School Details

Sandwich Community High School

515 Lions Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-2157

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 750 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Sandwich Community Unit School District 430 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sandwich Community High School is a public high school in Sandwich. The principal of Sandwich Community High School is Mr. Mitchell Nystedt. 750 students attend Sandwich Community High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Sandwich Community High School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 750 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sandwich Community High School is 17:1. Plano High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 84%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 31%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Poor teacher/parent relationship is CORRECT! Also just so you know...your kid will be used as an object to get money from the school! They will pay a student to tattle tale whether it be true or not......guess all those years of teaching them NOT to was useless. Save your $ on this free public school & put it to good use and go private or home school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sandwich High School has a great faculty who really care about the kids! They love to keep the children involved and really seem to enjoy their jobs which makes the students want to learn and have fun while they are doing it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Large Class Sizes Underpaid Teachers Property Taxes that Correlate to Bigger Schools and Communities - All leading one to believe financial mismanagement. If your child is in the advanced courses there will be many options. Yet they will still be ill-prepared to compete against other schools. Should your child be a struggler you better be prepared to work - Sandwich will just let them slide through. The people are wonderful. It is a closely connected community. School is decades behind others when it comes to computers and technology. Schools in the district also have way to many 'movie' and 'fun' days. School is not about fun. Fun can be had elsewhere. Youth's need to work for those 6-7 hours they are in those buildings. So they can gain knowledge and compete in the world.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has a poor teacher/parent relationship. There is never any communication from a teacher until it is too late to do anything about it or not unless the parent gets on hands and knees to talk to a teacher. Then they just pretend to give you feedback and never do anything to help your child. They also do not provide any progress reports unless your child is getting a D. Well maybe some parents believe anything below a B deserves insight. They also just go along as they please and never follow the guidelines set by the district. When a report card is suppose to come out on Friday they should and not seven days later.

  • (11 years ago)

    Im a sophmore at Sandwich High School and this school is really nice. The teachers and staff really do want you to exceed and graduate.

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