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Midland High School

Public | 9-12 | 249 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2013

The midland timberwolves are a small and diminishing school district due to their lack of commitment. Starting from the superintendent and working it's way down, the school administration is weak and un-inspiring to the students, coaches are typically anyone with a pulse and small town politics run rampant beyond the normal. Sad to see a school administration that continually tolerates sub-par performance and those individuals are in their positions thanks to a community that has lost hope. Most schools have strengths that they can build upon or a vision to build towards, but this district has neither. Almost unbelievably they reward mediocrity and fail to inspire children to achieve better for themselves. My family landed in this town by accident, and as difficult as it is to share, do not encourage others to make the same mistake. We spent 15 years working to make a difference only to realize that it will never happen and we were wasting our time, money and effort. If you are 4th or 5th generation "Laconite" then it is a great place to raise your family, otherwise consider Germantown, Metamora, Dunlap or Chillicothe to raise your family. A plus - good food at Club Lacon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I agree the school is substandard. Things like language and dress are not addressed as needed. FFA is strong, but if you're not into that or sports, there are not many clubs/organizations to choose from. Music program is steadily improving and has great directors. Seem to accept mediocrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2007

This district is great. Very progressive, great teachers, involved parents, lots of extra curriculars. The curriculum is challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

The only positive aspect of this school is thier Agricultural Program. This also boosts a strong FFA program for the development of teens in the most crucial time in thier lives. Otherwise this school is sub standard ecept for reference in 'Cheaper by the Dozen.' The people of the communities don't follow the typical small town way of life seeingthat they shy away from friendliness.
—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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61%

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56%

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67%

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53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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66%

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55%

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58%

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52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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55%

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64%

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64%

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55%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income35%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female58%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income53%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female42%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income35%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
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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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

20

Graduation rate

82.4%


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 98% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Varna, IL 61375
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