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Waterloo High School

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Posted September 26, 2012

I went to WHS and loved every minute of it. The teachers were wonderful and made it seem worth going. Being in college now makes me appreciate all of the work the teachers at WHS did because of how much more I know compared to other people my age. I am an education major and hope to teach at WHS to continue the great work!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

We moved to this school district 2 years ago, I was so thrilled to learn that my son's first year of High school would be in the New built High School. It is Awesome! For the Freshman, they have mentor programs and meetings several times a month addressing any concerns one might have. The teachers are great, most of them have been in the area for many years. The atomosphere in the school is like it should be, not having to worry about fights, drugs, ect... We made the right choice without a dought when we moved here from a town 25 miles away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

We have a wonderful school system where teachers live in our community so you see them all the time.
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Posted February 13, 2008

We moved here for the school alone 2 1/2 yrs ago. It was the best decision we ever made! My kids went to private school until moving here and unknowingly to us were behind in their education. The 1st yr here the teachers worked to catch them up and now they are on honor roll and taking college courses. I would never have dreamed that possible! If I could turn back time we would have moved here sooner. I brag abt the school every chance I get. As a parent it is wonderful to see the opportunities that are given to my kids to get them going in a career direction and not wondering what to do when they start college. The teachers are awesome. The only regret I have is that we didnt find this school sooner!
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Posted July 24, 2007

I attended WHS my Freshman and Sophomore years of High school. I found the staff and students to be very helpful. The faculty at WHS make you feel welcome and cared about and are always there if you need help with anything...school related or not. For my Junior year I attended Fort Zumwalt North in O'Fallon MO and found them to be much less helpful. In fact I felt so comfortable and at home at WHS that I am trying to return this year for my Senior year. WHS is a great school. It is one of the best places to achieve an education where you feel safe and valuable. The only thing I see that makes it only have a four star rating from me is its size. WHS doesn't have the volume of activities that larger schools do. However the students are not missing out. I highly recommend WHS.
—Submitted by a student


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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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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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64%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income48%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income48%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income48%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities65%
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%
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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

90.7%


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 97% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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505 East Bulldog
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: (618) 939-3455

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