Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Wilmington High School

Public | 9-12 | 459 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 29, 2014

The only improvement i can see that the school needs is a swimming pool. The children would benefit greatly i believe, swimming helps burn fat, it would be beneficial to their health!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

I transfered to Wilmington High School as a sophomore. I came from a small private school that was very behind in their way of teaching. When I transfered i was about a year behind in all of my classes, and now I am exactly where I am suposed to be. Wilmington has done a great job catching me up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

Both of my daughters were and currently are enrolled at Wilmington High School. I feel that the science department is lacking in teaching the children what they need to know. I think that the books need updating and I also feel that the teachers need a little working on as well. One teacher for example does not teach well at all . She is still using the same techniques she used on me when I went to high school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

the teachers are great but the curriculum is outdated and the course possibilities are slim to none.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2007

Wilmington is a city that takes pride in its schools and their acheivements. Wilmington High School has all of them! Whether it be in sports, academics, or musicals! The teachers at Wilmington are some of the best, although the kids may not think so until they graduate. Once you are in college you realize exactly how much you took for granted how great of teachers you had in this high school! Graduation percentages continue to increase as well as the percentages that go off to college. With that, the foundation for excellence gives away more and more money in scholarships! Wilmington is a great place to raise your children. You don't have to worry about crime and you can bet they are getting a quality education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 30, 2007

Wilmington High School is a great school for today's kids to attend. Not only does it provide great teachers and faculty, but it is also located in a safe community. I plan on living in Wilmington for the rest of my life, and you can bet all of my children will attend Wilmington High School!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2005

I hope someone reads this and it helps. This district needs to pump some money into this school. I agree, there are a few good teachers, but the place run down and in need of an overhaul. Please vote for more money for the school should you have the chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income37%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income39%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income37%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities61%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Average

Test score rating
College readiness rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

College readiness rating 20132What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

89.1%


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 95% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kevin Feeney

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

Wildcat Court
Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: (815) 926-1752

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Sowic Educ Center
Wilmington, IL



Coal City High School
Coal City, IL





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT