School Details

Beecher City Jr-Sr High School

438 Illinois 33, Beecher City, IL 62414
(618) 487-5117
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 187 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beecher City Community Unit School District 20 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
59%
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60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beecher City Community Unit School District 20 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
52%
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55%
46%
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49%

Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beecher City Community Unit School District 20 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beecher City Jr-Sr High School is a public high school in Beecher City. The principal of Beecher City Jr-Sr High School is Mr. Phil Lark. 187 students go to Beecher City Jr-Sr High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Beecher City Jr-Sr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 187 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 33% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Beecher City Jr-Sr High School is 15:1. Cowden-Herrick High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% 98%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.2%
Hispanic 0.5% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 32%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 27% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The math cirriculum is the only subject up to par with the rest of the UA in terms of preparing the students for college. The administration is lazy and unwilling to better any aspect about the school. There is no supervision of teachers by the administration so the teachers (with exception of the math program) are also lazy and unmotivated to do anything to help the students. The school board is sorely out of touch with the needs of the students and community. There are very few dual credit classes so the students are forced to take the same classes in college that they take in high school. The parents and other volunteers are rarely utilized as the staff does not want anyone to see their lack of enthusiasm. If you have a choice do not bring your child into this type of environment. Altamont Effingham or Teutopolis offer a much better education.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are not much more than babysitters and being different is not tolerated. So as long as your a hick or a preppy sports kid you'll

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school and I saw that someone said that they are tolerant of new students... that's a lie. As a half Hispanic I was picked on tortured and just plain ostracized by the student and most of the staff. They where not at all understanding and in most ways they where patronizing not only to me but to my family. The Beecher City school is not well maintained and personally I would home-school my kids before I would allow them anywhere near this school! The staff doesn't care about the students and the students there are cruel and when you try to stand up for yourself you get ISS or "lunch detention" its sad the school needs to either be closed down or something because it stinks! The curriculum there is substandard and if you ask a question in class you will be publicly humiliated so it was better not to try.

  • (4 years ago)

    Beecher City offers alot for a small school. We have a strong Math program. It's tuff but ask those who enter college how it helped them? Sports we have a lot to offer there too.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great quality educators. I think this small town school provides an excellent education with very caring teachers. It is nice to see students so accepting to new students. I think the parent involvement is much higher in this small school.

  • (9 years ago)

    On a 1 to 10 scale i would give this school a 3. The reason for the three would be the lack of excitement this school has in comparison to Effingham High School or Teutopolis High School or any other school located in the limits of Effingham County. This school also does not offer any music programs to 7th to 12th graders. Also the school does not offer any college prep classes to my knowledge.

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