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East Alton-Wood River High School

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted September 18, 2006

As a 2005 alumni i would like to say that because of the lack of enthusiasm in about a third of the teachers there, the school has suffered. test scores are very low on average. now that most of the dedicated teachers are retiring, the curriculum is at best, mediocre. there are some classes that are worth taking, in the advanced and honors programs, but the education offered to the general population is more or less a babysitting program. it is not just the teachers fault of course, the students, again speaking of the majority, have no interest in the fruitless efforts of the instructors. the school has resorted to busy work, to make the time go by faster and about a week of mild test preparation for the act. the rest is a daycare program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2006

This is a great public high school. While it offers a lot, it is still a close knit type of school. The teachers and administrators do a great job. Unfortunately (because of budget cuts) the school cannot offer as many electives as a larger school; however, the school as a whole is a safe and pleasant environment for all who are there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 20, 2005

Parent inolvement is high but the departmetns need some revamping as in become more interesting...maybe more community members would come to games or plays. Just a suggestion.
—Submitted by a former 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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33%

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36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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41%

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44%

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39%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
35%

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34%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Low income23%
Non-low income45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female49%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Low income39%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Low income26%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities39%
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

18

Graduation rate

77.3%


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 93% 51%
Black 4% 18%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Leigh Robinson

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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777 North Wood River Avenue
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone: (618) 254-3151

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