School Details

Sycamore High School

555 Spartan Trail, Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8160

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1233 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
  • Sycamore Community Unit School District 427 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sycamore High School is a public high school in Sycamore. The principal of Sycamore High School is Mr. Tim Carlson. 1,233 children attend Sycamore High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Sycamore High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 1,233 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 23% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sycamore High School is 17:1. Cornerstone Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 82% 81%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 28%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Sycamore has an awesome music department with great teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is perfect for education and activities that gets your child involved. We moved out of Dekalb just to get our kid out of that overcrouded dump and into this great school..

  • (10 years ago)

    My children have had a fantastic experience at Sycamore High School. When my child was in and accident the teachers and school staff went above and beyond what was needed to help her keep up with her work so when she was able to return to school she was in sync with the rest of her classes.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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