School Details

Stillman Valley High School

425 S Pine St, Stillman Valley, IL 61084
(815) 645-2291

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 608 students 18 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
  • Meridian Community Unit School District 223 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stillman Valley High School is a public high school in Stillman Valley. The principal of Stillman Valley High School is Michael J Mandzen. 608 students go to Stillman Valley High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Stillman Valley High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 608 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Stillman Valley High School is 18:1. Byron High School 9-12 is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 90%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 13%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 9% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to Stillman to avoid sending our daughters to Rockford Public Jr. high and high schools. It was the best move we ever made. So many awesome teachers! The school does focus a lot on sports and extra curricular activities and has great support throughout the community. SVHS was a great fit for our family!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had two kids enter SVHS and have one there now. I think the teachers and administrators are overall very good. As you would expect I have seen great examples and horrible examples of both. I am extremely conerned about cliques and bullying within the entire Meridian district however. While they are trying to combat the issue I don't think they have put any kind of a dent it the problem yet. I encourage the district to step up their efforts in this area. Let's make the school experience a positive time for all students.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a school with caring teachers. It has great programs whether going on to college or finding a career. I have seen students that have graduated from SVHS with many college credits. Students are challenged in classes if they wish to be.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is sooo boring. my kids comes home everyday telling me about how the classes just go on and on. i have three teens in the high school and they sit there for eighty minutes classes and 90% of the time are not learning anything!! Let's make school shorter teach them what they need then get them out of there. thank you

  • (10 years ago)

    When I attended this school the student body was horrid! If you were an outsider and didn't know eachother's families and had your relatives gone to school together in the past forget fitting in for who you were! this school is so clique ridden it isn't even funny and it was by far the worst school experience I have ever endured! However the teachers and administrative qualities are sky high!

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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