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New Tech High - Zion-Benton East

Public | 9-12 | 331 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 18, 2012

I am a sophomore at this school, and it has been a terrible school. They have put an amazing picture in my head to get me into this school, and it has been the worse experience. It looked like a great school, and they made it look that way. I am now working on getting out but it is super hard to get out. Its a trap. Once you're there, its hard to get out. Take this honest input and please dont let your children go to this school. The work isnt up to highschool par, and this school should be shut down because of how bad it is. The work in all the classes I did in middle school, and we take forever to get through it because we have to do a project and make something on it. It is not a school that prepares you for college or real life. The teachers are mostly all new out of college and it is not a good experience when my teachers are sadly clueless. I cannot wait to get out of this school! It is terrible!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2012

New Tech HIgh @ Zion-Benton East is an exceptional school. The focus is on preparing students for college and beyond. The principal is a dedicated and hard working administrator who effectively strives to grow academic achievement, social, and emotional growth of her students. I know for a fact that she does not take a lunch hour as she is busy out and about circulating through classrooms and helping kids. She grabs a bite on the run. As for fighting, New Tech High has one of the best discipline records in the county. Students are very well behaved and respectful. I would highly recommend New Tech High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

this school is very below average when it comes to grades and resprect. there are fights on a average of once or twice a week. they can get very violent. the principal does very little to help her students with acedemic and personal problem. doesnt care about anything and seems to have givin up on the students. everytime i have seen her she is eating. this is very sad. i hope that they find help soon or this school is going to be a war zone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

i think the school is great the teacher student ratio is wonderful, meaning no child is unattended, every student is getting the proper teaching.
—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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income39%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income41%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female38%
Male58%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income41%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 51%
Hispanic 33% 23%
Black 20% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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