious reputation, but you would be a fool to write it off. It is in a bad area, but it really is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2010

Quality teaching in a safe environment (even though the area isn't the best.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Argo Comm. High School takes a back seat to no other school in the area.It has an excellent curriculum with programs designed for everybody no matter what you endeavor to do after high school. The teachers are great and they show an actual concern for the needs of their students. It's sports facilities are top notch and there are many other activities and clubs for the students to participate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

Amazing high school, amazing teachers and staff! It has great extracurricular activities and I am thankful I was able to graduate from this high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 6, 2004

one of the best schools i ever been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2004

Argo is a wonderful school. As a parent of 1 graduate, I can honestly say that Argo has by far the best teachers, staff and people. Acedemic rates are excellent, and the students are happy and willing to learn every morning. Sports are also part of Argo's excellence.
—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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39%

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43%

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38%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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40%

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37%

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36%

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43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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35%

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42%

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37%

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43%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income35%
Not low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income37%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female31%
Male39%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income31%
Not low income42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners9%
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

79.7%


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 43% 51%
Hispanic 39% 24%
Black 16% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. David Frusher

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7329 West 63rd Street
Summit, IL 60501
Phone: (708) 728-3200

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