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Wheaton Warrenville South H S

Public | 9-12 | 2310 students

 
 

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Posted August 12, 2012

Education is decent in most areas Certainly not all. Guidance for college is very mediocre and uninformed. The issue for me is the "cliquish" atmosphere (which is so openly displayed) is not only condoned but encouraged by some administrators and teachers. Being in a smallish community if your kids and family are not "in" then your child is just a number. Haves and have nots. Previous poster noted something similar. It is really out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

Our daughter is a sophomore and we have found many things to like at WWSHS. The English dept is great. The speech team has been a terrific experience. Her guidance counselor has been a gem. Sciences, however, have been mediocre to terrible. Social Studies have been terrible. Her experience on a sports team was negative, largely due to poor coaching. Most significantly, WWSHS is a difficult place for people who are not White, upper-middle class families. There is little awareness or understanding of diversity. If you are a person of color, you should ask a lot of questions and know what you're getting into before choosing to live in this community and attend this high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

This has been and continues to be one of the best schools my children have attended. The teachers really seem to care and work with the students that need help. I would recommend this school to anyone. My biggest complaint about this school or any school as far as that goes is the tryouts for sports, if it is a public school all who want to participate should be allowed to partcipate sitting on the bench or not they should be part of the team and experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2009

I am currently a freshman at college and immensely grateful to have graduated from W.W.S.H.S. and attended District 200 schools. I never truly understood how magnificent Chicago suburban schools are until I left for college. My friend from Naperville North and I feel adequately prepared for the coursework and higher level thinking demanded at college, much more so than the majority of students at our college who are ill prepared to handle collegial requirements. Wheaton Warrenville South High School taught me the importance of leadership positions, how to be well rounded and how to manage my time. I will be forever thankful for my W.W.S.H.S. education...Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2009

I could not have asked for a better high school experience than I had at Wheaton Warrenville South. The teachers were great, the athletics were great, and the school spirit was awesome. If there was ever a problem with anything, there was always a teacher/faculty member ready to listen and help you out. I always felt safe and knew that I was in one of the best high schools in the state!! Tiger for life!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2009

Fantastic education for my 3 kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

I love going to this high school! The teachers are amazing and make learning fun! I'm only a freshman, but I already feel welcome into the school. Go tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2007

W.W.S.H.S. has good academics and strong sports programs. It is an elite school and there is a lot of competition academically, athletically and socially. The competition is difficult for a child that is not gifted and excelling and popular. The teachers are really good and communicate any time a parent needs them. They have e-mail addresses where they can be reached and respond well. The counceling staff and office staff are excellent. This, however, cannot help a child's self esteem in this very competitive environment. For the excelling child it is a good school, and for a child struggling, not a good environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

The previous 4 years that that my children have attend & currently I see there safety being jeapodize from over crowding for the first 2 years to the last 2 years of mismanaged construction for the referendum that passed. The half day school day is a waste of tax payer dollars if the child is attending it should be for the whole day costs must be similar.The academics seem to be above average too positive. Athletic's dollars spent per sport seem to be inappropraitly averaged to the point of safety. The baseball feilds where a disgrace to the school name & are in poor shape from bad turf,no fences or standards of footages to fence,fill for the track in the outfield no warmup area for pitchers & catchers dugouts need improvements. But the football/soccer field playing area is great & was way above the amount that should have been spent.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Black23%
Asian71%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income30%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black27%
Asian68%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income31%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black18%
Asian64%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial68%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income26%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners9%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 51%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Black 5% 18%
Asian 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Wheaton, IL 60189
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