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Vernon Hills High School

Public | 9-12 | 1370 students

 

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Posted November 11, 2012

Beautiful school, amazing teachers, and amazing programs! Especially girls basketball and the band! I loved going here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

great teachers, schedule flexibility, variety of classes, ability to work outside the norm
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Outstanding teachers who guiding and coaching students in every direction. Excellent academic curriculms and athelectic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

The school doesn't just 'enrich' students, it transforms them. When one graduates, it amazes them to see how far they've been and the things that they've gone through. The experience is memorable and overall, the school does a sublime job of preparing students for college and tending to every problem that may occur, no matter how big or how important. There is a real 'thirst for knowledge' in this school and many opportunities to allow students to do what fits them best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Student's education is #1 at Vernon Hills High School with every student's personal interests always considered.


Posted April 7, 2009

Has wonderful staff. I am amazed with the quality of education and dedication they continuously give.


Posted May 5, 2006

Excellent fine arts program and parent support for same. Athletic events and boosters very active as well. Academic curriculum modeled after college classes in many cases. Only open since 1999.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

This school has excellent fine arts programs. The academics are also exceptional. I have been very pleased with the school and I am proud of the students' accomplishments. I feel that the school prepares students well for college while providing great opportunities for extracurriculars. The school is also small enough for students to get the attention they need from teachers and for there to be room for students to shine. It's easier to be a leader when there are fewer students. Overall, a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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85%

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82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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80%

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76%

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76%

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77%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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81%

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80%

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81%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income49%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income49%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income44%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities85%
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

25

Graduation rate

96.1%


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 64% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Ellen Cwick

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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145 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 932-2000

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