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Willowbrook High School

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Posted September 26, 2013

Awesome school, fantastic teachers and principle. Kids have a lot of school pride and it shows. Wonderful program for special needs kids. My son has been there 2 years now and has nothing but positive things to say. He went from having no interest in school to having tonsnof interest in after school programs and extra curricular activity. They have tons of programs and clubs as well as college level course for early credit. Couldn't be happier with this h.s..
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Posted August 24, 2012

Willowbrook high School is second to NONE! My youngest of three kids is a Senior this year. All of my children have nothing but positive things to say about their experiences at Willowbrook. My experience as a parent echos thiers. Mr Krause, along with the rest of the administrative staff, know all of the students by name as well as most of the parents. They really take a personal interest in the kids in and out of the school. The teachers are always accessable to the students and parents. The school really prepares the kids for college. I feel lucky to live in such a great district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

I have a daughter at Willowbrook soon to have two there and yes this is a great school! all staff members,teachers are outstanding. wouldn't ask for a better and very positive principal! great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

I have two daughters at Willowbrook. We have only had positive experiences with the school and most all of the teachers. Dan Kraus is a wonderful principal. He keeps everyone thinking positive and is encouraging to listen to. Of course the renovations being made are great too. I am thankful to live in such a fine school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Great Environment, Excellent Staff, Dynamic Leadership
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Willowbroow teachers are so very friendly and helpful. This is my first year and I am very happy with how warm and inviing they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

Mr. Krause is terrific at emphasizing the positive accomplishments of the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I am now in my junior year of this school, so I believe I have been here long enough to have a good knowledge on what the school is like. At first, in my freshman year, I really did not like it very much, but it all changed the following year when Mr Dan Krause was made the principal. Honestly, he has given Willowbrook a complete 180 degree turnaround. The atmosphere is electrifying and school unity and spirit is prevalent in every corner. The Building the Future renovations may be unsightly right now, but it will all be worth it soon. Mr Krause really is making this school such a great place to be. Thank you, Mr Krause!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

I am a freshman at willowbrook highschool Even though i have only been at this school for a year, i believe that willowbrook has a lot of potential, with new renivations being added to the school's campus and the teachers at willowbrook are always encouraging students
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2007

I have two children. One graduated and one is a senior. Their favorite teachers were both men. I think male teachers are great role models for teenage boys. Also, I can't say enough about Rich Rentner. The man knows more about the students in school than most of the teachers. He is a good, fair man and every student knows it. When he leaves he will be missed!
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Posted September 5, 2006

I am a student at willowbrook high school. I have encountered a few teachers that show no interest in the students, other than passing them, and I have had teachers that made me want to become a better person. Mrs. Allenspach, my freshman english teacher, made me become a better person. I believe the administration needs to take a deep look at these students and realize there are problems with integrity, that has yet to be addressed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2005

WB has a 7 year plan to make improvements in and around the school as many things are outdated. First on their list should be air conditioning! So many programs/assemblies we've attended have been horrendous because of the air quality. The teachers we've worked with have all seemed very concerned and interested in the student's interests and the use of Edline has been a real bonus. We have a student who takes special education classes and we have been happy with the staff's ability to make sure they are challenging but not over-stressing our student. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved especially with the sports programs. While no school is perfect we've had mostly good experiences with WB.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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71%
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 Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
Black21%
Asian64%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income36%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male61%
Black29%
Asian67%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income42%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female51%
Male61%
Black21%
Asian64%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income35%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
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

21

Graduation rate

91.2%


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 57% 51%
Hispanic 22% 24%
Black 10% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Dan Krause

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1250 South Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 530-3439

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