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Winchester High School

Public | 9-12 | 197 students

 
 

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Posted September 16, 2008

The school is an ok school. The English that I am taking is an ok course. The Math is great. I just think they need to reac out a little more to the community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

As far as academics, our school systems is wonderful. I cannot praise them enough. As far as extra-curricular activites, I cannot give praise. The kids are pressured way too much and are taught too early that winning is everything. The kids do not receive adequate playing time and some do not get to play at all. Your efforts and passion for the game do not matter.... only who you are matters. There is alot of work to be done and alot of slates to be cleaned. The adminstration avoids the issue and does not look to the best interst of the children. So is you are a good academic student who never wants to play sports.. this is a wonderful school. If you enjoy sports and want to play and have fun... pay the money and send your child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Moving here from a large city, I've been very impressed with the academic programs at this school. The 2005 graduating class was amazing, of 52 students 10 had over a 5.0 average. However, when recieving local scholarships and awards, it was clear that you have to be from here or well known to recieve anything. The same holds true for their sports, they play the name and not always the game. I feel that the student should be rewarded for their hard work and not for 'who' they are. I have not been too happy with the new principal, she's trying to hard to be hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Overall WHS has been a very good school. I think my child received a very good education and was able to be active in extra activities as well. However, it seems that there are a few students in every class that are treated a little better and more special than others. These students are usually the high achievers and all the teachers like them. I think the faculty needs to be aware of the feelings of the other students when these few people are always the ones getting special treatment. It was very evident at graduation, 2004. There were many class members with high honors, National Honor Society members, and who had been involved in numerous activities, but only a select few were awarded scholarships/awards. I think the school administrators should have some way of monitoring who these awards are going to to prevent only one or two students receiving everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

I think that Winchester High School is a very good school, but has an authority problem. The teachers don't really make the students mind and the students with a behavior make it hard for students that want to learn. I also think that the students with behavior problems just need a boost. Most of them are very smart, but don't know how to use their head. Winchester High School has very fine students, and some of the most careing teachers I've ever met. The principal, now premoted to superintendant, is one of the greatest, most understanding men, and the best teacher. I would like to say thank you Mr. Coltas. From a former Student. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a former student


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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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62%

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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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61%
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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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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White62%
Low income54%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male47%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income69%
Non-low income49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female39%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Low income15%
Non-low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
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

20

Graduation rate

94%


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%
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%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 West Cross Street
Winchester, IL 62694
Phone: (217) 742-3151

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