School Details

Serena High School

Po Box 107, Serena, IL 60549
(815) 496-2361

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 255 students 14 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
  • Serena Community Unit School District 2 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Serena High School is a public high school in Serena. The principal of Serena High School is Mr. Patrick Leonard. 255 children attend Serena High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Serena High School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 255 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Serena High School is 14:1. Leland High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 92%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 21%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.7%
Economically disadvantaged 15% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Serena High School is an elegant learning institution. Innovations in technology include iPads net books and flat screen desk top computers to name a few. The business and technology department is phenomenal! The high school gym and cafeteria is fairly new. The student body is that of a tight-knight family everyone looks out for each other and new students are always warmly welcomed! The class sizes are nice and small. SHS boosts a comfortable yet sophisticated academic atmosphere. The maintenance crews do a great job of keeping the schools' buildings and grounds up to par. As a parent I am very pleased with the admin faculty and support staff. Serena is probably one of the best area high schools that LaSalle County has to offer!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Athletics are horrible. season records players and coaches arn't good. Coaches don't do a good job of making sure all players treat each other with respect.Quite a few of the athletes are hot heads and are not fun to play with. Athletes go through random drug tests and alot of them smoke and drink and still pass it. In the four years I have been there I havent seen one athlete fail a drug test and the athletes that dont smoke or drink will commonly get tested mulptle consecutive times. P.E. is a peice of cake. almost impossible to fail and is relatively fun but alot of times teachers will combine multiple sports and come up with something completely stupid for activity. English math agriculture Industrial arts and histories have the best teachers. Rules are simple and easy to follow. Lunches can be appetizing most of the time but some times they make me want to puke. It wasn't uncomon to find a hair in my food last year. Also a common occurence that happens is you will leave lunch completely starving becuase they run out of food easily if you are in the second periode lunch hour. Not the nicest student body around but better than some of the other schools I have seen.

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