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Tremont High School

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Posted August 24, 2013

Good 'ol boy politics are alive and well at Tremont. Cheerleading tryouts were a farce. Just needed a connection and everyone knows it. Shame on you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

Excellent school with high quality teachers and staff. Good athletics program. Good community, safe from drugs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I attended a small-town school (not Tremont), and now that my own children are attending THS, I'm very pleased that THS is surpassing my expectations by comparison. Despite being a 'small town school' with limited resources, the administration is extremely progressive. I see administrators at nearly every extracurricular activity, and they are truly invested in the school. The art and music programs are very strong . My children have the option of leaving THS with numerous college credits, and the school is expanding its AP and dual-credit courses. Yes, the course offerings may seem limited, but the school has to place teachers where they are needed most. My only complaint would be that my children have found a teacher or two unapproachable, and because this school is small, my kids have no way to avoid those teachers. The majority of the teachers and staff, however, are extremely responsive and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

I am a former student of Tremont Grade School, Junior High, and High School, and my brothers are both currently at THS. While the curriculum is challenging, it is extremely basic--you get your math, your science, your literature, your history, etc. The teachers there can't be generalized, because some are great and some are horrible, but that isn't the main issue. You don't learn agriculture, and Tremont is a farm town. You don't learn English, you learn literature--most of the people in my grade did very poorly the one real English and Grammar class we had, and that class is no longer offered. You don't learn much culture at this school. The number of specialized classes is hardly mentionable, and there are NO advanced or honors courses. There are also very few courses that will provide you college credit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2007

Tremont's students are some of the brightest I know. Not only are they very smart, the teachers care a lot about student's educations and do whatever it takes to help them if they're struggling. The sports programs are average, they don't offer a wide variety but still they manage. The music department is also highly impressive. However I suggest not sending your child here if they hadn't gone to elementary school there because they will struggle to meet the high academic requirements and not to mention the students at THS are not exactly accepting of new students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

If you're looking for a great education and a safe school and community, Tremont is definitely the school in Central Illinois. There are no comparisons to the benefits that Tremont School District has to offer. Whether you are a working parent or stay-at-home, there are so many ways to be involved with the school and your child each and every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

Tremont schools are a step back in time. The teachers and staff are truly dedicated and the students receive a quality education. There is not a lot of violence or drug-related problems. Academics provide a good balance between being rigourous, but not 'over the top.' It is a great place for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2006

I have two children who attended Tremont Schools from kindergarten thru 12th grade. As a parent, I feel my children received the best education. Tremont teachers focuses on high quality academic programs and helps each child meet their potential. Tremont may not offer much in extracurricular activities and sports, however I did not send my children to school for the sports. I sent them to school for the education and preparation for their future. I personally want to thank the faculty and supportive staff for all their wonderful work they have done. It has not gone unnoticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

Tremont is a great place for students to learn and grow. The opportunities for students to be involved in quality sports programs and in the arts are great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2005

As a graduate of THS and now a parent of a TGS student I have mixed feelings about the Tremont Schools. The lack of extra curricular activities was one thing that dissapointed me with my school experience there. Being a small town school has an effect on the amount of activities offered. Also for being a farm based community, Tremont does not offer any sort of Ag classes or Future Farmers of America orginization. They stressed lack of interest but I think that the administration and board should have taken a survey instead of putting us all on a one track education. Not all of us were college bound. Also another complaint is the fact that if you are a parent that would like to be involved there is no way you could be because Parent's club meetings are during the day. Makes it difficult for single working parents.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2005

I believe that Tremont schools are the ideal school for those parents choosing to raise and educate their child at a school with little to no diversity. Tremont schools are run by individuals that don't like change and are very skeptic to do so. Tremont schools are not a place to educate your child if you wish them to learn about the history of the african american people in our country. As a former student having attended Tremont schools for 6 years, teaching of african american history is extremely limited. Tremont schools do not prepare children for the world outside of the Tremont. Tremont has great teachers and their are great people that live in the town to only problem is ignorance. They need to take the time to look outside the tunnel.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2003

This is a great school! There may not be as many classes to chose from but the classes that are offered are of the highest quality. I am a former student and was really surprised how well prepared I was for college compared to some of the students I met once I got to ISU. For a small school, Tremont packs a knock-out punch!
—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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74%

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The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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74%

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74%
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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 Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
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White79%
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Students without disabilities83%
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Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male65%
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White77%
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Students without disabilities79%
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Science

All Students74%
Female67%
Male80%
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White79%
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Not low income77%
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Students without disabilities80%
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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:

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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

85.4%


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 93% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 West Pearl Street
Tremont, IL 61568
Phone: (309) 925-3823

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