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Yorkville High School

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Posted May 29, 2014

I am currently a student and I love Yorkville because all of the staff support I am provided. If I have a problem, I know exactly where to go and who to talk to. I am not saying that I have not run into problems- but I feel appreciated for the most part. I like how the school is run, while the a large population of students are cliquey and negative. Another problem I have had was with a coaching staff, I moved on to another sport though and they are excellent. The principle, deans, and counselors are all fantastic. I also love that they have a lot of groups and clubs to join.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2014

Yorkville has a terrible school system. If you want your child to be safe, send them to another school. The vast majority of the teachers and staff members here are not concerned with whether or not your child is being bullied, physically, verbally, or sexually. Even if your child seeks help for this, they turn the other cheek. Not to mention if your child is out of school for a long period of time due to medical reasons. If they try to get caught up, some teachers refuse to help them because "they are way past that chapter/section." At one point I had a teacher tell me I was better off dropping out because I had no chance of graduating on time. Thanks to online classes, I ended up graduating early. I refuse to walk at graduation and I refuse to support a school that does not support their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2014

Yorkville high school is not worth attending to. I have been enrolled 3 years and wish I could transfer every day I walk in the doors. Don't get me wrong, some teachers can actually teach! There are some rules that are worthless. I was sent to the dean for wearing a fleece due to the uncomfortable cold in the room.(heat is poor in the school) I was told "if you do not take your fleece off and put it in your locker you will be sent home on suspension until you can follow the rules." Not to mention my friend was late a few times because of a family matter and was told "school is a bigger priority than family."...just wrong to say to a student. I do not recommend enrolling your student in Yorkville high school unless you want a load of stress and kids getting depressed from being so stressed that they don't want to go. But I will say, if you are a star in sports definitely enroll. Thats honestly all the school seems to care about. If you don't believe me look at the academic scores..


Posted August 2, 2013

I attended Yorkville High School my Freshman and Sophomore year, and then made the personal decision to transfer to a private school. I feel like I'm two years behind the students at my new school. Although I did thrive socially, I could not feel less prepared for the "real word." I take all Honors Courses, and receive straight A's, with minimal effort. I do not feel that I am at all educated to be successful in life, even though my report card may say otherwise. The teachers are only concerned with Standardized test scores, and even then fail to prepare most students to succeed. I got the impression from majority of my teachers that teaching is not a passion of theirs, and instead a last resort. I did have the pleasure of encountering two great teachers who care about the students well-being and success--for that I am thankful. The administration is more concerned with getting the students in trouble, than educating them. Negative behavior receives 95% of the attention in my experiences. I understand a school's need for discipline, but it should not be the primary focus. Yorkville High School is not a terrible place to attend, but there are many better options in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2010

I am a student of YHSA and i love my teachers, i got lucky. Yet, we are behind other schools. It bothers me because i have to transfer now I am going to be practically a freshman again.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2010

My children have attended Yorkville for the past 7 years. In that time many things have changed. The most notable being the building of new schools to keep class sizes lower, revamping older, outdated curriculums, hiring a new HS principle. This new principle is fabulous and works tirelessly to raise the level of learning and accountablilty within the district, his teachers, and students. This year, though dollars are tight, the district is not talking about RIFs or reductions in extra-curricular activities, nor have any been mentioned for next year. Our school board appears to be doing a good job managing dollars while continuing to move the district forward. Parent input and participation is encouraged and welcomed. Though we had a rocky start when moving here, my children now enjoy the schools they are in and can take courses that challenge them even though they are at the honors level..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a school filled with students,teachers,facalty, and parents who care not only about education,but their community as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The music program in particular is wonderful... the new principal is making great changes... and the students are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

I'm currently a student at Yorkville High School. As far as schools go, Yorkville is okay. It's nothing spectacular and some of the classes/teachers are a bit...lackluster. However for the upcoming school year, some changes have been made to the curriculum that hopefully will improve the situation for future classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

We moved to Yorkville 8 years ago and love the school systems here. Our 2 boys refuse to leave Yorkville because of the schools. I agree that Yorkville has undergone many changes and many are still to come. I do believe it all starts in the home and not the school. Kids need a good base and if they don't get that from their parents, those parents shouldn't expect the teachers to fill in that role. Parents need to participate in their childs education and not just let them 'float-on by'. Both of my boys are excellent athletes as well as high honor roll students. So don't go blaming the school district, the schools, the teachers, or administrators.....start blaming yourself for not being involved and your child who doesn't want to learn. No matter what school their in, a child that has a positive attitude will always succeed in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Over the past few years Yorkville has undergone many changes, population growth, a new mayor, new schools, and many other things. Because of these changes, it has been hard for the school district to keep up with these things. I recently graduated from Yorkville, and I believe that the school had some pretty outstanding programs. I also believe it depends largely on the student and how much he or she makes out of his or her education. Yorkville does offer some advanced placement courses in which most students who actually take the tests do well. Students who do care about their academics can easily find help from the teachers. It isn't that the teachers don't care; it is usually the students who blow off their assignments and don't care to do any work. In addition to academics, Yorkville also offers a variety of sports that are on the riseof greatness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2006

I've been a student at Yorkville High School For a year and a half now and i am going into my senior year. I strongly advise you to keep your kids away from this school because several of the teachers at this school could care less about the students. Also since the city is growing the student population is growing and the teachers are growing even more careless.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2006

I've been a student in Yorkville for nine years. I moved here from West virginia in the third grade. I have found from the very beginning that the Yorkville schools are quite behind compared to other schools. First off, we do not have enough room for all the students at all. They finally built another intermediate school and that took forever. They built a new high school so the old one could become a middle school. That action is now outdated. Our high school is so packed that you cannot even walk through the halls anymore. It takes ten minutes almost to walk from one side to the other. There are not enough teachers so students are restricted to what classes they can take. Lastly, Physical Education is required for all four years. That is ridiculous considering the gym classes are packed. There isn't even enough gym space for all sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2005

I am a student and attend Yorkville High School. I would advise you not to have your children attend here. The teachers here don't erally care how you are doing, as long as your quite. There is little teacher-student contact.
—Submitted by a student


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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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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 Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income38%
Not low income49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
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Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income31%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities62%
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Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income45%
Not low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities58%
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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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

82.8%


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 76% 51%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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797 Game Farm Road
Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: (630) 553-4380

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