School Details

Community H S Dist 99 - North H S

4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 795-8400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2105 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
71%
52%
74%
70%
55%
68%
64%
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
  • CHSD 99 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Community H S Dist 99 - North H S is a public high school in Westmont. The principal of Community H S Dist 99 - North H S is Ms. Scott Kasik. 2,105 students attend Community H S Dist 99 - North H S and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Community H S Dist 99 - North H S students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 2,105 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Community H S Dist 99 - North H S is 16:1. Bridge High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 75%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 15%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school! Great sports program! Excellent teachers!!! I graduated from this school just gets better!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had 3 children go through this school and graduate. If you have a student with no problems then they should do ok. But all 3 of my kids had IEP's. My middle daughter had the best experience as she was able to be more of a student that fit the regular student profile. My youngest graduated last year. Her high school experience sucked. She had a medical problem and we had to have an advocate involved spoke to an attorney and considered home schooling her as DGN was unable to do what needed to be done so she could be educated. She was discriminated against because of her disability. It was only through perserverance on our part that she was able to graduate on time with a higher than avg. GPA. They are not equipped to support students and families with anything other than a "normal" student with no disabilities. The Superintendant was also of no help.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student of DGN. I believed it to be a well rounded experience. However I do not feel as if the leadership of the school is going in the right direction. I felt as almost they were more interested in getting state funding then listening to the needs of the students. Somtimes they would act on a decision even if it wasn't in the best interest of student education and ability to learn. Other than some minor set backs I believe it to be one of the best schools in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a freshman at DGN and I love it. The faculty school and classmates are all awesome. It's well focased and I've really been learning so much! I give it five stars!

  • (5 years ago)

    A well rounded education with a focus on leadership and life skills.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a 2008 graduate and my time at DGN was memorable. The teacher are wonderful and they kept encouraging me to do my best. DGN has so much to offer its students. However the student body can be cliquey at times. Nonetheless you'll be able to find your niche.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former DGN graduate. Attending this school gave me amazing opportunities as a student and gave me the support and encouragement I needed to become an adult. I had nothing but positive experiences as a student athelete.

  • (7 years ago)

    very high academic opportunities. the sports teams are very good and competitive. i must admit there are a lot of cliques but i grew up in this town my entire life so i had an immediate group. lots of diveristy and tons of students from new schools in the area. classrooms are extremely up to date with technology and security is incredible. you cant get away with anything!! and neither can trespassers. the spirit is insane too.. until our principal canceled spirit week because we got way too into it. but football games are the highlight of the town and are a huge thing. i highly reccommend it! its great!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of a junior at DGN. I am also an educator. The rigor of the academics is superior and the support from faculty for students is excellent. The school's culture and climate is among the best among area schools. The administration supports the students and faculty and has provided resources and a vision that gives a clear focus for student learning and achievement.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is a freshman at Downers North High so this is my first year dealing with high school (my oldest). I am generally impressed with the teachers at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a post-graduate student at Northern Illinois University. I have spent 20 hours of observation time at this school. The teachers are professional and personable. I witnessed on several occasions teachers working closely with individual students to help them achieve a certain goal. The safety measures taken by the school were also impressive. All visitors are greeted at the entrance by a security desk where they may sign in and recieve a visitor pass. The classrooms are technologically updated. The students have many available resources and are encouraged to take advantage of them. Overall I was highly impressed with this school from a faculty and facility perspective. I do not have children attending this school; however I would have no reservations about sending a child to this school.

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